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Mystery Author Two: Clue 2 January 20, 2009

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As a child she used to pretend she was a different character each day.  Being Little Red Riding Hood particularly exasperated her parents.


Mystery Author Two: Clue 1 January 19, 2009

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This author is from California and her first book roused quite a debate.


Mystery Author: Clue #4 January 15, 2009

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This author’s most recent book has a villain that is eaten by an
alligator. . . and we’re not talking about Captain Hook.


Mystery Author: Clue #3 January 14, 2009

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This author was born in the front seat of Ford Fairlane in250px-ford_fairlane_sedan
Fayetteville, North Carolina.


Mystery Author: Clue #2 January 13, 2009

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As a child this author loved books about horses, especially BLACK BEAUTY and NATIONAL VELVET. . . and let us not forget MY FRIEND, FLICKA and FURY.



Tune in next week for the first Mystery Author clue! January 9, 2009

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I’m so excited to announce something fun and new (at least for me)!!

Starting this upcoming week I am going to begin posting one clue each day (four total) about an upcoming KidLit author who has agreed to a “blog interview”. The clues will start general and get more specific with each day. If you can guess the identity of the author in a posted comment before the day of the “reveal” you will be entered into a drawing to receive a new book by that author.  

I’m modeling the Mystery Author after a classroom activity that I posted about in fall 08 called Mystery Reader. The link to that post is here

In my definition a KidLit author can write anything from board book up through young adult. Only limitation on winner of contest is they need to have a U.S. mailing address.

“Same Bat time, Same bat channel.” – Batman’s Narrator

batmanTune in next week!


Upcoming Author Interviews December 30, 2008

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I have been fortunate enough to have been granted an upcoming author interview with a few of my new favorite authors. Instead of just telling you who they are, I’m going to see if they will participate in a version of Mystery Reader, or in this case, Mystery Author. If you haven’t read my earlier post about the classroom version of Mystery Reader from Beth Newingham, you can check it out here.


Lemony Snicket photos November 7, 2008

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Lemony Snicket autographing

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Needless to say, my daughter found Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) very funny! He was at Cover to Cover for a book signing, while on tour promoting his newest book The Lump of Coal.  Initially I was a little disappointed that he was not going to do a short presentation, but he certainly made up for it by keeping up an almost non-stop banter with the children in line.  He started by apologizing that the author Lemony Snicket did not make it to the store and was “in character” of Lemony Snicket for the entire time. He not only made funny comments to the children that had them all giggling, but he also had several asides that the parents found very amusing. “Canada and the United States are very similar, but United States does not care about sick people”, etc.  He attempted to get children to select anything besides his books-ranging from post-it notes to the Sesame Street Elmo Dictionary.  

My children, a book-loving friend and her son, and I all had a very enjoyable Lemony Snicket encounter!


Crazy Like a Fox Book Trailer October 5, 2008

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