On June 17, Kansas City welcomed hobo Iris Baldwin with open arms. Debut novelist Barbara Stuber celebrated the release of her young adult novel Crossing The Tracks (Margaret K. McElderry, 2010). Many congratulations and best wishes for Barb and Iris!
The masses were out to celebrate with Laura Manivong and her young adult debut Escaping the Tiger. Reading Reptile managed to pack in about 250 family, friends and fans last night and sold every last one of Laura’s books. But don’t fret! You can call the store and order one! (816) 753-0441. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of the night.
Family, friends and fans joined authors Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald to celebrate the release of Little Piano Girl. Reading Reptile played host to the event on February 13. Congratulations!
In August, Rosen Publishing released two new books written by Diane Bailey: High School Musicals: Scenery and Set Design and High School Musicals: Stage Management and Production.
In January 2010, Diane will have three more releases through Rosen: Tennessee: Past and Present; Venus and Serena Williams; and Great Moments at the World Cup. Her book Kansas: Past and Present will be out in August 2010. Congratulations, Diane!
Lisa Wade McCormick announces the release of three of her new non-fiction books with Capstone Press. The books are titled “Bigfoot,â€ “Ghosts,â€ and “Near-Death Experiencesâ€ and are part of the company’s “Mysteries of Scienceâ€ series.
McCormick’s “Near-Death Experiencesâ€ book has already received accolades. “Lisa McCormick has done a wonderful thing by introducing children to the near death experience!,â€ said Jody Long of the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF). “This is a very good, easy book for children to read and she has done a great job explaining a complex subject in a way that children can understand it. â€
McCormick has written four other books for Capstone’s “Mysteries of Scienceâ€ Series. Those books are titled “Mothman,â€ “Alien Abductions,â€ “Psychic Powers,â€ and “Haunted Houses,â€ and will be released later in 2009.
In related news, McCormick also has a story in the February/March 2009 issue of Dogs for Kids magazine. The story is about five dogs who have won Guinness World Records.