Happy to share that Barb Stuber’s Girl in Reverse is an NPR Best Book of 2014! Congratulations, Barb! Here’s the link: http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014/
J IS FOR JIVE by Ann Ingalls has been selected as one of the 30 best Indie picks by Publishers Weekly! Congratulations, Ann!
Congratulations are in order for Sue Lowell Gallion! Sue’s PUG AND PIG won the 2013 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award at the SCBWI-LA conference. In addition to that good news, Sue also announced the sale of PUG AND PIG to Allyn Johnston at Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. And last, but not least, Sue will now be represented by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary!
Debra McArthur’s middle grade historical novel A VOICE FOR KANZAS has been named as a Kansas Notable Book. http://www.kcfb.info/projects/kansas-notable-books.html
Debra’s essay “The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854” is now live on the peer-reviewed website Essential Civil War Curriculum: http://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/ And Debra’s novel A VOICE FOR KANZAS was selected as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Bankstreet College of Education. It’s listed among books for age 9-12, in the Historical Fiction Category: http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2013/
Wyatt Townley has been named the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt will promote the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. Congratulations, Wyatt!
The Johnson County Library will host a reception for Elizabeth C. Bunce on Sunday, March 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Lackman Neighborhood Library. She’ll be honored for receiving the first ever American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award for her debut young adult novel, Curse Dark as Gold (Arthur A. Levine Books, March 208). Come listen to Elizabeth talk about Curse, enjoy refreshments and buy a copy of her amazing book.
Elizabeth C. Bunce’s A CURSE DARK AS GOLD wins the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award. 2009 is the first year for this award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The work cited will illuminate the teen experience and enrich the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by: compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration; the integrity of the work…
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce and Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck continue to garner accolades! Both made the Cybils shortlist. Winners will be announced in early February. The Cybils is an online literary contest that lets the public nominate books on the Cybils blog. A group of respected children’s literature bloggers pick the finalists and winners. Find out more at the Cybils site. Way to go, ladies! We can’t wait to see what the…
On December 1, 2008 Maybelle Goes to Tea made its appearance on the New York Public Library 2008 list of 100 Best Children’s Books to Read and Share. Congratulations, Katie! Wishing you and Maybelle many more years of wonderful storytelling! Visit Katie at http://KatieSpeck.com