Book Giveaway – HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP

Please stop by Kathy Temean’s AWESOME blog for a chance to win a copy of Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep and learn more about Hildie Bitterpickles in her exclusive interview with The Daily Witch.

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Author of THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE:A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery, Robin Newman has agreed to do a book giveaway for her second book, HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP that came out earlier this year.

All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Please make sure you check back on August 10th to discover the winner. Make sure I’m able to find your contact information, in case your name is drawn.

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International Literacy Association Conference & Exhibits #ILA16

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Gray skies couldn’t dampen the excitement at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where educators, librarians, writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers came out in droves to support and promote worldwide literacy.

Here are a few photographic highlights:

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Creston Book authors and illustrators are in the house! 

Me, JoAnn Adinolfi, and Darlene Beck-Jacobson

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JoAnn Adinolfi and Darlene Beck-Jacobson

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JoAnn Adinolfi, me, Darlene Beck-Jacobson, and John Schumacher, a/k/a the great Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

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Josh Funk 

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Peter Reynolds 

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And a trip to Boston wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Robert McCloskey’s wonderful ducklings at the Boston Public Garden.

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If you’re interested in getting involved with the fight to advance literacy, please visit ILA’s website by clicking here.

“The ability to read, write, and communicate connects people to one another and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible. Communication and connection are the basis of who we are and how we live together and interact with the world.”

Source: ILA website

 

 

THANK YOU Southold Elementary School Third Graders!

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of saying a very big thank you to the AWESOME third graders at Southold Elementary School who wrote blurbs for my book, Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep. Here’s a link to Nicole Smith’s article, “Who Better to Review a Kids’ Book Than a Group of Kids?” for The Suffolk Times documenting how these amazing third graders became reviewers of my book.

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Photo taken by a Southold Elementary School Teacher. 

ALA 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition #ALAAC16

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Every time I go to ALA I feel like a kid in a candy store. Where else in the world can you meet your favorite librarians, educators, editors, and publishers; bump into Dan Santat in the hallway; and hear your child scream with delight, “Mo Willems is HERE! HE’S HERE!!!

Below are a few photographic highlights from this year’s INCREDIBLE conference.

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My super excited boys with their super cool exhibitor badges. 

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Mo Willems

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“Hi Mr. Schu!” 

Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Alyson Beecher, me, Lola, Marcia Goldman, Marissa Moss and Kathryn Otoshi 

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Alyson Beecher and me

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Stephanie Bange and me

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Marissa Moss

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Marcia Goldman, Lola and her adorable fans

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Wilcox & Griswold, me and Marissa Moss

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Kathryn Otoshi

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Bethany Buck and me

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Sergio Ruzzier

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Kwame Alexander

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Rita Williams-Garcia and me

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Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen

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Jerry Pinkney

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me and Dan Santat

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Lori Degman’s adorable new book. Norbert is one radiant, terrific pig. 

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A well-prepared librarian! 

As my favorite spider might say, ALA is some conference. I can hardly wait for next year. Thank you, ALA!

 

The First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

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Over 30 authors and illustrators from eleven East Coast states and the Midwest participated in the First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival to support the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Maryland. It was an extremely special day.

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And check out all of their amazing titles!

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Here are a few photographic highlights:

The Author and Illustrator Dinner 

Talbot County Free Library 

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Lee Gjertsen Malone and Jennifer Wolf Kam 

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Corrine Smith 

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Tara Lazar reading Normal Norman

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Jean Taft

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Stacy McAnulty 

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Dianne K. Salerno, Nancy Armo, Wendy BooydeGraaff and me

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Nancy Armo

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Wendy BooydeGraaff

Three cheers for Timothy Young, who created the incredible posters for the event, and for Marie U’Ren, all of the volunteers, as well as the sponsors who made this event extraordinarily special.

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Wilcox, Griswold, Hildie and I cannot wait for next year’s festival.

The 2016 NJ SCBWI Annual Conference—The Best Conference Ever!

 

Every year the NJ SCBWI Annual Conference gets better and better. This year did not disappoint.

Here are some photographic highlights: 

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Opening Keynote Speaker, David Wiesner

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My amazing agent, Liza Fleissig, and my fellow Liza Royce Agency peeps! 

Yvonne Ventresca, Cathy Breisacher, Laurie Wallmark, Darlene Beck-Jacobson, Erica George, Leslie Santamaria, me, and Liza Fleissig 

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Diana Murray and me

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Johanna Bilbo Staton, Yvonne Ventresca, and Cathy Breisacher 

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Katey Howes

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Lauri Meyers

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Darlene Beck-Jacobson and Carole Lindstrom

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Annie Silvestro and Kim Pfennigwerth

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Me and Cristina Ergunay (Mawrters in the house! Anassa kata!) 

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Beth Ferry 

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Julie Matysik and Yvonne Ventresca

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Jacki Morris

Liza Fleissig, Keisha Senter, Kathy Temean, Carole Lindstrom, Leslie Santamaria, me, Karl Jones, Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Marlaina Cockcroft, and Linda Patterson Kujawski

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Laura Sassi and Diana Murray 

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Me and Katya Szewczuk

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Tara Lazar 

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Lori Degman 

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Laurie Wallmark accepting the Crystal Kyte Award.

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Julie Gribble 

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Tish Rabe

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Jonathan Rockefeller 

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Guy Olivieri and Charlotte Bennardo 

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Closing Keynote Speaker, Suzy Ismail

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Me and Suzy Ismail 

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who made this year’s conference so special. I’m already packing my bags for next year’s conference. I can’t wait!

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Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep — Good Reads With Ronna

A wonderful review of Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep by Ronna Mandel.

HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP Written by Robin Newman Illustrated by Chris Ewald (Creston Books; $16.99, Ages 4-8) When I enjoy a book as much as I enjoyed Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep, I have to read every last page, including the copyright page! There I might even discover a clever dedication or some…

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