>> Friday, March 5, 2010
Editor Liz reports that The Brooklyn Nine was named to the 2010 Kansas State Reading Circle Catalog with a starred rating. "The lists are distributed and promoted throughout the state of Kansas during the current year." (Thanks, Kansas!)
The Brooklyn Nine is also now for sale in Scholastic Book Fairs. Here's a brief booktalk they put together for it. (Opens as a PDF.) And here's the featured book page.
Media center coordinator Beth Martin writes a lovely appreciation of The Brooklyn Nine in the Wausau Daily Herald.
Stephanie Dethlefs, writing the Children's Book Corner for the Neighborhood-Kids blog, calls The Brooklyn Nine a championship-level book.
The Semicolon blog names The Brooklyn Nine as one of the two best sports books of the year.
Angela Craft at Bookish Blather wishes The Brooklyn Nine had at least been a Newbery Honor book.
Doret at The Happy Nappy Bookseller had The Brooklyn Nine picked as a Newbery sleeper candidate...
...as did DaNae at Literate Lives...
...and the Arapahoe Library District...
...and Sarah at The Reading Zone. (Thanks, guys! That would have been incredible!)
O.W.L. (Outrageously Wonderful Literature from the Middle Grade) has The Brooklyn Nine in their mailbox...
...as does Mallory at Grammar Girl.
While Valerie at the I Should Be Writing Blog has Something Wicked in her mailbox.
Something Wicked has been nominated for the 2010-2011 South Carolina Children's Book Awards. (Thanks, South Carolina!)
Serious about Series plugs Something Rotten and Something Wicked.
Someone at Books for Sale would include Something Rotten and Something Wicked in a YA starter library if he/she was given $1,000 and carte blanche.
Mer at the Harris County Public Library recommends Something Rotten as a great mystery.
A Baltimore English teacher is going to use Samurai Shortstop in a Lit Circle Unit this year (and it's in very good company!)
And the American School in Japan mentions my upcoming visit in their write-up in the 2010 International Schools Special from the Tokyo Weekender. I can't wait, guys!
And I've joined the Children's Literature Author and Illustrator Booking Service. Here's my author page, including info on how to book me.