From the folks at Scripps National Spelling Bee today:
I am pleased to inform you that What is the Statue of Liberty? has been chosen as a 2018 Great Words, Great Works title by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The purpose of this list is to highlight books that introduce students to rich and varied spelling and vocabulary words in context.
This brought back memories of my spelling bee loss in 6th grade. Who knew "necessary" did not include a double cc (not me)! :o)
A Barnes and Noble's Best New Picture Books for September
and a #1 New Release Children's Soc Activist Bios on Amazon.
A board book tribute to some great women,
who blazed trails that inspire us all, little or big.
Amazon B&N Little Simon
It's the first day of school for these busy-builder tools.
Tool School is my second picture book with the amazing
James Dean of Pete the Cat fame.
(Mighty Dads was our first book).
Vampoodle is the early reader follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers, who creates oodles of cute dogs!
Both publish one month from today, July 27, 2017.
Create extra-special Christmas cards with a few supplies, including this wooden castle cutout from Michael's. The Knights Before Christmas, a picture book by Joan Holub and Scott Magoon.
Catpulting fun at Quail Ridge Bookstore. The gingerbread men went really far. So did the marshmallows!
Joan Holub, the author of more than 130 picture books and novels for children, including the Goddess Girl series and picture books such as "Zero the Hero," "Mighty Dads" and "Little Red Writing," will share her new book "The Knights Before Christmas," at 2 p.m., Saturday. It's best for ages 5 and up. I had the pleasure of meeting Joan over the weekend at Triangle Reads where I moderated the picture book panel. My six-year-old has either been read this book or read this book herself about a dozen times in the last 24 hours. It's a fun spin on "The Night Before Christmas!"
Read more at http://www.wral.com/fancy-nancy-christmas-knights-quail-ridge-lines-up-four-big-children-s-authors-this-week/14915751/#6KRUujW4OWxxH7m0.99
On Christmas Eve, three little knights guard their castle against a red-and-white invader: Santa Claus!
Join Joan Holub at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC for a celebration of The Knights Before Christmas on September 26 (Saturday, 2pm). Castle catapult games and snacks!