Scripps National Spelling Bee Award for WW the Statue of Liberty!

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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)

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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!"


The Knights before Christmas

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!

Visit illustrator Scott Magoon’s site for his holiday playlist and a peek at his preliminary sketches for The Knights Before Christmas.