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A Whirlwind of Good News and Invitations for You

Oh my gosh. After a rough year last year, I’ve had such a lovely whirlwind of good news recently. I think I already shared that Finding Family is a Charlotte Zolotow Honor book(!) and and Eureka Gold Medal book(!). Zowie! Now I’ve learned the it’s also a CCBC Choices book

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Minnesota Book Awards!

I just realized I never blogged about the Minnesota Book Awards! After BookSpeak! Poems About Books won the Children’s Literature category, it was a whirlwind of email and Facebook congratulations (and I’m still afraid I missed thanking some people). I just wanted to share a few pictures from this wonderful

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Poem-a-Day: #15

atop your shoulders, taller than I hoped to be, I see other worlds –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved —————————————————- Cue sappy poem music. But BookSpeak! won the Minnesota Book Award (Children’s Literature category) last night, and I’m in a floaty/sappy mood today! And in that banquet hall full of

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Poem-a-Day: #14 and a BookSpeak! Award

crumpled index cards abandoned confetti scraps after the awards –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved —————————————————- I’m jotting a couple of notes on an index card for the Minnesota Book Awards banquet. I don’t expect BookSpeak! to win, but when Stampede was a Finalist, I panicked when they started the

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Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School

Stampede Is a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award!

Exciting news over the weekend. I got home from a game night Saturday night to find a congratulations email from Joyce Sidman–for Stampede’s choice as a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards! The other three finalists in this category are Joyce herself, Alison McGhee, and Marion Dane Bauer. Wow. I’m

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