TC&TBC – 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 213 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 378 posts. There were 318 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 70mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 15th with 146 views. The most popular post that day was Cover Art for The Little Shepherd Boy by Cheryl C. Malandrinos.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for dr seuss books, dr. seuss books, dr seuss book, oh the thinks you can think, and dr. seuss book.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Cover Art for The Little Shepherd Boy by Cheryl C. Malandrinos April 2010


Answer to Dr. Seuss Trivia Question March 2010


TC&TBC’s Top 10 Favorite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens and Teens January 2010


Princess Tea by Janeen A. Sarlin with Noelle Shipley October 2009


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2010

New Year, New Theme, New Books!

I was getting kind of bored with the old theme and it looked a little too Christmasy to carry us through the winter so I’ll give this one a whirl.  Feel free to let me know what you think of it.

I’ve got some children’s books in my TBR pile that I’ll be reviewing in the not so distant future, and hopefully, after I get done with these two major editing projects I’m working on I’ll have some time to add a few new features to this blog.  Drop me a line anytime to let me know what you would be interested in seeing at TC&TBC.

If you’re an author or publicist looking for a review or guest spot, please feel free to email me at cg20pm00(at)gmail(dot)com, replacing the “at” and “dot” with the appropriate symbols.  Right now my TBR pile between this blog and The Book Connection stands at around 40 books–just finished two this weekend–so I’m tight for time with this, coordinating virtual book tours with Pump Up Your Book Promotion and editing work, but I love children’s books and I want to keep building up this blog like I did with The Book Connection.

Here’s to more great books in 2010!


Welcome to The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Welcome to The Children’s and Teen’s Book Connection, or as I usually call it TC&TBC!

A branch of my popular blog, The Book Connection, this blog began in July 2009 and is dedicated to the children’s and teen books I read. You’ll find reviews, author interviews, and guest bloggers at TC&TBC, and who knows what else the future will bring.

TC&TBC is currently looking for titles to review. Please contact Cheryl at cg20pm00(at)gmail(dot)com, replacing the “at” and”dot” with the appropriate symbols.

Have fun browsing around!