Not that I have a lot of free time, but when I do it is neat to check out articles about popular things from the year I was born. While on MSN today, this article was one of those on their homepage: “The Most Popular Children’s Book The Year You Were Born.” It starts with 1950 and goes through last year. What a joy going remembering some of the books from my childhood. I also learned that Corduroy by Don Freeman was the most popular book in 1968–the year I was born.
Enjoy traveling through this history of children’s books at MSN.
As many of you know, before I became a REALTOR, I worked in online book promotion. Thanks to this experience and the effort put into marketing my own work, our local library asked me to hold a workshop for self-published authors on ways to promote their books. This week’s article at the 4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News blog talks about how effective marketing is about building relationships. You can read my article at https://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/2019/09/effective-book-promotion-is-about.html
Your book is published. Now what? These days, authors are responsible for the lion’s share of book promotion. Local children’s author Cheryl C. Malandrinos shares her personal experience of promoting books online and in person. Learn tips on how to write a press release, contact the media, set up a virtual book tour, and how to use social media to expand your reach.
Cheryl is the author of four children’s books. She also spent seven years as a virtual book tour coordinator for Pump Up Your Book. A blogger and a book reviewer, she is a member of SCBWI and an acquisitions editor for 4RV Publishing.
Day and Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm
Location: Brooks Room, Wilbraham Public Library, 25 Crane Park Dr, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Contact Caroline Welch of the Wilbraham Public Library at 413-596-6141 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moishe was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and he was sent to Auschwitz. His home was ravaged, his family torn apart by illness and abduction. Years of brutality drew on as Moishe moved from one labor camp to the next. Finally, towards the end of the war and at the peak of Moishe’s deepest despair, a simple act of kindness by a group of courageous Czech women redeemed his faith that goodness could survive the trials of war: That was the day it rained warm bread.
Age Range: 9 – 13 years
Grade Level: 4 – 8
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 13, 2019)
With a new Netflix series, the award-winning graphic novels are back!
Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Ba (Two Brothers, Casanova) have earned accolades on separate projects, and finally return for the latest chapter in the bizarre lives of their former teen superhero team.
Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to fight his wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution . . .
But their past is coming back to hunt them. Collects issues #1-#7.
* Features an introduction by Eisner Award-winning creator Jeff Lemire!
Series: Umbrella Academy (Book 3)
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (September 17, 2019)
You can pre-order at Amazon and Books-a-Million and other online retailers.
Violet thought being bitten by a zombie was the worst thing that could ever happen to her.
She was wrong.
Violet has been a prisoner for two weeks. She has no idea how to escape, the community of Harmony is trading people for supplies, and she still has the whole half-zombie thing to deal with. With all that’s going on, the last thing she has time for is another romantic complication. But when it rains, it pours.
If Violet and her friends can thwart Ezra’s dark plans for the people of Harmony, while avoiding the hordes of mindless flesh-eating zombies —then maybe she’ll have time to worry about her personal life.
In the final installment in the Alive? series, our favorite half-zombie will come face to face with hordes of the undead, murderous survivors—and the one thing she’s always feared most.
Will Violet be strong enough to survive? Or has her luck finally run out?
File Size: 6005 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing (August 5, 2019)
Publication Date: August 5, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.
Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence–inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.
Includes vintage media interstitials, oral history commentary, photos, and more.
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 – 9
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (October 1, 2019)
Links to pre-order can be found here.