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Michigan Center for the Book

From the Michigan Center for the Book:

The MIchigan Center for the Book has published a new Michigan book list, Take a Reading Road Trip to Michigan! The list is a selection of Michigan related children’s books. Each summer, we create a new brochure that focuses on some aspect of Michigan literature for use at the National Book Festival and for libraries in Michigan to use. You can find the new brochure at <>  in the Michigan Book Lists section or directly at “


NYT: Kids – What are your favorite books and authors?

In a New York Times article by Katherine Schulten young people 13 years and older are asked “What Are Your Favorite Books and Authors”? There are already 20 comments and most are lengthy in terms of blog comments.

Amazon Author Central

Now that my book (which won’t even be out until the end of the month) is on Amazon I was able to join Author Central. It is a web page where I can have a photo, short bio and forum discussion. I have a photo and short bio up right now. Check it out!

Kevin Henkes

I am in Madison, Wisconsin, for the AASL Region III Affiliate Meetings. I will be here through Sunday morning. Tonight a few of us met at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to hear author Kevin Henkes read from his new book Bird Lake Moon. This is Kevin’s 38th book and tonight was the official launch. Kevin read a lengthy excerpt from the book and it sounds like a poignant, beautiful story.


I would love to know what you think of Lookybook. This site allows you to view children’s picture books to help you decide on purchasing or choosing books from the library.

HarperCollins to offer free e-books

HarperCollins will offer free electronic editions of some books on their website beginning Monday according to the New York Times.  This will give readers a chance to sample the content as if they were flipping through pages at a bookstore.

Titles will be available for a month and will not be downloadable or printable. Two of the books available beginning Monday are:

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

Mission: Cook! My Life, My Recipes and Making the Impossible Easy by Robert Irvine

Every book read by Art Garfunkel!

Thank you to Mary from Clawson, Michigan, for a heads-up on this website. Art Garfunkel is a voracious reader and you can see every book he has read on his website. Interesting! I wonder if Paul Simon has a comparable website!

My book is now available!

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