This has been a great year. VULTURE VIEW was named a Theodor Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association.
This relatively new award is named after Dr. Seuss and it honors both the text and illustrations of books geared for children beginning to read. I am thrilled and so happy for my work to be paired with the great illustrations done by Steve Jenkins. I attended the ALA national conference in Anaheim to accept the Honor Award.
I also enjoyed seeing many of you at my sessions at the International Reading Association national conference in Atlanta in May, where I gave a talk as a featured author. Also, I spoke at the Illinois Reading Association conference in March and visited schools all over the place–from IN to OH to SC.
NSTA just recommended my new book, TROUT ARE MADE OF TREES, published by Charlesbridge. I love this book and I hope you will, too. Don’t forget the CONTEST for TROUT ARE MADE OF TREES.
Classrooms of students grades K-3 are encouraged to enter their environmental projects and art to compete for prizes, including a free school visit from me! The contest is open to classrooms all over the U.S. Charlesbridge will pay my travel expenses and I am donating the visit. So I will be seeing some of you in 2009! Full information on the contest can be found here: CONTEST