The Children’s Literacy Foundation sent Erin E. Moulton over to he Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter where she shared Tales from the Cloudland and did the CLiF book giveaway as part of their Summer Readers Series. CLiF’s mission ” is to inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. ” Check out their amazing programs and presenters, today!
These gorgeous Advanced Reader Copies of Hearts of Ice by Adi Rule have landed! This book, coming in September, has secrets, magic, winter, danger, ice and an adorable arctic fox in a cape….not to mention a spider-girl. Plan to pick if up at your Scholastic Book Fair in the fall.
Deborah Bruss‘ latest, Good Morning Snowplow, is now installed on the rail trail in Warner NH. It’s perfect for a winter story walk. Time to bundle up, enjoy NH’s natural beauty and Deb’s wonderful winter tale.
The coolest thing happened! Dr. Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, continued the tradition of reading children a holiday story in the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall. This year, she read a few books to commemorate the winter holidays. One was very familiar to us! Santa’s Underwear: A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Marty Rhodes Figley and illustrated by our own Marty Kelley. Go Marty! You’re so famous! Read more about the event and its history here.
Some of us write in coffee shops, some of us write in closets, some of us write watching the birds…but one NH author, Lita Judge, sometimes gets a view of bobcats playing outside her studio. Where are you writing, today? What critters do you see?
From time to time, writers leave their solitary desks and actually connect! Kidlit603 organizes and hosts a New Words Night once a month. In this particular picture, writers gathered at Lita Judge‘s studio in scenic Peterborough, where they entertained one another with new stories.
You know what makes us happy? Seeing Lita Judge do what she does….only in Italy! Lita’s been traveling, sketching, and talking about Mary’s Monster in Florence, Siena and beyond. If you’d like to keep up with her travels, her sketchbooks and her adventure, you can follow Lita on FB. And don’t worry, she’ll be coming home again, soon.
A big welcome back to Deborah Bruss as she sits back down at her desk after a hospital stay for a broken femur. Armed with turtles, hot coffee and a sturdy laptop, who knows what she’ll be up to next. Does your workspace rival Deb’s in messiness or turtle power?
They’d definitely be lining up for storytime with Eric Pinder! A little birdie (or was it a lion? … or a turtle? … or?) told us there’s a new picture book from Eric coming soon!