The following are the links to more lists of award-winning children's books. Cybils Finalists for 2013 http://www.cybils.com/2014/01/the-2013-finalists.html The School Library Journal 's Top Ten Latino-themed books of 2013 http://www.slj.com/2013/12/reviews...
More ideas on what to buy for the children in your life. Here is the Kirkus best adventure fiction of 2013 for middle-grade readers The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell (pub. by
Dial Books) Age range: 9–13 “Skillfully blending facets of classic high
This week I'm adding to the blog's resources for writers who want to improve
their writing and book promotion. Book promotion plan - detailed strategy http://florenceosmund.com/promoting_and_marketing_your_book Facebook customization and other social networ...
And now for something completely different,
to quote the famous line from the Monty
Python TV show. Welsh national flag http://www.flickr.com/photos/giveawayboy/3315988466/ The land of my birth is Wales, which has its own
language and traditions, different...
- writer, editor
I’m a trapeze artist, astronaut, spy—just kidding! Well, the bit about being a spy is true. It was a long time ago in a far off land, lots of fun, and planets away from my middle-class upbringing in the UK. I was born in a little coal-mining town in South Wales and properly brought up in England where I did English things like attending an all-girls grammar school, playing rounders, doing two hours of homework every day, and going on soggy caravan holidays with my family. I also trained as a classical pianist, which meant annoying family and neighbors with daily four-hour practices. Once I grew up—wait, that’s a fib; I’ve never actually grown up—I experimented with hedonism in Paris, where, among other things, I taught English to very proper French schoolgirls, and I failed to abide by the British embassy’s social rules in Romania, but that’s another story. My job in Bucharest was to appease visiting Royal Ballet dancers. If you’ve ever attempted to herd butterflies, you’ll know what I mean. Soon after that I gravitated to the USA because the streets there were supposed to be paved with gold. They weren’t, but I stayed anyway and finally wound up catching my breath in a tranquil fishing and farming community on Virginia’s coast.
- University of Wales, Bangor