At Litreactor.com: 6 Tips for Troubleshooting The Novel by Susan Defreitas
Wow: by @donalynbooks No More Language Arts and Crafts: “We must advocate for children’s #reading lives, or they won’t have reading lives.”
Atlanta Magazine has the most thorough article I've ever seen about Pete the Cat: For Pete's Sake. Some of you may know that the line "They consulted local authors" means me. Little known fact that I helped with the first PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES. My name is even in the back. Oh, to have asked for a percentage. *sigh!* At least I have a lovely Pete painting in my dining room as thanks...
From Entertainment Weekly via PW: On the Books: Jane Austen fans set new Guinness World Record when 550 fans showed up wearing full Regency regalia. Pop "Jane Austen Festival" into Google search for images - it's a hoot!
From Talks with Roger (Sutton), a really great interview with Marla Frazee about her new book THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN. From her website - "What is more important, style or concept?" Her reply, "I think the most important thing is emotional engagement."
At PW: Enchanted Lion: A Visit with the Brooklyn-Based Indie Publisher
From HuffPost via PW: Why Are Fairy Tales Universally Appealing?
From BookRiot via PW: 28 Books About Growing Up In America's Cultural Melting Pot
At PWs ShelfTalker by Elizabeth Bluemle: Help Shape the Diversity Evolution
From HuffPost: Why I Made a Documentary About What It Means to Be 11 - Gads, I want to see this!! Click the image below to watch the trailer on YouTube:
From The Telegraph via PW: Amazing Roald Dahl cakes that Wonka himself would be proud of - OMG.