March 7, 2014
Very pleased to arrive home to find out that THE MAGIC TRAP and the Spanish-language edition of THE LEMONADE WAR (entitled LA GUERRA DE LA LIMONADA)
have both been named Junior Library Guild selections. Lovely! I raise a glass of lemonade to the Guild!
March 5, 2014
Hey, how fun is this?
Teachers at F.N. Brown Elementary School in Verona, New Jersey, surprised their students with a Flash Mob dance to kick off the school's One School, One Book event reading THE LEMONADE WAR. These teachers have moves! (That's the book they're dancing with!) I'm so impressed that they managed to rehearse this dance despite all the snow days they've had. Go, teachers!
March 1, 2014
I recently got back from the greater Philadelphia area, where I had a wonderful time visiting with kids in Lafayette Hill, Wilmington, Wynnewood, Middletown, and Cherry Hill. I also had time to sneak off to the Philadelphia Art Museum, which has a world-class collection of good art. There was a terrific temporary exhibition on Surrealism, but the piece of art that stole my heart was this little oil-on-paper painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. What can I say? I love dogs.