Tuesday, March 29, 2011

RIP THE PAGE on SouleMama!


We're thrilled to see Amanda Blake Soule sharing her "Family Writing Club" on SOULEMAMA using Karen Benke's fabulous RIP THE PAGE!

Take a look at her inspiring ideas to get writing families writing together, not only sharing creativity but a wonderful way to bond with those close to you! Stay tuned for a book giveaway....to get you inspired to take up your own pen!

A creative writing coach and long-time California Poet in the Schools, author Karen Benke has several events lined up for National Poetry Month in April. For a schedule of events and more information about the book and author, please visit: www.karenbenke.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CCBC Choices 2011 Announced

The 2011 edition of CCBC Choices----top picks for the best children's and young adult books published in 2010---is now available! We are excited to see FCL clients and friends included:








Fiesta Babies
by Carmen Tafolla, IIllustrated by Amy Córdova. Tricycle Press/Random House, 2010. (Category: Picture Books fr Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers)

Chavela and the Magic Bubble by Monica Brown Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Clarion/HMH, 2010. (Category: Picture Books for School-Age Children)

¡Muu, Moo! Rimas de animales by
Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, selectors. English versions by Rosalma Zubizarreta. Illustrated by Viví Escrivá. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2010. (Category: Folklore, Mythology and Traditional Literature)

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CCBC Choices 2011 recommends books for children and young adults from birth through high-school age. It includes full annotations, age recommendations, and author/title and subject indices. A complete list of titles can be found by clicking here. Congratulations to all the "Choices"!

Also, be sure to read the CCBC's insightful feature article "Thoughts on Publishing in 2010".


New Writers Conference comes to Brooklyn!


Slice is launching its first annual writers conference on September 16 and 17. There are surprisingly no major writers conferences in Brooklyn, a borough with a rich literary history. And yet some of the most renowned authors, editors, and agents call Brooklyn home, making it the perfect place to come together and celebrate the craft of writing. Slice is taking their mission off the page so that emerging writers can strike up a dialogue with the commercial publishing world. A series of intensive workshops are at the heart of the conference, offering authors the chance to develop their writing skills. Panels will also reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry.

Details
When September 16 and 17, 9 am to 5:30 pm each day (lunch is included).
Where Brooklyn College.
Cost $350 for both days, $200 for one day. Undergraduate and graduate students receive a $50 discount
For more information click here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tejas Star Book Award Announced!

The Tejas Star Book Award was created to promote reading in general and for readers to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. All children of Texas (grades K-6) had the opportunity to read and select their favorite book from the Tejas Star list during February 2011. We are excited to see several of our Full Circle Literary authors and friends included in this list!

Winner for 2010-2011: No Time for Monsters/No hay tiempo para monstruos by Spelile Rivas
The Tejas Star Book Award Committee selected the following books for the 2011-2012 Tejas Star Book Award List

Alvarez, Julia, and Ruddy Núñez (Illus.). 2009. El mejor regalo del mundo: la leyenda de La Vieja Beleìn = The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belen. Miami, Fla: Alfaguara.

Argueta, Jorge, and Fernando Vilela (Illus.). 2010. Arroz con leche : un poema para cocina = Rice Pudding: A Cooking Poem. Toronto: Groundwood Books.

Brown, Monica, and Joe Cepeda (Illus.). 2010. Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez = Lado a lado : la historia de Dolores Huerta y Ceìsar Chaìvez. New York: Rayo.

Contreras, Kathleen, and Margaret Lindmark (Illus.). 2009. Braids = Trencitas. New York: Lectorum.

Colato Laiìnez, Reneì, and Joe Cepeda (Illus.). 2010. From North to South = Del Norte al Sur. San Francisco, Calif: Children's Book Press.

Garza, Xavier. 2010. Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories = Kid Ciclon se enfrenta a El Diablo y otras historias. Houston: PinÞata Books.

Hayes, Joe, and Mauricio Trenard Sayago (Illus.). 2008. Dance, Nana, Dance = Baila, Nana, baila : Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Lacaìmara, Laura, and Yuyi Morales (Illus.). 2010. Floating on Mama's Song = Flotando con la cancioìn de mamaì. New York: Katherine Tegen Books.

Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas, and Alex Pardo DeLange (Illus.). 2011. Pepita and the Bully = Pepita y la peleonera. Houston, Tex: Piñata Books.

Luna, James, and Laura Lacaìmara (Illus.). 2010. The Runaway Piggy = El cochinito fugitivo. Houston, Tex: PinÞata Books.

Martiìnez, Rueben, and Rauìl Coloìn (Illus.). 2010. Once Upon a Time: Traditional Latin American tales = Habiìa una vez: cuentos tradicionales latinoamericanos. New York, NY: Rayo.

Mora, Pat, and John Parra (Illus.). 2009. Gracias = Thanks. New York: Lee & Low Books.

Price, Mara, and Lisa Fields (Illus.). 2010. Grandma's Chocolate = El chocolate de abuelita. Houston, Tex: Piñata Books.

Saìenz, Benjamin Alire, and Geronimo García (Illus.). 2009. The Dog Who Loved Tortillas = La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas. El Paso, Tex: Cinco Puntos Press.

Zepeda, Gwendolyn, and Pablo Torrecilla (Illus.). 2011. I Kick the Ball = Pateo el balón. Houston, Tex: Piñata Books.

For more information, please click here.

 

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