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Congratulations Becky B. – winner of Friendship on Fire!

Posted by Maryanne April 7, 2011, under Blog Tours, Contests and Giveaways | 1 Comment

Using random.org, I pulled Becky B.s name as the winner of the Friendship On Fire giveaway. Thank you to all who entered – the answer to “What activity causes pash rash?” was “kissing”. Becky B. – check your email.  I need your mailing address so that Danielle Weiler can send you a copy of her [...]

Jack Prelutsky

Posted by Kate April 7, 2011, under Books | 5 Comments

There are a lot of great poets who write for children, and admittedly, I had trouble picking just one. In trying to narrow it down I grabbed a copy of Read-Aloud-Rhymes for the Very Young and there on the cover was the answer! Poems for this collection were selected by Jack Prelutsky. Amid all the [...]

Chat with Gayle Forman April 20th!

Posted by Georgia April 6, 2011, under Books | 5 Comments

  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are going to be chatting live with Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and the newly released sequel Where She Went, on April 20th at 9 PM EST.  You will not want to miss it, we always have a fantastic time chatting with Gayle, and you will WANT to [...]

What if the falling up sidewalk ends? Shel Silverstein Poetry

Posted by Donna April 6, 2011, under Books | 1 Comment

When I started teaching poetry in my classroom, I also started collecting poetry for children. One of my favorite writers is Shel Silverstein. Actually, my first experience with Shel Silverstein dates back to when I was really little. I would spend part of my summer at my Granny’s house. Granny was a teacher so she [...]

Video message from Aprilynne Pike!

Posted by Sara April 5, 2011, under Books | No Comments

We received a video message from Aprilynne Pike to help us introduce our Wings Contest! Aprilynne Pike Introduces the WINGS Read-a-Long Challenge!

Read-a-long,Contest, and FREE copy of Wings by Aprilynne Pike!

Posted by Sara April 5, 2011, under Books | No Comments

As a big fan of Aprilynne Pike and her Wings Series, I am so excited for EFG to be apart of an exciting contest! Beginning today, Wings, the first book of the series will be available for free download through the links below. Then we will host a read-a-long. The blog site with the most [...]

Book Review: Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner

Posted by Georgia April 5, 2011, under Books, Reviews | No Comments

Title: Faerie Winter Author: Jannie Lee Simner Synopsis: (from goodreads) The long-awaited sequel to Janni Lee Simner’s breathtaking YA fantasy debut, Bones of Faerie. Liza is a summoner. She can draw life to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers [...]

A Gold Mine of New Books Today!

Posted by Maryanne April 5, 2011, under Books | No Comments

WOW! I don’t know about you – but I feel like I won the book lottery today! So many new books – by some of our very favorite authors! Happy Release Day!   In no particular order – because they’re all sure to be amazing – here’s today’s new releases!   Cassandra Clare’s City of [...]

Children’s (or not) Poetry – Roald Dahl

Posted by Maryanne April 5, 2011, under Books, Special Events | 35 Comments

I guess you think you know this story. You don’t. The real one’s much more gory… ~Opening lines of Cinderella by Roald Dahl   When most of us think of Roald Dahl, the first thing that comes to mind are his novels for children – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  The BFG,  Matilda,  James and [...]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler

Posted by Maryanne April 5, 2011, under Blog Tours, Books, Contests and Giveaways, Debut Authors, Reviews | 4 Comments

From Goodreads.com: The first few days of year 12 are disastrous for school captain Daisy Brooks. But Daisy’s life takes a sudden turn when she is dared by Skye, the leader of the Blonde Brigade, to meet the mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous stranger, Nate, from rival school Addison Grammar. Daisy’s instant attraction to him disrupts her [...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go – Poetry in the World of Dr. Seuss

Posted by Sara April 4, 2011, under Books | 3 Comments

I don’t remember when I was first introduced to Dr. Seuss, I can just remember reading all of his books. Green Eggs and Ham was always my favorite as was The Tooth Book, that I got from my grandparents on my 8th birthday. Oh, the Places You’ll Go came later as a graduation gift from [...]

Guest Blog: Danielle Weiler – Understanding Australian

Posted by Maryanne April 4, 2011, under Contests and Giveaways, Debut Authors, Guest Gardeners | 4 Comments

I recently received a book for review, Friendship on Fire,  from Australian author,  Danielle Weiler.   I enjoyed her book a lot,  but sometimes I didn’t understand it!  A famous quote attributed to George Bernard Shaw is “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” The same holds true for Australia and America.  [...]

Cover Crazy (10)

Posted by Donna April 4, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | 7 Comments

Monday, April 4th Check this out! We found a great new meme to participate in! Each week, we will post a cover. Just a cover that we stumbled across while browsing books, clicking around the internet, or exploring a library. The original founder of Cover Crazy is The Book Worms. If you would like to [...]

Poetry Month: Children’s Books

Posted by Sara April 3, 2011, under Books | No Comments

You may not realize it, but all of us were actually exposed to poetry at a young age through children’s books. Many children’s books are written in verse. In other words, they rhyme. Books such as Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Or maybe the books didn’t [...]

In My Mailbox (45)

Posted by Donna April 3, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | No Comments

April 3rd We are so excited to be a part of this meme, called In My Mailbox, originally started on The Story Siren book blog. Basically, each week we will post what goodies, give-a-ways, ARCs, etc we received in the mail, books we purchased, or checked out from the library. To learn more about how [...]

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