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Ending with a bang and a rant

TweetI’m pretty sure that tomorrow is the last day you can vote to put Zoe in a Cheerios box (until 11:59pm Central Time). It’s not looking so good for our girl, but the whole thing has been a lot of fun. I realized yesterday that all this blogging and thinking about Zoe has led me […]
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TEACHER/LIBRARIAN ALERT & DETERMINATION

TweetI am going to try and steal as much writing time as I can today, so this will be short and sweet.Want to hang out with me? Meet me at 6pm tomorrow night (10/29) at the Border’s in Newark, DE, where I’ll be talkingabout Wintergirls, answering questions, and probably drinking hot tea.  You can’t make it to […]
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TERRIBLE NEWS & GREAT NEWS

TweetTHE TERRIBLE NEWS – UPDATE ON THE ZOE VOTE:For the first time since the contest began, Zoe has been kicked out of the top five! How did this happen?Micheal Ian Black. He is a comedian, and actor, a Twitterer with over one million followers, and the author of The Purple Kangaroo. He seems nice enough, but man, oh man, […]
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DAY 12 OF THE ZOE VOTE & …. TIDBIT DAY, W/JAPANESE!

TweetI have a couple of tidbits I’ve been wanting to share with you, so get your pens and paper ready.1. Congratulations to Professor Annette Gordon-Reed for winning prize after exquisite prize for her incredible, important, must-be-read-by-all-Americans book, The Hemingses of Monticello. In addition to taking last year’s National Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Pulitzer […]
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DAY 11 OF THE ZOE VOTE & MY HERO, SARAH JOSEPHA HALE

TweetThank you all so very much for the lovely birthday wishes. It was a delightful and merry day and I loved hearing from all of youse guys.Yesterday was also important birthday in the Forest: the 221st birthday of one of my all-time favorite Americans: Sarah Josepha Hale.Yes, THAT Sarah Josepha Hale; the woman whom I wrote about […]
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DAY 9 OF THE ZOE VOTE – MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

TweetYou know what we sing on this day in the Forest, dear friends….::cues Ringo on drums, John on the guitar::DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!shooka-shooka-shookaDA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!shooka-shooka-shookaI SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!Yep. LOTS of candles on this one; too many to count. Guess this means I should be getting smarter any day now, right? I am the birthday girl on the right; turning two years old and looking […]
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DAY 8 OF THE ZOE VOTE – THE GREAT COVER CONTROVERSY

TweetThank you, Queen Louise for doing such a great job filling in yesterday. (I was off conducting cooking experiments under conditions that sort of simulated the Valley Forge encampment in December 1777.)Zoe continues to be in the running for inclusion in a million boxes of Cheerios, but there is bad news.Other books (which are sweet […]
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Day 7 of The Zoe Vote – The Amazing Ard Hoyt!!

TweetUpdate on The Zoe Vote:  I, Queen Louise, just voted!  Have you???  When I did, I noticed that our Zoe Girl is still in fourth place, BUT she has 11% of the vote.  Please, Please, Please, after you read Ard Hoyt’s comments about making Zoe come to life on the page… VOTE!!!  (the instructions are […]
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DAY 6 OF THE ZOE VOTE – YOUR PICTURE BOOK QUESTIONS

TweetCongratulations to everyone whose books made the YALSA Teen Top Ten list for 2009!Thanks to everyone to came out to see me at SUNY Oswego yesterday! And thanks to those who sent in questions about picture book writing. Let’s get to it, shall we?Do you get to know your picture book characters as well as […]
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DAY 5 OF THE ZOE VOTE – PICTURE BOOK BASICS

TweetGo ahead and yell at me. I took yesterday off.We sprinkled my father-in-law’s ashes up at our camp on Saturday, near where we put my Mom last month. We had a great family get-together at our house afterward, tears and laughter, bitter and sweet in just the right proportions. And I woke up Sunday with a […]
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