Monday, January 18, 2010

Moonshot is a Sibert Honor Book

The annual wave of ALA awards hit shore this morning, and I am happy and honored that Moonshot is a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. The book is in excellent company: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, by Tanya Lee Stone, is the Sibert Medal winner. The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors, written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani, and Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose, are the other Honor Selections. The ALA press release is here. Thank you to this year’s Robert F. Sibert committee!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hinky-Pink, or Blue, or Red, or…

To be honest, I have no idea whether anyone ever makes use of the coloring pages up on my web site. But I don’t let that stop me, and the sort of recent news that The Hinky-Pink is on the 2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Master List has spurred me finally to post some Hinky-Pink coloring pages, something I’ve been meaning to do since the book came out. (Sometimes I get behind.) You can color a princess in a dress, or you can color Anabel, or you can color some architecture. Or you can color all three. All are up on my web site, ready for downloading and crayons, here.