The first of each month, members of Wisconsin’s chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators shares their good news, which includes, among other things, their newly published books, awards and glowing reviews. Here is what got posted this month:
From prolific author Ann Bausum whose books published by National Geographic include Freedom Riders, Marching to the Mountaintop, Muckrakers, Our Country’s Presidents, Our Country’s First Ladies, among others:
“My twin books Stubby the War Dog (for young readers) and Sergeant Stubby (for adult books), which go on sale May 13, are already earning praise from reviewers. The kids book has received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal with such comments as “a triumph on three fronts: educational, emotional, and inspirational” (Booklist, April 15, 2014) and “a moving thoughtful dog story….a choice offering for dog lovers and history buffs alike” (School Library Journal, April 15, 2014). Kirkus praised the children’s book as “an absorbing read,” commenting that the book presents “a story that reads like fiction” (Kirkus, April 1, 2014). An early review for the adult title observed “the book’s charm simply radiates off the page” (Booklist, April 15, 2014). In short, so far, so good.”
Georgia Beaverson reports”
“I’m so happy to be able to share some good news this month. The Wisconsin Media Lab has contracted with me to serve as editor for 6 children’s books they plan to publish this year. Last year they published bios of such historical Wisconsin luminaries as Chief Oshkosh and the Harley-Davison duo. The 6 I will edit are also bios and will be free for classroom use.”
Kashmira Sheth says:
“Tiger in My Soup is nominated for Georgia Book award as well as Ohio Book award.
Also, in conjunction with National Library Week, the State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, and Ohio Center for the Book, Tiger in My Soup is selected as one of the 20 books for Choose to Read Ohio 2015 & 2016.”
Relative SCBWI newcomer Angie Stanton‘s new book Royally Lost, was released this past Tuesday.
“There was a great article today in the WI State Journal about my publishing journey” Angie says. Here’s the link.http://host.madison.com/entertainment/arts_and_theatre/books/a-fairy-tale-journey-madison-writer-finds-her-voice/article_a4266a87-f624-5a33-8572-55da487a810c.html.
Angie is having a book signing at A Room of One’s Own bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St., in Madison on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m.
Congratulations to one and all!