Children’s Writers Report Successes

Prolific author Ann Bausum whose many excellent historical nonfiction books for middle grade and teen readers, which have been published by National Geographic, has a pair of new books out about a World War I heroic canine and his human companion.  Stubby the War Dog “served on 17 battlefronts, suffered wounds from crossfire, became a national celebrity, met three Presidents, and found a best friend in American soldier J. Robert Conroy,” according the the book blurb on Ann’s website. http://www.annbausum.com/stubby-twd.html.  Ann reports that the “California Reading Association recently announced its 2014 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. Eight titles earned Gold awards, including my children’s title Stubby the War Dog.” The accompanying adult book is  Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation.  http://www.annbausum.com/stubby-sgt.html

Nanci Mortimer has signed a contract with Wooden Nickel Press for her first picture book, titled Electric Angel, which is due out next October.
The biography,  Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist, published by Quaker Books of FGC, which Jacqueline Houtman co-authored with Walter Naegle and Mike Long, is scheduled for release on Nov. 15. Jacqueline will be reading from the book on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at A Room of One’s Own bookstore, 315 W. Groham St. in Madison.
Janet Halfmann‘s Rainbow of Birds is available as an audio book, in Janet’s own voice! Here’s the link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-rainbow-of-birds/id908869143?mt=11
Three of these authors, Ann, Jacqueline and Janet, are previous CWW Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award winners!

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