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I still love Kid Lit!

An explanation is in order. Poor little Reading Rumpus has been way too quiet. I'm still getting awesome books from fantastic publishers, agents and authors (and, I've read 37 of them this summer alone) but I have to explain:

You see..... I took this little job called "reading coach" at a very nice, but large and urban, middle school and I vastly underestimated the change involved in moving, taking a PhD class, selling a house, buying a house and dreaming up reading & literacy schemes for 1200 middle school kids. Somewhere in the craziness I also managed an injury and surgery. Needless to say, that little job is anything but little and the other events of this year pale by comparison.

So Reading Rumpus took the hit. I'm working feverishly to get the 37 reviews done and I've set a goal of one review per week for next year (fingers crossed). In the meantime, I really need to thank some folks for keeping me on their radar:
Simon & Schuster Young Readers for Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick AND Keeper by Kathi Appelt AND Spaceheadz: SPHDZ Book #1!  by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita

Barbara Dee for her wonderful This Is Me From Now On


The Picnic Basket & Clarion Books for Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman AND Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection (Fulcrum Press) by Matt Dembicki AND The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter AND The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

Macmillan Children's Publishing for The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen


Media Masters Publicity for tons of National Geographic children's titles
AND DANIEL BOOM AKA LOUD BOY by D.J. Steinberg AND EXTRAordinary Pets by Barroux AND Super Hero Food Doodles by Deborah Zemke AND Stella is a Star by Bernadette Peters

Cinco Puntos Press for Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sourcebooks for Poetry Speaks Who I Am by Elise Paschen AND The Tighty Whitey Spider by Kenn Nesbitt AND Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Souls by Erica Kirov

Library Thing and Candlewick Press for The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell AND Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy by William Irwin
Candlewick Press for How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle AND Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don't by Lauren Child


Tundra Books for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: RL Stevenson's Strange Case adapted by Alan Grant AND Alien Invaders: Species That Threaten Our World by Jane Drake and Ann Love
Lee and Low books for Bird by Zetta Elliott AND Sky Dancersby Connie Ann Kirk
Tree Town Promotions for Ten Tips for Raising Readers by Fred Hawk, MLS
Chronicle Books for Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
B&B Media for The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time by Rod Paige, PED, and Elaine Witty, Ed. D. AND The Church of Facebook by Jesse Rice

Gayle Brandeis for her book My Life with the Lincolns




I know I missed quite a few, but in the move many books were not forwarded by the post. Please accept my apologies again and use the email link in the top right corner if you need to contact me.
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© 2007-2010 Cheryl Vanatti for www.ReadingRumpus.com

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