During the recent ALA conference, I had the honor of being part of the "Got Tweens? Serving Younger Teens and Tweens" YALSA preconference led by Teri Lesesne. Those of us in attendance had the pleasure of hearing an amazing collection of established authors: Lisa Yee, Amy Goldman Koss, Lisi Harrison, Jon Scieszka, and Bruce Hale. Plus, we all met first-time author Ingrid Law, who shared the background of her just-released book Savvy, a story about book about magic (without using the word magic) which was named a Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Award title. Walden Media has a terrific website for the novel It includes games, a map, an online bookclub, a FREE download of the entire book through July 20th, and the first chapter of the audiobook of Savvy, published by Penguin Audio. Great marketing for a captivating tale!
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Posted by Mary Burkey at 4:37 AM