Celebrate the launch of our dear friend (DFF) Brooke James's first picture book! School Library Journal says, “James puts a new spin on the timeless joke in her first picture book… readers will laugh at the antics.” Kids activities and milk bar, plus cheese, crackers, and grown up beverages. (This event is free and open to the public.)
Authors Nancy Aronie, Suzy Becker, and Catherine Newman invite you to join them for an evening of casual conversation. These nationally acclaimed authors will read from their own works (and each others’), share their thoughts on all manner of things, and answer questions – “theirs, yours, and some real doozies from this year’s MCAS.”...
Wine and cheese at 7:00 p.m., program begins at 7:15; book signing to follow.
$10 Concord Museum Members, $15 Non-members. Ticket price includes wine and cheese.
Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (978) 369-9763 x216.
what a lovely mention of suzy's Kids Make It Better book!
what a nice mention of the cat book!
Ask a bunch of kids a question, you'll never come up short on answers -- incisive, unpredictable and encouragingly earth-friendly. (I asked thousands of kids 24 questions when I was putting together my latest book, Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal.) Last week, I asked this one:
"If you could give the earth anything this holiday season, what would it be?"
Who's your favorite children's book author's favorite children's book author?
Publisher's Weekly snapped up Suzy's story about meeting Bob Graham... Check it out! xo, Meg
Wishing you and everybody on your list very happy holidays, Suzy
TERRAFUGIA TRANSITION FLYING CAR...
(as listed in TIME's 50 Best Inventions of 2010, also available for $350,000 at www.hammacher.com)
20,000 new KIDS MAKE IT BETTER books for all the kids in your county.
Please note: You can special order as few as ten copies at 40% off the $8.95 cover price--$5.37 each for 10 - 24 copies; $4.48 each for 25 or more. E-mail your "bulk" order (Subject: Special Order FOS) along with a shipping address and daytime telephone to email@example.com If you'd like signed books, please copy me on the e-mail and have the order ship to me.
The MIGHTY ALBERT "So You Want to Write/Illustrate a Picture Book/Suzy Becker" WORKSHOP in the hills of western Massachusetts. You can't buy everyone on your list a flying car-- consider giving a weekend workshop (February 25 - 27, 2011) to the aspiring children's book authors/illustrators in your life... or add it to your own wish list! More info at www.mightyalbert.com
MOHAIR BLEND UNI EAR WARMER BONNET in red or black. Lightweight, mohair-enriched, hairstyle-friendly and facial-feature-flattering-- you can't ask for more for under $15.
Didn't find something for everyone? Additional personalized GIFT-COACHING at www.suzybecker.com
DISCLOSURE: Suzy Becker does not receive commissions on purchases.
WIN A FREE BOOK! Be the first to purchase Suzy Becker a flying car.
oh look! another great article about suzy - this one talks about Manny's Cows! xo, meg
"I recommend Kids Make It Better to every father and child.
Learning about these challenges in our everyday world and talking about
solutions is an opportunity that no parent or child should miss."
Oh look! The Kids Make it Better book won a Tillywig! xo, Meg
"This book-plus-journal provides a wondrous glimpse into the
constructively creative minds of second-graders while inspiring and
motivating young readers to explore their own solutions to real life ...
Air pollution, broken hearts, shyness, getting enough exercise . . .
each of the 24 problems presented includes a written solution by a real
second-grader accompanied by fun, colorful artwork and followed
by pages on which the reader will verbally and artistically express his
or her own solution. The given solutions are charming and whimsical (How
would you make your school better? 'Put chocolate milk in the water
and the interactive journaling pages are irresistibly inviting. The
Observation Log and Action Plan sections encourage the reader to solve
problems in their own lives, and guides the process of making an action
plan for solving them."
oh look! more great press from boston.com! xo, meg
The Shelf Life section of boston.com has a lovely review of Kids Make It Better! xo, Meg