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Oregon Battle of the Books 2009-2010

October 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Contests & Prizes, Currently reading

Dear students and teachers, Let’s not do the full Oregon Battle of the Books this year, with buzzers and bells and a full-on competition. I’d like to keep it simple. I was thinking… how about for those students (and staff) who are interested, we read as many of the books from the lists as we [...]

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QOTD and Summer Reading

June 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Currently reading, Quote of the Day

“The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity…” — A. Edward Newton What are we reading at my house? “Twilight” (Stephenie Meyer wrote the story behind Twilight, and you will also find a draft of “Midnight Sun,” the fifth book in the series), and the [...]

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Caldecott & Newbery Winners plus some family business

March 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Currently reading, Misc.

Are you interested in more from the author of “Coraline”? Neil Gaiman recently won the 2009 John Newbery Medal for his most recent book, “The Graveyard Book” (illustrated by Dave McKean and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books). The winner of the 2009 Caldecott Award is “The House in the Night,” illustrated by Beth Krommes, written [...]

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Oregon & You writing contest winners

February 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Contests & Prizes

I had the privilege and honor of announcing the winners of the winter writing contest on Friday. They are too shy and do not want their entries reprinted here — or their names mentioned. I mentioned the possibility of podcasting them reading their entries — or even interviewing their family members and posting those as [...]

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