Monday, April 26, 2010


What is PROMO DAY?

PROMO DAY is a FREE online international event for people in the writing industry. A whole day dedicated to promoting, networking and learning.

When is PROMO DAY?

This year it takes place on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Where does PROMO DAY take place?

Who can take part in PROMO DAY?

Everyone! Avid readers, writers, authors, publishers, editors, graphic designers, virtual assistants, etc. Anyone with an interest in books and writing, from anywhere in the world.

What features are available on the site?

The site is full of opportunities for authors to promote their books. They can post a video trailer and writing sample, have their book featured in the on site bookstore (€5 per book), promote their work and services in the forums and much more.

The sample page (forums) is great for writers to show off their skills and maybe get a book deal or a paid writing assignment.
The useful links page (forums) is full of great sites with information and resources for people in the writing industry.

The downloads page (forums) will be packed full of files containing useful information, tips and advice on a variety of subjects. These will be available for FREE to download during the event.

The FREE on site workshops will be back this year following last years success. They are presented by guest hosts who are experts in the industry and will cover a variety of topics. This is a great way to learn more about the industry.

There is also an on site bookstore where people can purchase books written by the events sponsor, workshops hosts and moderators. Authors can also have their book featured here for the small fee of €5,00.

The event takes place in Central European Time (CET).  How can I check the workshop times listed with other international times?

Simply go to the time difference page of the website and insert your time zone into the converter.

For more, up-to-date information on PROMO DAY, check out the the official PROMO DAY Blog at

Don't miss out on the online promotional event of the year. Be a part of the action and excitement. Be at PROMO DAY! 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Here is a list of books that young children may enjoy reading to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
  • Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor
  • Earth Day: An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski
  • The Earth and I by Frank Asch
  • The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches
  • The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches
  • Why Should I Save Energy? by Jen Green
  • My Bag and Me! by Karen Farmer
  • The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Nuria Roca
  • Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
  • Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

Friday, April 16, 2010

Newbery Medal Winners (Part 3)

There are only five authors who have been awarded two Newbery Medals each.  
  • E.L. Konigsburg (1968, 1997)
  • Joseph Krumgold (1954, 1960)
  • Lois Lowry (1990, 1994)
  • Katherine Paterson (1978, 1981)
  • Elizabeth George Speare (1959, 1962) 

Newbery Medal Winners 1980 - 2010

  • 1980: A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
  • 1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • 1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard
  • 1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight
  • 1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • 1985: The Hero and the Crow by Robin McKinley
  • 1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • 1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  • 1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • 1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
  • 1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • 1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • 1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • 1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
  • 1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • 1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • 1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  • 1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
  • 1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • 1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
  • 2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • 2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard peck
  • 2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue park
  • 2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  • 2004: The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • 2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • 2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • 2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
  • 2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • 2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • 2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Newbery Medal Winners (Part 2)

The John Newbery Medal, given every year since 1922, is given by the Association for Library Service to Children.  There have been only a few authors who have received the John Newbery Medal more than once.

Newbery Medal Winners 1951 - 1979

  • 1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
  • 1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
  • 1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
  • 1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krungold
  • 1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
  • 1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • 1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
  • 1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
  • 1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • 1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
  • 1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • 1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • 1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • 1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
  • 1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
  • 1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
  • 1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
  • 1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • 1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
  • 1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong
  • 1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
  • 1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert O'Brien
  • 1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  • 1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
  • 1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
  • 1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  • 1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • 1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • 1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin  

Monday, April 12, 2010

Newbery Medal Winners (Part 1)

Each year, since 1922, the John Newbery Medal has been awarded to an author for their most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  This prestigious award is named after John Newbery, an 18th century publisher.

Newbery Medal Winners 1922 -1950

  • 1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • 1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • 1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
  • 1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
  • 1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
  • 1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
  • 1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  • 1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
  • 1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
  • 1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • 1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
  • 1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
  • 1934: Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
  • 1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon
  • 1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  • 1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
  • 1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy
  • 1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
  • 1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
  • 1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  • 1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
  • 1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Jane Gray
  • 1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • 1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
  • 1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
  • 1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • 1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  • 1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
  • 1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli 

    Sunday, April 4, 2010


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