Friday, October 22, 2010

The Scholastic Spring 2011 Librarian Webcast

On Tuesday, Scholastic broadcast our Spring 2011 librarian preview across the web, with a number of editors, including moi, giving delicious little glimpses of some of the delights on the spring list. You can watch the preview (hosted by our intrepid School & Library Marketing Director, John Mason) here:

Scholastic Librarian Preview

If you're interested in Arthur A. Levine Books books particularly, you can see our books as follows:

  • At 7:59, Arthur discusses his forthcoming picture book, Monday Is One Day, illustrated by Julian Hector, with his editor for the book, Andrea Davis Pinkney.
  • At 18:51, he introduces Sidekicks, a super-awesome graphic novel by Dan Santat, edited by my friend (and yours) Rachel Griffiths.
  • At 20:17, fans of Ferragamo and Susan Shreve will adore The Lovely Shoes.
  • At 21:40, GENIUS ALERT! See selections from Shaun Tan's new compendium, Lost and Found.
  • And at 23:55, Trent Reedy and I talk about his wonderful middle-grade novel set in Afghanistan, Words in the Dust. (Apparently I move around a lot when I think I'm sitting still.)
And there is lots of other Scholastic-y goodness in there as well. Hope you enjoy!


  1. The preview was fabulous! Thanks to you guys for having it!

  2. Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    available on Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nookreader

    4.0 out of 5 stars This is quite an interesting fantasy, November 23, 2010
    Readers Favorite "Readers Favorite" (Hawesville, KY USA) - See all my reviews
    This review is from: The Seventh Wish (Kindle Edition)
    Do you believe in Leprechaun and Trolls, magic and wishes that come true. In The 7th Wish Julian has worked with his grandfather at the Clover Track Stables and helped raise Winnie's Wish. He was at the race track when she won the race and threw a shoe. Running to grab the shoe another hand grabbed at it also. Only the hand belonged to a Leprechaun. Both claimed the horseshoe and were transported to the Leprechaun council. The sentence: Julian and Lawrence had to travel the country and grant six selfish wishes to complete strangers. There is one problem in all of this. The Trolls managed to capture the platinum horse shoe and were trying to get their hands on the golden shoe. Can Julian and Lawrence travel the country and get the wishes granted in a week and still manage to elude the elusive Trolls or will they be deceived and lose the golden horse shoe.

    This is quite an interesting fantasy; it has a bit of humor woven into the story. Middle school and high school students will enjoy the plot. There is a message of good versus evil in the plot. The characters were humorous and delightful. I enjoyed this story.

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