Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Congratulations to US!

It's January 17th, so we thought we'd do a belated year in review. It's been a great and successful year for all us Blue Rose Girls:

Meghan's ALIENS ARE COMING was (and still is) a super hit:

•One of SLJ's Best Books of 2006!
•Kirkus Reviews 2006 Editors Choice
•NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006
•American Booksellers for Children top pick for 2006
•starred Kirkus Review
•starred SLJ review
•reviewed in the New York Times
•one of the five finalists for a Cybils nonfiction picture book award

Grace's YEAR OF THE DOG also acheived acclaim:

•2006 Booklist Editors' Choice for Middle Readers
• Kirkus Best Early Chapter Books 2006
• 2006 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD Winner
• 2006-2007 Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist
• 2007 Nene Awards Recommended List (Hawaii's Book Award Chosen by Children Grades 4-6)
• NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006
• Starred Booklist Review
• 2007 Cochecho Readers' Award List (sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire)

Anna signed up new projects such as:
• PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS, Charlesbridge, to be released Spring 2008

Libby celebrated the paperback release of BLOW OUT THE MOON
* the winner of the Massachusetts Book Honor 2005
• NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2004
• Starred Booklist Review

Linda released her sixth illustrated book, WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THIS written by Linda Ashman

Alvina's list of edited books was full of amazing and highly successful gems including: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH AND A FEW WHITE LIES, CHOWDER, THE SOUND OF COLORS, HIPPO! NO, RHINO, and FIREGIRL. She's got a whole new list that looks just as wonderful, if not more...

And Elaine discovered the joy of blogging, being on the CYBIL nominating committee and a new outlet to share her love of poetry to the world.

All in all, a pretty good year!


Anonymous said...

Rock stars! :)

Nancy said...

Wow, you've all got so much to be proud of!