I Want Two Birthdays!
written and illustrated by Tony Ross
A royal cake, lots of presents . . . Little Princess’s birthday makes her feel special—but not as special as the Queen, who gets two birthdays, one to share with the kingdom and one to share with family. Can’t Little Princess also have two? Or four? Wait . . .wouldn’t 365 birthdays be the most special of all? Full-color illustrations.
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Links of Interest:
The Guardian (U.K.)
March 25, 2010
An international jury of children's literature experts this afternoon decided to award the world's most prestigious prize in children's literature to British author David Almond. Almond, who won the Carnegie medal and the Whitbread children's prize with his first children's book Skellig, the story of a boy who discovers an angel in a derelict garage, was selected as the winner from authors around the world, seeing off finalists from Iran, Brazil, Sweden and Denmark to win the medal.
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2010
Fleischman, whose book The Whipping Boy earned him the prestigious Newbery Medal in 1987, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Santa Monica, the day after his 90th birthday, said his son, Paul. "Sid was a national treasure in the field of children's books," said Lin Oliver, a children's book author and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. "It really is a monumental loss for the field." Known for his humor, love of language, adventuresome plotting and nose for history, Fleischman wrote more than 50 children's books. "He was a true master of the craft and a writer's writer," said Oliver, adding that Fleischman wrote in many genres, including novels, tall tales, picture books and biographies.