BNCWI is on summer break, but last night's meeting provided a list of books to keep you reading
until we meet again. Below are the books mentioned by members at last night's meeting...
Llama Llama Misses Mama by, Anna Dewdney
Dude word by, Aaron Reynolds pictures by, Dan Santat
Sit In words by, Andrea Davis Pinkney pictures by, Brian Pinkney
The Tale of Despereaux by, Kate DiCamillo (pictures by, Timothy Basil Ering)
Pax by, Sara Pennypacker (pictures by, Jon Klassen)
The first 2 books in the Tunnels series by, Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams
Smart Cookie by, Elly Swartz
The Spirit of Cattail County by, Victoria Piontex (jacket art by, Rebecca Green)
Anna and the French Kiss by, Stephanie Perkins
The Names They Gave Us by, Emery Lord
The 100 Series by, Kass Morgan
Shooter by, Caroline Pignat
Vicious by, V.E. Schwab
Varina by, Charles Frazier
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by, Lewis Carroll
Watership Down by, Richard Adams
Dandelion Wine by, Ray Bradbury
Charlotte's Web by, E.B. White (pictures by Garth Williams)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by, Betty Smith
If you're looking for even more to read this summer, you can start reading
Cheryl Klein's The Magic Words:Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults.
(BNCWI will be Skyping with Cheryl Klein in October.)
Our last meeting was another great turnout as BNCWI welcomed prolific author, Lisa Ann Scott,
to talk about writing chapter books for a series. Lisa shared an in depth look into her journey from TV news anchor to published children’s author. In addition to sharing her own path to publication,
she shared inspirational advice and helpful tips for BNCWI members looking for
ways to break into the children’s writers and illustrators market.
To learn more about Lisa Ann Scott please visit: http://lisaannscott.com/
You can purchase her books HERE.
On June 2nd, BNCWI members gathered at Beaver Meadow in Java, NY
for a writers (and illustrators) retreat.
And, the fun doesn't stop there...
Be sure to walk, run, drive, or even ride a tarantula to our next meeting
because you won't want to miss it!
Our next meeting is Monday and we’ll be doing a book talk and chatting about favorite lines.
To get ready, start thinking about some of your favorite recent books to recommend,
but our main focus will be on favorite lines. As you read, make a note of lines that stand out to you
and why. Or pop back into a book you’ve read and pick out some lines that are strong in some way.
If you have the book, great, but you can also check it out from the library or read the
first few pages on Amazon with “Look inside this book.” Or join us just to listen!