Jame Patterson - whew! When does that guy sleep? I bet he has electrodes attached to his brain to transcribe his dreams so when he wakes up, he has new ideas.
In July, his latest book series begins, The Homeroom Diaries. Margaret "Cuckoo" Clarke, back from a brief sojourn in a mental hospital, tries to get all the warring factions of her high school to bury the hatchet. Really, that's all you need to know. The possibilities for mayhem that exist in that premise are infinite, indeed. Patterson's great-grandchildren will inherit this franchise when all high schools will be virtual - but the problems will be the same. Sigh. Unless "Cuckoo" is successful and real teens use her stories as a model of peaceful behavior. Hope springs!
Kids Book Website Tuesday!!!
1. Cops 'n' Kids Last Wednesday, I visited the Cops'n'Kids Reading Room on the Southside Northampton Community College campus. What an inviting - and exciting - place! While I was there talking to Bev Bradley, who manages this organization, two children came in with parents and walked out with FREE their-very-own-to-keep books. Studies have shown that children who grow up with books in their homes, books that STAY in their homes, have an advantage in education. As a librarian, I worry about the unintended slight to libraries a little bit. I know and understand the deep attachment that children have for their very own books and I applaud Cops-n-Kids for making book ownership a possibility for everyone. If you live in the Lehigh Valley, visit the Reading Room on Wednesdays or Saturdays. If you live elsewhere, look at what they do to copy, or find a similar group near you.
2 Slimekids So this site just might KBWT extinct. Andy Fine, the creator of SlimeKids collects book review sites, book trailers, links to authors websites and more on this one website. Thanks, Andy. Now, what will I do on Tuesdays?