December 2006 Archives

A Great Selection of Holiday Books

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Mother Reader has posted a nice list of winter holiday books from around the world today, and points out that we are sorely lacking in a good story about Divaali. You hear that? If you have a story to tell, you know where to send it. (Um, to us. Yeah.)

Note to Self: Add These to Catalog

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National Geographic has a new series of books explaining holidays around the world. Each book features one holiday, and they look like they are full of beautiful photographs and clear explanations. So far, there are four books in the series: Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan & Eid Al-Fitr, and Thanksgiving.

Thanks to Liz from A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy, who has a review.

Lisa Yee Talks to The Edge of the Forest

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One of my favorite author's blogs is Lisa Yee's (Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time). She has such an infectious sense of humor that comes through her posts that I can always count on a smile when I see that a new post is up. It's not that every post is comical (though many are-- my favorite of late was the dueling Halloween peeps), but every one is infused with a sense of joyfulness with life itself. This attitude comes through in her books, too, and in her interview with the online children's lit mag, The Edge of the Forest.

Read the interview for yourself, but I'll leave you with thought from Lisa Yee about blogging:

"I LOVE blogging. It keeps me in touch with the world. The life of an author is so solitary. But blogs put you out there. Plus, you can read all about what others are up to. It's like you have permission to peek into people's diaries."





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Renee Ting is the President and Publisher of Shen's Books. She is the author of The Prince's Diary and the blog, Renee's Book of the Day.

Emily Jiang is a writer of children's and YA literature. She also blogs at TLeaf Readings.

Shen’s Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Through books, we can share a world a stories, building greater understanding and tolerance within our increasingly diverse communities as well as throughout our continuously shrinking globe.

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