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Paperback Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the following randomly chosen readers who correctly solved the puzzle in my last newsletter! (The solution was Stars So Sweet by Tara Dairman. The puzzle was solved by reading up and down the columns, starting on the far righthand side.)   GRACE RYAN LENI JESSICA KAREN If you don’t want to miss out on future puzzles and giveaways, CLICK HERE to subscribe to my newsletter.  … Read the rest

Youth One Book, One Denver!

I am so happy to share this news today–I’ve had to sit on it for quite a while! Book Scavenger was chosen by the youth of Denver to be the featured title for the Youth One Book, One Denver reading program this summer! This means that not only is the book recommended as a citywide read, but there are tons and tons of cool activities and programs being planned using themes from Book Scavenger. Kids will get to do things like: Work with the Colorado Symphony to help produce original music based on elements of the story. Make their own comic book versions of the book.… Read the rest

Children’s Book Week!

Calling all book lovers, treasure hunters, and puzzle solvers! It’s Children’s Book Week and all over the country bookstores and libraries are hosting Book Scavenger Hunts. The winning puzzlers will get gift cards and signed books. See each location for rules and prizing details. Check out the list below to find out where you can join the hunt! Share your photos online using #BookScavengerHunt! California Bay Books (partnering with Coronado Middle School) 1029 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA  92118 Wednesday, May 4th   Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 Saturday, May 7th starting at 11 AM   Branches Books             40282 Highway 41, Suite 14 Oakhurst, CA 93644  CA       Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th from 3-4 PM   Folio Books 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Saturday, May 7th at 2 PM   Delaware New Castle Public Library 424 Delaware St New Castle, DE 19720 Saturday, May 7th at 11 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1596130254037863/… Read the rest

Upcoming November Events in Denver and San Francisco!

DENVER: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove 4:00-7:00 (drop by any time!) As part of an in-store fundraiser for a local school, join Jennifer Chambliss Bertman for a scavenger hunt with prizes and more book fun.   SAN FRANCISCO: Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:00 PM Bookworm Club, Folios Books 3957 24th St., San Francisco, CA Every 3rd Friday of the month means pizza and bookish things for readers ages 8-12 at Folio Books! Please RSVP for this event at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bookworms-club-tickets-15051305861 Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1:00 PM North Beach Public Library In conjunction with the Russian Hill Bookstore and the Russian Hill Neighbors Association, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will share behind-the-scenes stories about how living in San Francisco (blocks from this location) inspired the writing of Book Scavenger.… Read the rest

My Art Wall

I’ve been having fun watching #alaac15 updates via social media this weekend for the ALA conference in San Francisco. (I’m saving the recently posted speeches from the award winners as my reward for reaching my writing goals today.) I thought this would be a good time to share a photo of the art wall in my office, as you’ll see there’s a “Caldecott 2015” connection so the timing seems appropriate: That upper right print? That’s a Lauren Castillo print that I asked for as a Christmas gift in 2009, I believe. And the bottom left? That’s a Dan Santat print that he sent as a gift to anyone who pre-ordered his graphic novel Sidekicks from his local independent bookstore.… Read the rest