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Becky Collins13,341Active Writers and Authors Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-18 06:16:19462105CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,602#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health2014-06-04 06:47:14389546CC G+
Richard Heby748Hey Poetry People, It's A Circle About Poetry, People!Hi all! This is a circle of poets, poetry readers, poetry lovers, and sharers of poetry! I've included haiku writers, sonnet sharers, assonance aficionados, kings of rhyme, and more! You'll find some interesting posts about poetry if you add this circle! Add this circle if you've loved poetry forever, or if you want to learn more!If you want to be included in this circle or later circles then just follow these 5 simple steps:1. Give this post a plus one!2. Comment on this post, saying something you like about poetry3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. ...and most importantly— reshare this circle to your followers or to the public!2014-02-09 22:22:112037310CC G+
J.J. Truth Warrior308Poets#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:13:12221003CC G+
CK Wylde1,228A Circle Share Of Crazy People - Also Known As WritersI've not really shared circles before but every time +Brian Buckley does it I end up with fantastic new people in my feed.  So I thought I would share my writer's circle with you all. In it you will find  a bunch of G+ Writers and people who have to do with writers (publishers for instance).  WarningI tried this a little earlier and had a couple of people say they couldn't see the people in the circle. If you can't please let me know, I'm trying to figure out why that might be happening. Also, if you happen to know why that happens I am all ears.If you want to be included in this circle, also plese let me know.  #writers   #circleshare   #circles  2013-11-18 20:32:284401719CC G+
Bearman Cartoons46,344Active Cartoonists on G+I realized that when +CircleCount used an old circle share of cartoon folks on G+ that many were no longer active (and a few were into cartoons but not cartoonists)So here is the updated circle.  You will find some good people in here.  If you are following me and should be in this circle, let me know.Thx2013-07-18 16:43:143136511CC G+
CircleCount46,905*The Cream of the Crop of January 2013What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:December 2012: http://goo.gl/bPL5KNovember 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92013-02-10 20:33:32261381443CC G+
Gary McLaren697For #followfriday   I'm sharing a circle of key people I recommend and follow on Google Plus who provide great advice on #indiepublishing   #epublishing  and #bookmarketing  . The majority are very active here (with only a few included who are not yet as active on Google Plus as they are elsewhere).  My intention is to keep this as a relatively small circle of industry experts who provide a steady stream of on-topic material. Enjoy! #writing   #amwriting   #publishing   #pubtip  2013-02-01 21:20:022919315CC G+
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #5 of 11 or was it #4 Crap.Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:35:21143000CC G+
Ian Herndon8,223Shared Circle Time! - G+ Community Moderators (4 of x)Re-Share to help moderators easily connect with one another!Now that Google has launched Communities there has been a ton of activity by people to create communities relating to their interests, join ones created by others, and meet other creators in an effort to learn more and more new ways to build and contribute to G+ Communities. +Community Moderators is an example of a page/community dedicated specifically to having a single place where all moderators can join in discussion around just that.I have been hard at work creating Circles that consist of Community Moderators and Owners only. My hope is to be able to help others expand their network of friends to also include like minded people dabbling in the Community space too. In the near future I intend to eventually group these moderator circles into smaller more targeted ones tailored to specific interests. So with that said, here's our circles!G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (1 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/ETe6deLAMq2G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (2 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/7i2DXeQpknnG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (3 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/j1rsi9YGGVgG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (4 of x) - 1/12/2013https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/VFUjZcifXPQ#Community   #Moderators   #Owners   #Communities   #Circle   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare2013-01-12 15:28:345005210CC G+
Jennifer Williams15,452Happy All Hallow's Eve AND #nanowrimo  Eve! Here's the Geeky-Sexy circle of NaNo'ers - a tribe of writers focused on science, science fiction and fantasy. Want to be added? Just leave a comment. I'll share again tomorrow with additions. 2012-11-01 02:00:4686505CC G+
M Monica0Circle of Writers (NaNoWriMo) and those who enjoy writing on Plus. Add these folks if you also enjoy writing, or working online. If you want to be included, add your name in the comments, and reshare. I'd like to bring this circle back up to its original size, 500 people. I lost some folks about 6 months ago.  #SharedCircles   +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles of Google+ Pages  #NaNoWriMo  2012-10-20 14:13:462631626CC G+
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501CC G+
Paul Stickland11,388A Children's Book CircleFor those of us in the Children's Book World, or for those of us who love all things Children's Book here is my Children's Book Circle.If you would like to be included or know anyone who should be, please do comment below.Welcome to +Emma Chichester Clark  and +Sally Grindley, both fine exponents of this most important art!#childrensbooks #art   #illustrators   #illustration #authors2012-09-25 11:59:126415010CC G+
Don Sturgill57This Writer's Circle probably needs to be edited, but it's a start. Do you have a list of favorite writers on Google+ to share? Please do.2012-08-27 20:46:3870000CC G+
Shamil Weerakoon10,108THE GOOGLE PLUS "F1" DIRECTORY680 Posts - 151 ContributorsThe Google+ "F1" Directory is a collection of posts published by G+ users on the network itself. These posts are more into the categories such as #googleplustips , #googleplustutorials , #googleplushelp , etc. The list is made up on a SpreadSheet; powered by Google Docs.The directory can be accessed using two TABS categorized by the TITLE of the post, and by the AUTHOR of the Post.Links you can Access the Directory :           HTML VIEW : http://goo.gl/3YyFv           PDF VIEW : http://goo.gl/C9dPZ           GOOGLE SPREADSHEET : http://goo.gl/hkM5d This CIRCLE consists of both people and pages that have contributed to the directory at-least by ONE post. They are WORTH-CIRCLING, as they could help any user with most of the issues, guidelines, and many more.A very special THANKS to all of these who have made the directory a beautiful one.2012-08-10 14:25:31151405351CC G+
Bearman Cartoons17,084This is my Cartoonist/Webcomic Circle.  Tons of talented folks.  Some very active on G+...some I wish more  Check them out and add some to your daily reads.2012-08-03 02:09:014575213CC G+
John Ward4,478This is my shared circle for people who enjoy reading comics. If you'd like to join, add the circle yourself and leave a comment on this post. I'll respond back to you individually when I have added you to the group.2012-05-20 18:13:4988205CC G+
Diego Green506Creatives CircleFirst circle I've ever shared. You will never find a more wretched awesome hive of artist-types and wordsmiths. You must be cautious.2012-01-12 19:34:42160203CC G+
Mike Elgan339,488Flying Circle: Hangout innovators!The Flying Circle is my shiny new weekly hangout featuring some of the most interesting, brilliant and talented people on Google+. It's live every Thursday at 9am Pacific in the US (17:00 GMT). In the first episode, I invited the most innovative users of Google+ hangouts I could find. (Nearly all of them suggested by G+ users who circle me.) The complete list is in this shared circle. To circle all of them, which I highly recommend, please click "Add circle" below. And please share this post with all YOUR circles. Only a small number of these hangout innovators were able to join for the live hangout. However, they're all great people to circle -- especially if you're interesting in learning what's possible with hangouts. Unfortunately, due to user error (I screwed up), I didn't set up my YouTube account to accept videos longer than 15 minutes, so it's likely that the recording of this amazing hangout was lost. Google is working on it, but from what I've since learned such loss was common for early users of Hangouts On Air, and to date none has yet been recovered. Here are links that refer to resources mentioned during the hangout: http://www.datamation.com/networks/why-googles-hangouts-is-a-whole-new-medium-1.htmlhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/102898672602346817738/posts/JVSaXV8nEEihttps://plus.google.com/u/0/116601386475273901307/posts/gfLGBj2ZEy7https://plus.google.com/u/0/104672614700283598130/posts/1ULqLb7GnMshttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104328553869453938019/posts/8BNmXCuyNq2Collapse this post2012-01-06 16:07:1835242833CC G+
Paul Stickland1,563Greetings to all you Children's Book lovers, authors, illustrators, editors, designers, publishers, librarians and booksellers!It's time to share the new all singing and dancing Children's Book Circle!As ever, a compendium of the best in Children's Books here on google plus!If you would like to be added, please leave a comment below and I will pop you in!It's been an interesting year for children's books, so here's looking forward to an amazing 2012!2011-12-30 15:18:381221703CC G+
Bud Hoffman1,604Want good content?Here are some folks that just might interest you!Did I also mention +Cory Conley is included in this circle?+Shared Circles on G+2011-12-26 04:47:57138723CC G+
Tetsuya Kitahata9,540Japan Lovers CircleCurrent total members: 720 (+Japan++ has over 1400) #SharedCircles #Lovers #Free #Ticket #To #Japan #Re-share #+1 #Recommended #Japanese (Updated: 14:25:00 11th December 2011 (UTC+0900))+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:I have created a circle in Google Plus, named "Japan Lovers (Japanophilia)" in order to detect who are real Japan Lovers and I might think that I could recommend to the Government of Japan to free-ticket to Japan (Planned in 2012). Please +1 to this post or leave a note as a comment. Thank you in advance. -- THIS IS A POWERFUL CHALLENGE!! (Please make sure that you are keeping @Tetsuya Kitahata on your circle(s) , in order to be here.)cf. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2011/10/10000-free-round-trip-tickets-to-japan/# OF COURSE, People who live in Japan, genuine Japanese people would be appreciative, as well.# RE-SHARING, +1, AND REPORTING TO ME WOULD BE ALSO RECOMMENDED!! GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS WILL LET YOU GET THE FREE-TICKET MORE EASIER!! This is So Called "Google Way" !!Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards "Japan"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected. From Japan With Love. - +Tetsuya Kitahata ----P.S.I need your help (re-sharing this post would be the best), If we can gather much more than 5,000 - I think that more people can be invited by the Government of Japan. Thank you in advance. Yours!!Whether you are listed or not listed, I recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to press "+1" plus re-sharing. This (action) improves relationships with me (Tetsuya) immediately and finally eases you to go (come) to Japan. It's so called "Google Way". :) --- ah, if you want to improve the score severely, please "invite" kitahata@gmail.com to Google+ . Try it! It's Google+!Also, can you expect the recommendations from "Unfollowing" person? -- so, recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to add me (= Tetsuya) into your circle, Ah, TRIPLE Combo (+1, Re-Sharing and Commenting) would be perfect, needless to say :) -- and importing the list would be also highly recommendable because this has full of Japan Lovers -- tendencies, hobbies etc. would be similar as a matter of course!c.f.Tetsuya's Circle Lists (Shortcuts Created) : http://wik.jp/circles+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:Japan Lovers: http://wik.jp/japanEnka Lovers: http://wik.jp/enkaJPOP Lovers: http://wik.jp/j-popAnime Lovers: http://wik.jp/animeManga Lovers: 2011-12-11 05:27:35500235CC G+
Brian Spencer St. John20Here is my shared Artists & Illustrators CircleBe assured, I’ve combed through this Circle#artists #illustrators #circle2011-12-10 19:04:44224412CC G+
Charles Dowd (CDowd)3,062Support Independant Comic CreatorsA circle of indie creators including Cheese Circle Curator and writer +Dale Lazarov among others.2011-12-02 00:47:28474361112CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Films & TV shared circleI've added people to this shared circle from +Cherie Lawrence's and +Douglas Brown's filmmaker shared circles, and removed profiles that have been silent for the past 2 months.If you'd like adding, or removing, please leave a comment.2011-11-10 00:35:18239102CC G+
Hermano Geoff3,394Authors and Writers Who Brighten My Day For Circle Share Sunday you'll love your stream by circling these great word-painters.2011-11-06 17:47:13166212CC G+
matthew rappaport14,140ARTISTS OF G+You want ART?! Here's a MEGA mix of all kinds of art, artists and creative+ Art, Photography, Cartoons, Music, Comics, Movies, TV, Web Content, Youtube, Comedy & more!!! #art #photography #artists[I haven't nailed found everyone who has done some kind of art but definitely feel free to say hi in the comments and let me know your PASSION!]2011-11-04 10:57:15312191020CC G+
Elizah Kirt36I think this is the largest NaNoWriMo circle I have seen!2011-11-01 21:11:40501613CC G+
Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)213This is my current count of the NaNoWriMo challengers this year. I know there are more of you!Remember, there will be an ongoing Google+ hangout the entire month, as well as live streaming, you can pop in and out as needed and get a support group for your Novel no matter what you're writing about!Let me know if you would like to be added in. ^_^Anna Mannino shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 20:54:004541843CC G+
Alan Lodge0Hi G+been working on a writers circle for a while not all pro writers buy any means, some have added to the #writersblock project. If you have any interest in writing pro or other wise would like to add you to this circle, check it out.Battlesbridge Mill shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 16:19:58231732CC G+
Hermano Geoff2,851Circle Share Sunday - The Write StuffIf you love words and written art these "Active Writers and Authors" will inspire, engage, and make your writing better!Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 15:04:401651063CC G+
0In case your looking to amp up your G+ feed with some writers/interesting people, Dig through here and find some, Or Add them all!Trevor Jones shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 17:11:5343000CC G+
Tetsuya Kitahata4,857Otaku United(Ouch!)As Of 2011/Oct/29 04:34:30 (GMT+0900)Tetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 19:34:473481747CC G+
Tetsuya Kitahata4,780Manga LoversAs Of 2011/Oct/27 10:00:00 (JST)Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards the "Manga"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected.== Re-share highly recommended, +1 as well ==P.S. Japan Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/LvvFTWZyHs6 Manga Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/Ac6gYfWtmGK Video Game Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/T1ts2ntXJry J-POP Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/gqAKeUUv8vV Enka Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/514sng7gk47 Anime Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/E4kPRvrgHEoTetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 01:04:2626527642CC G+
Matthew Graybosch58This is my writers circle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.2011-10-25 19:14:4577401CC G+
Kimberly Froiland0I am really starting to love google+. This is one of my crazy-big NaNoWriMo circles. If I have included you in this fantastic group and you don't want to be here, please let me know so I can move you to a more appropriate circle.Kimberly Froiland shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 14:30:535001514CC G+
Mike Manz0Here is my current NaNoWriMo circle. Re-share and spread the love.Mike Manz shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 09:02:51454902CC G+
Charles Dowd (CDowd)2,117Indie comic/webcomic creators. Support indie talent!Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 17:37:004788513CC G+
Charles Dowd (CDowd)2,117I follow lots of writers. Both indie and pro.Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 17:35:43277613CC G+
Jon Evans104a circle of artistJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:05:08501443CC G+
Kris Courtney2,408A great collection of talent - Bless you ...Kris Courtney shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 16:40:43475001CC G+
Douglas Brown404Sharing my filmmakers and film circle.Douglas Brown shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 12:26:031721233CC G+
Brittany Constable0Here, have some WriMos! My word, this circle has gotten big beyond all sense. Protip: Having trouble coping with being circled by mass amounts of people? Create a Pending circle and sort through them at your leisure! Thanks to +Kathie Leung for the advice.Brittany Constable shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 17:01:424391001CC G+
Brandon McLeod45My writers circle.Brandon McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 23:16:1581100CC G+
Elizabeth Marcellin21Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 13:45:54500204CC G+
Matthew Graybosch58This is my writers circle. You'll find a few published authors here, but I think most of the people here are like myself: unpublished, but working on it.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.2011-10-05 15:19:14531001CC G+
John K2,644People who like comics or are involved in making them!John Kolsun shared a circle with you.2011-10-04 01:43:282086310CC G+
John K2,644People who like geek (interesting) things like movies, comics, video games, ect.John Kolsun shared a circle with you.2011-10-04 01:43:062501616CC G+
Brooke Johnson75Here's my compilation of writers on Google+, though it's probably not complete!Brooke Johnson shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 01:03:21128000CC G+

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2014-07-13 12:17:19 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Comic: Another Advantage Of Print Books.

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2014-07-12 12:50:02 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 4 +1s)

I know many of my kidlit Google+ friends are also friends with +Hazel Mitchell, who is one of the most positive and encouraging people I know, always supporting others in the community. Feel free to share the attached image (even if you're not her Google+ friend but just want to show your support).

Hazel and Mike are out looking for Toby in the Benton/Clinton/Waterville area in Maine right now. 

I've never met Toby but I've so enjoyed the photos and sketches that Hazel posts, partly because they're adorable but mostly because it's so clear how much she cares about him. Fingers crossed very hard that he makes his way home soon, safe and sound.

Hazel's posting updates about the search on her FB wall: https://www.facebook.com/hazelmitchellillustration

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2014-07-03 18:55:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Soooo enjoying reading +Jonathan Auxier 's THE NIGHT GARDENER. Does anyone else out there purposely slow down their reading pace to avoid reaching the end of a really good book, or because they're savouring the prose? Here's a comic summarizing my reading experience of THE NIGHT GARDENER:

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2014-07-22 17:17:01 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)

A comic for anyone who thinks it's easy to write children's books.

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2014-07-22 17:16:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

LOOK, MY FIRST GAME ART EVER!!! Just received my Kickstarter edition of Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe from Bezier Games, Inc. and contributor packs of cards with MY art on them, woohooooooooooooo!!! My artpack was one of the special stretch goals for the Kickstarter campaign. Can't stop fondling my new cards. Thank you, Ted Alspach!

For those interested, here's the original Kickstarter campaign with $137,973 raised, much higher than the original $5,000 goal (yay!): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tedalspach/ultimate-werewolf-deluxe-edition

Here's a video review of Ultimate Werewolf by Tom Vasel: Ultimate Werewolf Review - with Tom Vasel

More about Bezier Games: http://www.beziergames.com/

Read about Ultimate Werewolf: Deluxe Edition on BoardGameGeek:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/152242/ultimate-werewolf-deluxe-edition

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2014-07-22 12:33:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

#BookADay: EVA AND SADIE AND THE WORST HAIRCUT EVER, written by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Elanna Allen (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014). Inspired by the viral recording of NPR reporter Jeff interviewing his two little girls explaining the worst haircut ever (http://www.prx.org/pieces/73865).

You can see/hear the sisters explaining via the adorable HarperKids trailer (YOU SHOULD SEE IT): Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

Synopsis: "Meet Eva and Sadie, two sisters with big personalities! When big sister Sadie notices that Eva's hair is just too long and getting out of control, she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the haircut is over and there's a pile of hair on the floor, Sadie realizes she may have done something wrong. What will Eva and Sadie's parents say? Will they be able to fix the worst haircut ever?

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2014-07-21 19:06:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

This remains one of my favorite reader letters of all time, for I'M BORED . Also love the little Potato doodle. I've posted it on my office wall as a reminder, for when I get too caught up in publishing angst.

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2014-07-21 13:13:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay : underGROUND by Denise Fleming (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2012). Some people don't realize that Denise's beautiful illustrations are actually made using a pulp paper painting and collage technique. I was lucky enough to see Denise demonstrating her process at the 2011 SCBWI-LA conference illustrator intensive; you can see my blog post here: http://kidlitartists.blogspot.ca/2011/08/scbwi-illustrator-intensive-denise.html.

underGROUND was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Baby Buzz Pick!

Synopsis: "Discover the down and dirty secrets of underground creatures in this vibrant picture book from a Caldecott Honor medalist.

What young child doesn’t love playing in the dirt? And who hasn’t wondered what goes on in the lives of all the creatures who live underground? Celebrated Caldecott Honor medalist Denise Fleming applies hersig... more »

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2014-07-20 16:11:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

#BookADay : HENNY by +Elizabeth Rose Stanton  (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014). Quirky, fun, and adorable. Gets across the "it's okay to be different" without being message-y about it AND I think it's a great potential creativity booster for young people ("A chicken with ARMS? Whoa. Hey, what other animal mash-ups could I come up with....?"). I've also loved Elizabeth's enthusiasm about her debut picture book project online, and I look forward to checking out her future projects.

Synopsis: "Henny is a chick who’s just a little different from everyone else in the barn—and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.

Henny doesn’t look like any other chicken she knows. Instead of wings, she has arms!

Sometimes Henny likes beingdiffer... more »

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2014-07-19 14:13:56 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

#BookADay : THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT , written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel/Penguin, 2013). I love this book so much it hurts. To my poslfriends from the U of T: YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Ok, I'll calm down now.

Synopsis: "Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me–now a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncanpos... more »

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2014-07-18 00:48:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

#BookADay: STAINED by +Cheryl Rainfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade, 2013). Intense, powerful, brave. Why brave? From Cheryl, on her site: "I write the books I needed as a teen and couldn't find. I draw on my abuse and trauma experience for every book I write--it's important to me to encourage healing and hope, and to break silence--but I also write to entertain and to move people. And I write strong girl characters in all my books.

Books are powerful--that they can help us know we're not alone, help us gain greater compassion for ourselves and for others, help us understand things that we might not have before, all the while taking us on a thrilling ride in the safety of our own home."

You can read the first chapter of STAINED here: http://cherylrainfield.com/1st-chapter-Stained.html

Find out more about Cheryl and her work:... more »

2014-07-18 00:19:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

A while back I mentioned that my friend +Hazel Mitchell's dog had gone missing while staying at a kennel. Many of us followed Hazel's posts on FB about how she and Mike have been searching day and night, the friends they made along the way as others joined them in their search, how many around the globe sent donations to help make it possible for them to hire a dog tracking service, etc. etc. And YAAAY TOBY IS HOME!!!!! I yelled out loud when I saw Hazel's post, which totally made my day. YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! TOBY IS HOOOME!!!

Here's what Hazel posted:

"This is the post you have all been waiting for TOBY IS HOME. He went round in a circle and back to the kennels where the owner's son was able to catch him. He is home now and bewildered but happy. We thank Applewood Kennels for diligence in looking out for him and capturing him safely. We are over the moon he is... more »

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2014-07-17 21:09:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Look what just arrived! THANK YOU, +Kelly Light!!! Looking forward to when LOUISE LOVES ART launches this September. And I am so going to put this up in my office for inspiration!

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2014-07-17 11:46:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay: PLEASE, LOUISE! , written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books/House Of Anansi, 2007). Adorable and hilarious. And I so love the energy in Marie-Louise's illustrations!

Synopsis: "Louise is an irresistible force, determined to be as close to her brother as she possibly can. Jake tries everything he can think of to make her leave him alone, but she refuses to go away. When Jake, in desperation, wishes Louise were a dog, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying dilemma. Louise is gone and a little dog seems to have taken her place. Can his wish have come true? This evocative picture book, by renowned author Frieda Wishinsky and acclaimed illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, is ideal to read aloud and shares a witty and poignant lesson about siblings."

More about the book: http://www.houseofanansi.com/Please-Louise-P282.aspx... more »

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2014-07-16 18:17:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

I enjoyed "Weird Al" Yankovic's WORD CRIMES video much more than the original song ("Blurred Lines"). http://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc

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2014-07-16 12:47:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Deeply flattered to have the  Junior Library Guild recommend my #BookADay posts on Twitter! As they point out, I've been collecting all my #BookADay posts here: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday

For those who aren't familiar with the JLG, please do read my post about how the Junior Library Guild helps schools and libraries, and why having your book chosen by them is a BIG DEAL: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2012/8/29/im-bored-is-a-junior-library-guild-selection.html

And thanks again to Donalyn Miller for inspiring me (and many others) with her Book A Day summer challenge on the Nerdy Book Club. I've been having so much fun with it, as you may have been able to tell.  It's not too late for you to participate! More info here: http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

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2014-07-16 12:40:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

#BookADay: LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). So much in this book to love, not just for young readers but also grown-ups. The Washington Post summarized it perfectly: "In this beautiful amalgam of science and poetry, words, set free from gravity, merge into images that reverberate and soar." Even the endpapers (the pages right at the beginning and the end, fixed to the inside of the covers) are packed with fascinating info and illustrations.

Excerpt from the starred review in Kirkus:
"Floca took readers to the moon with the Apollo 11 mission in Moonshot (2009); now he takes them across the country on an equally historic journey of 100 years earlier. In a collegial direct address, he invites readers to join a family—mother, daughter and son—on one of the first passenger trips from Omaha to Sacramento after the meeting of the Union Pacific andthe... more »

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2014-07-15 16:53:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Deeply flattered to have the Junior Library Guild recommend my #BookADay posts on Twitter! As they point out, I've been collecting all my #BookADay posts here: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday

For those who aren't familiar with the JLG, please do read my post about how the Junior Library Guild helps schools and libraries, and why having your book chosen by them is a BIG DEAL: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2012/8/29/im-bored-is-a-junior-library-guild-selection.html

And thanks again to Donalyn Miller for inspiring me (and many others) with her Book A Day summer challenge on the Nerdy Book Club. I've been having so much fun with it, as you may have been able to tell.  It's not too late for you to participate! More info here: http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

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2014-07-15 14:35:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

#BookADay : XANDER'S PANDA PARTY , written by Linda Sue Park (who wrote A SINGLE SHARD, one of my favourite books) and illustrated by Matt Phelan. Published by Clarion in 2013. My favourite line: "Amanda Salamander lent a hand to Xander Panda. Xander's party plans went from grand to even grander."

And I get to hear Linda speak at SCBWI-LA in a couple of weeks, yay!

Synopsis: "The zoo’s paucity of pandas doesn’t impede Xander’s party planning for long. He decides to invite all the bears. But Koala protests. She’s not a bear—she's a marsupial! Does that mean she can’t come? Xander rethinks his decision to invite only bears, and “Calling all bears” evolves into “Calling all creatures.”

The Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal taxonomy in a wonderfully engaging way, and the celebrated artist Matt Phelan’scharming ink and wate... more »

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2014-07-15 14:01:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Thanks to @Catelli_NQU on Twitter for providing the caption for this comic!

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2014-07-15 02:06:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

#BookADay : MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown (Little, Brown/ Hachette Book Group, 2014). Omigosh, I love this so much. And YAY, Peter's one of the speakers at SCBWI-LA in a couple of weeks!!!

Synopsis: "A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.

Each page is filled with 'monstrous' details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book."

More about the book here:... more »

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2014-07-14 01:33:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

#BookADay: NINJA! by my friend Arree Chung (Henry Holt). I met Arree through one of David Diaz's Lost Weekends, and look forward to seeing him at SCBWI-LA in a couple of weeks.

Synopsis: "A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear—a true ninja can overcome all challenges." Love that Maxwell's secret mission is to get cookies and milk. :-D I'm not surprised that this book is so popular with young ninjas everywhere.

And you absolutely MUST check out Arree's fantastic bonus material (http://arree.com/) including a Ninjafy-Me app where you can upload any photo & turn yourself into a ninja, highly entertaining short film, activity guide and more.

More about the book: http://us.macmillan.com/ninja/ArreeChung

More about Arree:h... more »

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2014-07-13 12:37:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Thanks to my friend +Marilisa Valtazanou for posting this pic of WHO NEEDS PANTS? in the wild -- this is the British version of NAKED! Marilisa, by the way, is part of the wonderful British musical duo Playing Rapunzel. Check out my art on their front page: http://www.playingrapunzel.com/ and while you're on the site, I encourage you to listen to their music samples.

It's been way too long since I've seen Marilisa and Mich. I hope to someday make it back over the pond just to visit with my UK friends!

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2014-07-13 12:17:19 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Comic: Another Advantage Of Print Books.

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2014-07-12 21:51:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay: SKINK ON THE BRINK , written by Lisa Dalrymple and illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo (Fitzhenry and Whiteside Publishers, 2013). I interviewed both Lisa and Suzanne about their book, and you can find out about their writing, illustrating and publication process. TONS of fascinating process photos from Suzanne, whose illustrations are low relief sculptures created in plasticine (modelling clay) and pressed onto illustration board. The final plasticine art is then professionally photographed. See the interview/photos here: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/9/23/interview-lisa-dalrymple-and-suzanne-del-rizzo-on-the-making.html

Synopsis:
"Stewie is a very special skink — he has a beautiful blue tail which gives him a superpower against his enemies. Stewie loves singing his songs and rhymes as he dashes around his home. But as he grows up his beautiful blue tails... more »

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2014-07-12 12:50:02 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 4 +1s)

I know many of my kidlit Google+ friends are also friends with +Hazel Mitchell, who is one of the most positive and encouraging people I know, always supporting others in the community. Feel free to share the attached image (even if you're not her Google+ friend but just want to show your support).

Hazel and Mike are out looking for Toby in the Benton/Clinton/Waterville area in Maine right now. 

I've never met Toby but I've so enjoyed the photos and sketches that Hazel posts, partly because they're adorable but mostly because it's so clear how much she cares about him. Fingers crossed very hard that he makes his way home soon, safe and sound.

Hazel's posting updates about the search on her FB wall: https://www.facebook.com/hazelmitchellillustration

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2014-07-12 02:39:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Came back from hanging out with a friend to find the new basement concrete has hardened, or at least is too hard to play with anymore. Ah well, probably for the best. And at least I got some fun art out of all the jackhammering and other (expensive) basement repair chaos.

Anyway, you can tell the cement is drying in the attached photo, which is also one of the last cement doodles I did before leaving the house. The "dmo" and "jwr" are the sets of initials that we went by in our University of Toronto days, and still use with our friends from those days as well as with each other (in signed notes, cards, etc.).

As I did the quickie portraits and added today's date, I found myself being struck by an odd mix of emotions. I've lived long enough and have had my life turned upside down in both good and not-so-good ways in the past that I know how quickly everything... more »

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2014-07-12 02:36:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Now the Potato, Flamingo and little girl from +I'm Bored will live forever in our basement (or at least until the next major repair). WET CONCRETE IS SO MUCH FUN.

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2014-07-11 17:54:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#BookADay  -  THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND by +Dan Santat  (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group). The world would be a happier place if more people embraced their inner Beekle.

Synopsis:
"This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle."

More about the book: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/dan-santat/the-adventures-of-beekle-the-unimaginary-friend/9780316199988/

Dan's Tumblr: http://dansantat.tumblr.com/ — with Dan Santat.

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2014-07-11 13:26:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Preparing for more jackhammering/constructionchaos outside my office door today. Really want to stay in my office today since having two monitors greatly speeds up my work process. Preparation includes:

- Earplugs
- Sound-reduction headphones to wear over the earplugs
- Officedancebreakmusic I plan to also play very loud, to help drown out less pleasant noise. Thanks again to those on FB who helped put this together! You can see everyone's suggestions here: https://www.facebook.com/inkygirl/posts/10152537114610196
- Jeff has also hung up a blanket for additional soundproofing, plus I'm taking his suggestion of blocking the bottom of my office door inside with another blanket.
- Plastic sheeting over my door to help keep out the construction dust.

I AM READY.

p.s. In case you're wondering why I don't just move essential officestuff... more »

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2014-07-11 11:37:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay: CITY CAT, written by Kate Banks and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (Frances Foster Books/Macmillan). Such wonderful art! Makes me want to go back to Europe to visit.

Synopsis:
"A plucky stray cat takes a Grand Tour in Kate Banks' story of a family on a European vacation. As the family travels from one city to the next, the cat finds its own means--by bus, boat, train, truck, and bike--to tag along on the trip, visiting historic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the Cathedral of Notre Dame along the way. Readers will pore over the spreads to find where City Cat is hiding in each city, and detailed backmatter explains the history behind the sites in each locale."

More info about the book: http://us.macmillan.com/citycat/KateBanks
Kate's website: http://www.katebanksbooks.com/
Lauren's website: http://www.laurencastillo.com/... more »

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2014-07-11 01:32:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Doodling tonight, and turned part of a flower bouquet shadow into a BirdBunnyMonster Thingy.

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2014-07-10 20:56:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

So while I was working at the Northern District branch of the Toronto Public Library,  The Canadian Children's Book Centre saw me tweet about working there and they tweeted an invite to come visit...so I did (I didn't realize they were on the 2nd floor)! For those who don't know, The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. 

Anyway, it was so fun checking out their office, meeting Library Coordinator Meghan Howe and Executive Director Charlotte Teeple, and seeing Marketing & Website Coordinator Camilia Kahrizi again (we had met when I was signing Naked! posters at the Simon & Schuster Canada booth at OLA).

Thanks to Camilia/CCBC for inviting me to come visit the CCBC! You canf... more »

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2014-07-10 14:15:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay : Figured it was time for me to reread +Courtney Pippin-Mathur's wonderful MAYA WAS GRUMPY today (Flashlight Press). By the time I finished, I was in a much better mood. Thank you, Courtney!!

Synopsis: "Maya was grumpy.
She didn’t know why she was grumpy.
She was just in a crispy, cranky, grumpy, grouchy mood.
She didn’t want to read or color or eat banana slices or wear her favorite shorts
or go outside and play.
So she GRUMPED, GLUMPED, CLUMPED, and THUMPED around the house.
Can Grandma's patience and humor coax Maya out of her bad mood?"

More about the book: http://www.flashlightpress.com/Maya_Was_Grumpy.html

More about Courtney: http://www.pippinmathur.com/ 

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More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge:ht... more »

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2014-07-09 13:34:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

YAAAAAY, the British Potato Council wrote back!!!!

For those who missed it, you can see my original letter here, which I included with a copy of I'M BORED: http://debbieohi.com/im-bored-scrapbook/2014/7/9/my-letter-to-the-british-potato-council-and-their-response.html

Rob Clayton, Director of the Potato Council in the UK, wrote:

"Debbie, hi!

Just a short but heart-felt note to say thanks for the book that arrived yesterday. The potato council team can be a stern lot at times so it was great to see the thirty-somethings chuckling their way around the office. Nice to know there are potato-lovers around the world.

all the best,
Rob

p.s. is there a flamingo council?"

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2014-07-09 11:27:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#BookADay : SOME BUGS, written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014). 

Publishers Weekly (starred review):
"[A] marvelous encyclopedic look at backyard entomology. . . . Even the most squeamish or squash-happy reader will find these critters easy to love. . . . So vivid are Wenzel's compositions that readers will feel transported to a summer day, when the air is musical and life is literally buzzing. "

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18051355-some-bugs

More about the book:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Some-Bugs/Angela-DiTerlizzi/9781442458802

Angela on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngDee

Brendan's website: http://brendanwenzel.info and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BRENDAN_WENZEL

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My #BookADay arc... more »

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2014-07-09 01:25:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Playing around with new textures and brushes tonight.

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2014-07-09 00:17:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

#BookADay: THE BIG GREEN BOOK OF THE BIG BLUE SEA, written by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Willow Dawson ( Kids Can Press, 2012). 

"Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how "booms" clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards -- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban... more »

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2014-07-08 12:11:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

If I were able to visit London right now, I would SO be checking out as many of the literary-themed BookBenches in Books about Town as I could find. The Narnia BookBench had lovely art by Mandii Pope, but I wish the BookBench website description had also given credit to the illustrator of the original book edition, Pauline Baynes, since the BookBench art was clearly an homage to the original.

EDITED 9:49 AM: Books About Town just tweeted to me: "So pleased you like the concept of Books about Town. We’ve now added the credit to the bench page. Thanks for highlighting!" Wow, thanks to the organizers for their quick response! Do check out their website for more info about their public art event.

Did you know that Pauline Baynes illustrated some of Tolkien’s early work, and that he had hoped she would illustrate The Lord Of The Rings? My blog post:htt... more »

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2014-07-07 22:38:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#BookADay: THE NIGHT GARDENER by +Jonathan Auxier. Loved this book soooo much that I immediately had to buy the author's first book, PETER NIMBLE AND HIS FANTASTIC EYES.

Deliciously creepy middle grade story. "The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making."

The author's blog: http://www.thescop.com/ ("Words and Pictures About Words and Pictures")

Book page on Penguin Canada's site: http://www.penguin.ca/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670067725,00.html

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2014-07-07 11:55:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Less than a month until the SCBWI Summer Conference , yay! Faculty line-up looks amazing (https://www.scbwi.org/event-43rd-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles/faculty/) and includes my Simon & Schuster editor Justin Chanda, art director Laurent Linn, and Judy Blume. Also thinking back to 2010, when my illustrator/photographer friend +Beckett Gladney not only convinced me to enter the SCBWI-LA Illustrator Portfolio Showcase but also helped me put together my very first portfolio. I ended up winning an Honor Award and an Illustration Mentorship Award, plus getting my very first children's book contract (Justin Chanda was on the panel of judges). Full story is on KidLitArtists: http://kidlitartists.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-rejection-got-me-book-deal-my.html

So many wonderful things have happened to me since, and I continue to be grateful to Beckett for her... more »

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2014-07-06 18:34:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

#BookADay: PAGE BY PAIGE by  Laura Lee Gulledge (Amulet Books/Abrams: Fantastic teen graphic novel about a young artist. I also love Laura's advice to artists in a NYCC Artist's Alley post at Comic Con: "Always put yourself in places where you are the worst artist in the room." (http://kirileonard.com/nycc-artists-alley-advice-artists-artists/)

You can find Laura Lee Gulledge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhoIsLauraLee

and her blog, "This Illustrated Life": http://whoislauralee.blogspot.com/

See reviews and more about PAGE BY PAIGE on the Abrams site: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Page_by_Paige-9780810997219.html

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2014-07-06 14:49:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Shadow doodle: Hat Lady. Thanks again to +Hazel Mitchell for sending me the bouquet of flowers that started all this! Except that now I not only play with my food, but I also spend way too much time staring at shadows. :-)

More info about my Found Object doodles: http://DebbieOhi.com/LookAgain

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2014-07-06 12:00:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Here's a quickie video of how I chose a shadow to doodle with. See the final shadow doodle plus see other setup photos: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/7/6/shadow-laughing-doodle-plus-setup-videophotos-of-my-process.html

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2014-07-05 22:20:35 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

Doodle in ink & shadow of a bouquet of flowers from my friend Hazel. For a photo of my setup, see: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/7/5/evil-shadow-guy-doodle-setup-photo.html

For my other Shadow Doodles: Debbieohi.com/shadow

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2014-07-05 11:36:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

#BookADay: I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN written by Hélène Boudreau, illustrated by Serge Bloch (Candlewick Press, 2013). Adorable and yawn-inducing (in a good way). Helene generously shared her picture book writing process AND her picture book writing template: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/6/10/picture-book-writing-process-how-helene-boudreau-wrote-i-dar.html

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2014-07-05 02:04:56 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Experimenting more with doodling on flower shadows. Out of context and transformed by the added ink lines, the shadows don't look like a shadow anymore, does it? The illusion was so complete that when it's time to take the photos, I kept having to resist the urge to move the flowers so I could get a better shot. 

For more of my found object doodles: http://DebbieOhi.com/LookAgain

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2014-07-04 00:42:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

#BookADay - AFRICA IS MY HOME: A Child Of The Amistad, written by Monica Edinger and illustrated by Robert Byrd (Candlewick Press). A gem of a book. 

How I wished a book like AFRICA IS MY HOME: A CHILD OF THE AMISTAD existed back when I was a student. Although I got good marks in history, it was only because I excelled at memorizing. And with a few exceptions, that's all history really was to me back in school: memorizing dates and dry facts. It was only years later that I began re-discovering history, mainly through creative nonfiction and videos/movies that inspired me to find out more about a particular period of history.

Monica Edinger's AFRICA IS MY HOME: A CHILD OF THE AMISTAD is a fascinating and moving account of the Amistad Africans from the viewpoint of the children on the ship. Based on the true story of a young girl who is taken from her home in Africa when... more »

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2014-07-03 18:55:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Soooo enjoying reading +Jonathan Auxier 's THE NIGHT GARDENER. Does anyone else out there purposely slow down their reading pace to avoid reaching the end of a really good book, or because they're savouring the prose? Here's a comic summarizing my reading experience of THE NIGHT GARDENER:

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2014-07-03 13:07:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I interviewed my friend and MiG Writers critique partner +Christina Farley about her new YA novel GILDED (SILVERN, sequel to GILDED, comes out this fall), her writing process, how she found her agent and got published, and her advice for aspiring YA authors. Lots of photos and TONS of useful info in Christy's answers: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/7/3/christina-farley-on-writing-ya-gilded-and-silvern-plus-advic.html 

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2014-07-03 12:39:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Continuing my Sea-Monkey research as part of my illustration process for SEA-MONKEY AND BOB (written by Aaron Reynolds, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in Fall 2015): http://debbieohi.com/book-seamonkey-blog/

When I posted last time on Facebook, some of you asked how you can tell if a Sea-Monkey is pregnant. If you look closely at this video, you can recognize the pregnant Sea-Monkeys by the egg sacs visible near what passes as their stomachs. 

I got curious about Sea-Monkey reproduction, so did some research. Did you know that female Sea-Monkeys have the option of fertilizing her own eggs if she so chooses? Wow. The process is called parthenogenesis. I guess this happens if she can't find a suitable mate? Wonder what would happen if humans could do this (!!)

Also, did you know that Sea-Monkeys can be locked in mating position for... more »

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2014-07-03 00:49:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Doodle created in ink & the shadow of a rose. For a photo showing the setup, see: http://debbieohi.com/home/2014/7/2/doodle-in-the-shadow-of-a-rose.html And thanks to my friend +Hazel Mitchell  for the bouquet of flowers that helped create this found object (found shadow?) doodle. 

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2014-07-02 19:12:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#BookADay: RED, WHITE AND BOOM by +Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt Books For Young Readers, 2012). Wonderful cut paper collage illustrations! More info: http://leewardlaw.com/red_white_boom.htm

More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge:
http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

Archives of my #BookADay posts: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday/

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