Holiday  Issue
December 2012
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Happy holidays to each of you. We hope this season brings you joyous times with your friends and family. In this newsletter we have a few gift suggestions for you -- hope these few suggestions will inspire you to include literacy in any gift giving occasion. 

Thanks, Sharron 
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The answer to last month's author quiz was Jim Aylesworth and Dori Hillestad Butler.  However, there were not 50 people who responded correctly so the gift package goes unclaimed this time.  Encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up for the newsletter and that will increase the base for future quizzes.


Authors/Illustrators - Check these out!
A couple of holiday gift suggestions

Michelle Edwards has a new picture book, Room for the Baby, and a great book for all those who love to tell stories of friends and family, Knitter's Home Companion.  Gift  suggestion -- Pick up a hand-made knitted stocking cap, a pair of mittens or a scarf and team it with a copy of Knitter's Home Companion.

Nicole Rubel is  both an author and an illustrator.  Her programs incorporate the visual and written creativity.  She inspires readers, writers, and artists.  Her Rotten Ralph books continue to be immensely popular with young readers.  For the holidays - visit her Cafepress shop and find some great last minute holiday presents. 

Books make great gifts -- visit each author's webpage linked above to find information about each author's books.

More suggestions --
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Author Visits
We are booking author visits to schools and libraries for the 2012-2013 school year and welcome your inquiries.  The authors/illustrators have a great variety of programs.  You can read all about each of them at
In This Issue
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Author Visits

Our Author panel will be presenting:

February 7, 2013

Wisconsin Reading Association

Authors Speak: Common Core State Standards and an Author's Role


March 15, 2013

Illinois Reading Conference

Research Fuels the Authors' Fire

Favorite Author Birthdays
Dec. 2012
Dec 1 - Jan Brett
Dec 11 - William Joyce
Dec 19 -Eve Bunting
Dec 22 -Jerry Pinkney
Dec 23 -Keiko Kasza
Dec 30 - Mercer Mayer

Dec 31 - Cynthia Leitich Smith   


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Booking Author Visits at 2011-2012 prices
For the remainder of this calendar year we are allowing school/library visits which are finalized before December 31 to be booked at the 2011-2012 school year prices. All author visits require an honorarium and expenses (meals, travel, hotel).  For information regarding costs please contact McBookwords.
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