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Did you know that 80,491 people have joined this board since it was created on September 1, 2003? Most of those people have been deleted over the years due to inactivity. (We only keep members on the active list who log in at least once in every 90 day time period. Otherwise, it would be nearly impossible for your Moderators to find the active members in the membership list.)

There are currently 4,847 active BLUEBOARD members.

This message board now has 13,699 topics and a total of 237,750 messages on it. It's a HUGE board!

There are 8 Administrators and 15 Global Moderators (plus a few SCBWI Board Moderators) who have all volunteered many, many hours of their time to run this board.

#1 - October 12, 2014, 09:24 AM
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Wow! These stats made me think of the Margaret Mead quote about a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens changing the world. Thanks to all involved! :thanks2
#2 - October 12, 2014, 09:31 AM
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2016, Sky Pig
2015, The King of Keji
2014, Rocket Man
2013, The Power of Harmony  
2010, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

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 :wow Those are some amazing stats, Verla!

I can say this, I am SO thankful for finding this board and this awesome community years ago. The friendships I have found on here are so wonderful and it is what keeps me going. So from the bottom of my heart  :thankyou SO very much for creating this wonderful board and this wonderful family of writers.  :love5: :grouphug2:
#3 - October 12, 2014, 10:14 AM
'Vehicle Dreams Series' Running Press Kids
Race Car Dreams 2016
Bulldozer Dreams 2017
Fire Truck Dreams 2018
The Sparrow and The Trees- Arbordale 2015

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This is not only the best children's books-related discussion board. I'm convinced it's one of the best on any topic.
#4 - October 12, 2014, 10:21 AM
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An aspect of this board that is absent from other boards, regardless of theme, is the habitual civility of the members.   :goldstar   People are able to learn (more) when they are treated with respect. I shouldn't have waited so many years to join...and so glad that I did.
#5 - October 12, 2014, 10:52 AM
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Einstein.

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Arona, that is definitely one of the things we prize most about this board, and we work hard to keep it a safe and friendly environment for all.

...and we also have the bestest smilies.  :sand

And thanks, Harold! I agree completely.  :curtsy: It was a real honor for me years ago when Verla asked me to be a moderator, and then again when she asked me to be an admin. I know I owe much to this board, I was very green when I first joined.
#6 - October 12, 2014, 11:03 AM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Harold and Arona are spot on. I don't say it enough, but thank you Verla and moderators!
#7 - October 12, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for providing us with this awesome resource, Verla! I think that I visited and posted on the very first day! :-)
#8 - October 12, 2014, 11:55 AM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
FARMER MCPEEPERS Rising Moon

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 :love5:  I may be an author, but I simply don't have the words to tell you how much this wonderful board means to me, Verla. Thank you.
#10 - October 12, 2014, 12:26 PM

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Hands down, my favorite place on the Net!
Ditto what Schriscoe and Harold and everyone else said. Such a fantastic community here! Thank you Verla and all admin/mods who have worked so hard!
 :thankyou :thankyou :thankyou
#11 - October 12, 2014, 12:42 PM

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Best. Place. Ever.  :love5:
#12 - October 12, 2014, 01:14 PM

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I love this place. LOVE IT! :grouphug2: I was flabbergasted when Verla invited me to be a moderator; truly an honor! :love5:love5: :love5:
#13 - October 12, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Children's & YA Agents/Editors at Conferences, Workshops/Retreats/Online Workshops
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I'm not on Twitter.
I don't have a Facebook account.
I'm not sure what some of the other forums even mean.
But I am on the blueboard.
Besides email (and my kids' online report card site), it's the only place I go every day.
Thanks, Verla and moderators.  :thankyou
#14 - October 12, 2014, 01:58 PM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!, THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED
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Ditto ditto ditto. This is such an awesome, welcoming place. Thank you Verla, admins, and mods! You're the best!!!  :flowers2
#15 - October 12, 2014, 02:00 PM
2017:
Sibling Split series (Stone Arch)
Gender Wage Gap (Abdo)
Smooth Road Trip (Capstone)
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A community without parallel. Verla created something genuine.  :applause
#16 - October 12, 2014, 02:17 PM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing Aug 2012
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520 July 2011

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What everyone said, especially about being so honored to be asked to be a moderator. This is my home away from home!  :love5: :love5: :love5:
#17 - October 12, 2014, 02:25 PM

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Yep, I feel so grateful that this place exists!  :hurrah:

Amazing stats! I didn't know it was quite that huge.
#18 - October 12, 2014, 02:56 PM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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#19 - October 12, 2014, 03:04 PM
WIP: ETBs 10687/35000 (30.5%)
WIP: IWWP 12045/35000 (34.4%)

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Hands down, my favorite place on the Net!

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#20 - October 12, 2014, 03:16 PM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet
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Yes, it's the only place I go every day too. Thank you, Moderators and Verla. You're the best!
#21 - October 12, 2014, 04:05 PM
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PICKY EATERS
OCTOPUSES ONE TO TEN
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE
THE BALLAD OF BOOSTER BOGG
BEASTLY BABIES
TOOLING AROUND

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#22 - October 12, 2014, 07:19 PM

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A big thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who give of their time to make this such a safe, friendly, supportive and educational place.  :cheerleader :cheerleader :fireworks
#23 - October 12, 2014, 08:35 PM
A Smidgen of Sky (Harcourt 2012)
A Sliver of Sun (book #2)
 A Million Ways Home (Scholastic 2014)
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The Blueboard has been a huge part of my growing up as a writer.

And I still have a long way to go.

Thank you, Verla! And thank you to all the admin!
#24 - October 14, 2014, 09:12 AM
THE SECRET OF FERRELL SAVAGE
Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) February, 2014

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Hubba-hubba.

I love this place!
#25 - October 15, 2014, 07:29 AM
COMING: Caring for Your Lion*Truck,Truck,Goose*Wordy Birdy*Making a Friend*Knock,Knock*The Farm that Mac Built*Go Fish!*Quiet Wyatt & MORE

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That's a lot of people connecting. Thanks for starting the board  :stars3
#26 - December 03, 2014, 04:24 AM

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Yesterday, December 2, 2014, was my 9th anniversary as a member of this board, and I've been a mod since 2010.  :grin3

There is no place I'd rather be every day than here with all you lovely people. Thank you, Verla, for having both the expertise and the vision to create such an important place for children's writers and illustrators, AND for having the foresight to join forces with SCBWI to make sure the Blueboard keeps running strong for many, many years to come.

Bravo!  :love5 :stars3
#27 - December 03, 2014, 08:24 AM
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