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Congrats, Jody! If it’s in WSJ, maybe you’ll make Wall Street money!
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Thanks, guys!
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Favorite Adventure PB's
« Last post by olmue on Today at 08:14 PM »
Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester is a graphic novel-style picture book about a family who spends a year traveling all around Australia. It has wonderful pictures, and really makes me want to see Australia!

The Runaway Bunny catches my heart--it was featured heavily in a Korean drama I watched recently called Mother, about a teacher who goes on the run with a little girl in her class who is being abused at home (thus saving her life). As they are running, they frequently read this book. The drama won a nomination at Cannes recently for best international series. I will never be able to read the book the same again.
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Book Talk / Re: Whatcha reading?
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 08:04 PM »
Not if I Save You First, by Ally Carter. YA suspense, set mainly in Alaska although it starts in Washington, DC.

Older MG or  younger YA. It has been months since I've liked a book this much, and generally I'm not fond of suspense (life's scary enough without reading about it, for crying out loud). But I thought worked on a lot of levels.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Favorite Adventure PB's
« Last post by Claudine Gueh on Today at 07:47 PM »
Yep, I second the Aaron Becker trilogy:

- Journey
- Quest
- Return

Other magical adventure-themed PBs (my favourites tend to be wordless) :

- The Only Child by Guojing
- The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
-  And pretty much anything by Chris Van Allsburg like Polar Express, Jumanji etc.


And if you're up for a graphic novel, I highly recommend:

- Around the World by Matt Phelan
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Very cool, Jody! Congratulations.  :flowers2
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Terrific, Jody!! :drumroll I'm so pleased your book is getting such wonderful recognition.  :star2
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The key to early readers is understanding each publisher's leveling system and style. They all level slightly differently and different publishers have different styles for their readers. Most are written by packagers or editors in house. But one or two are done by old fashioned submissions. You'll have to look carefully to find someplace that isn't agent submission only though. Start by Googling whichever publisher feels like the best style fit for your work.
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Computer, Web & Tech Discussions / Re: Chromebook pro and con
« Last post by annemleone on Today at 04:46 PM »
Glad I could help! Now I just hope DH enjoys it! Though you're right, for $161, it's hard to go too wrong!
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Thanks, Annette!
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