Friday, June 20, 2008

Something's... Different.

Did this blog do something different with its hair? Is that a new shade of lipstick? There's definitely something...


lisav said...

new books!
I see the new Hilary McKay!

Anonymous said...


Things are looking a little more CLEMENTINE-y and AUDREY, WAIT-ish than usual.

Wendie O said...

You changed the books -- this time we can read the titles. -wendieO

Sarah Miller said...

Pardon the expletive, but HOLY SHIT -- my book's on your shelf!

*gleeful wriggle*

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


I really enjoyed Lisa Shanahan's The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It -- back in the antipodean dark ages, when it was called My Big Birkett. *squints* And is that In Search of Mockingbird in the middle?

Literaticat said...

some of my favorites. such good taste you have.

Anonymous said...

For the feeble-sighted amongst us...can we get a complete list? Or is this s new contest?

Anonymous said...

EA, Do you have a "If it isn't on your shelf/if you haven't read it I can't take you seriously as an aspiring children's author?" rule? And if so, what should be on OUR "must read" kiddie shelves?

Editorial Anonymous said...

Oh, no, that's silly. There are so many wonderful books to read, you can't expect anyone to have read all of them.

However. I am always a little shocked and dismayed at the number of people I meet at conferences who haven't read the Usual Suspects in the age group and genre for which they're attempting to write. You're writing a re-telling of Cinderella for middle graders and you've NEVER HEARD of Ella Enchanted? Come on.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Great choices on the shelf...

Editorial Anonymous said...

Well, there are 35 books.
Let's get the easy ones out of the way:

5. Repossessed
6. Clementine
12. Wild Girls
24. Wednesday Wars
25. Miss Spitfire

Little Willow said...

Nice variety! I love MISS SPITFIRE and GLORIOUS...!

Anonymous said...

I see GOD WENT TO BEAUTY SCHOOL by Cynthia Ryant on the right hand side.

Anonymous said...

7. A Wreath for Emmett Till
10. Audrey, Wait
21. Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
26. The Mysterious Benedict Society
30. Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale?

Editorial Anonymous said...

Here are the ones no one's going to be able to guess:
8. When a Monster Is Born
13. Maria Teresa
22. Pictures from Our Vacation

Anonymous said...

#2 Little Red Hen (Jerry Pinkney)

Anonymous said...

I see the new Percy Jackson, ONCE UPON A TIME, THE END, (which I love), and THE CALDER GAME.

Anonymous said...

I think I've got them all except for two:

1-Frankenstein Takes the Cake (?)
2-Little Red Hen (Pinkney)
3-Lies and Other Tall Tales
4-(this spine looks sooo familiar to me!)
7-A Wreath for Emmett Till
8-When a Monster Is Born
9-Once upon a Time, the End
10-Audrey, Wait
11- (looks sort of like Thoreau at Walden but I’m not sure)
12-Wild Girls
13-Maria Teresa
14-Take Me out of the Bathtub
15-In Search of the Mockingbird
16-The Arrival
17-Every Friday
18-This Is Just to Say
19-Permanent Rose
20-Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal
21-Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
22-Pictures from Our Vacation
23-Jabberwocky (Myers)
24-Wednesday Wars
25-Miss Spitfire
26-The Mysterious Benedict Society
27-The Calder Game
28-The Apple Pie that Papa Baked
30-Book of a Thousand Days
31-And to Name Just a Few: Read, Yellow, Green, Blue
32-The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It
33-The Battle of the Labyrinth
34-God Went to Beauty School
35-Dateline Troy (1996 edition)

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry, make that Red, Yellow, Green, Blue

Editorial Anonymous said...

My gosh, you did get them all, except #4! Nice work! How did you manage it?

And can anyone tell what #4 is?

Literaticat said...

Number four is BEARS PICTURE by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by DB Johnson.


Anonymous said...

Hurrah for Hilary McKay!

Sorry, that was it.

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