Monday, February 4, 2008

Fabulous February

Don’t fret because the groundhog saw his shadow, and we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter.

Don’t stress over the fact that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you’re clueless about what to get a loved one.

And … don’t be sad that not a single Class of 2k8 member launches her book this month. (OK, you can be a little sad.)

There will still be a ton of bloggin’ fun going on right here!

First up, the Class of 2k8 has a few T.I.Ps. for you. What’s a T.I.P., you ask? A T.I.P. is a Totally Important Post.

Jody Feldman and Marissa Doyle have been interviewed by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Read this fantastic interview on her Cynsations blog.
You can find Liz Gallagher on Authorlink.
And our class has been mentioned on Joshilyn Jackson’s blog.

Word is getting out!

Next up for this first week in February, we have some random facts:

February is National Library Lovers Month. If you haven’t gotten a peek at Liz Gallagher’s book, The Opposite of Invisible, and Lisa Schroeder’s book, I Heart You, You Haunt Me, head on over to the library and check it out.

And February is the month that students and teachers everywhere dig out the party hats to celebrate the 100th day of school. Join the excitement!

There’s more …

This first week in February is Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week. And that’s where we fit in. The Class of 2k8 will be chatting about heroes and those people, young and old, who have been an inspiration.
Let’s jump right in:
Kristin Tubb, author of Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different, has a couple of heroes right in her own home. We can’t help but wonder if they have moustaches…

My everyday heroes are my two young kids. There are many reasons why, but one of the reasons is they remind me why I adore kid lit. My daughter (age 3) loves to play with “mommy’s books” (the activity books I’ve written). She sometimes asks me if I wrote those books just for her. “Yes,” I always say. “I did.” It’s a wonderful reminder of where those books eventually wind up – in the hands of kids who are thrilled to crack open a new story.

More about 2k8’s heroes tomorrow.
Meanwhile, who's your hero?


Barrie said...

I didn't realize that Feb. was National Library Lovers Month. Very fun.

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like a great month - even with no lauches!

TJBrown said...

Great blog. My hero? Me. LOL!

Barrie said...

Oh yeah, and even though there aren't any official launches....there could be early sightings of March releases. I will carry my camera. :)

M.P. Barker said...

I definitely heart my library! My favorite place to be!

Anonymous said...

YES, heroes=librarians, definitely.
And did you know? This is Hug Your Librarian Day.
Just kidding!