Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tails at Twilight baskets for the ASPCA Gala!

I had way too much fun putting these baskets of my autographed books together
to donate to the upcoming auction at the:

Tails at Twilight Gala
The Animal Protection Society of Durham’s (ASPCA of Durham, NC) Tails at Twilight Gala is one of Durham’s signature charity events, featuring a silent auction, dinner and live auction. Each year more than 350 guests attend this elegant evening in support of helping abused and neglected pets throughout the community and placing them in loving homes.

March 20th, 2010

6:00 – 10:30pm

The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

3001 Cameron Blvd.

Durham, North Carolina

For information about the event, call Rebecca Hankins 919-560-0640 x231

To donate to the auction: Stephanie Kirby at 919-560-0640 x235

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Twinkle, Star of the Week list of related books for classroom or home discussion

A List of Books K-3 children may enjoy along with my new release:

Twinkle, Star of the Week

by Joan Holub (author), Paul Nicholls (illustrator)

picture book, isbn 9780807581315, March 2010, 32 pages, hardcover

The stars in Sky School take turns being Star of the Week and Twinkle can hardly wait for her turn. Simple astronomy facts are interspersed in the story and stated on the endpapers to supplement.

From Booklist: "A sympathetic portrayal of overcoming disappointment and discovering personal talents."

Books about the stars and planets:

The Stars

by H. A. Rey (1952)

By the author of Curious George, this is a guide to stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky.

The Magic School Bus Sees Stars: A Book About Stars

by Nancy White Carlstrom

The Magic School Bus tours the galaxy.

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System

by Tish Rabe

Cat in the Hat in a space suit among the nine planets, presenting important facts along the way.

I Want to Be an Astronaut

by Byron Barton

A space shuttle heads into orbit. Astronauts get a taste of ready-to-eat food, experience zero gravity, go for space walks, and fix a satellite.

Additional books about Star of the Week:

Star Of The Week (2006)

by Barney Saltzberg (Author)

Emily Santos, Star Of The Week (2006)

by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (Author), Priscilla Burris (Illustrator)

Star Of The Week: A Story Of Love, Adoption, And Brownies With Sprinkles (2009)

by Darlene Friedman (Author), Roger Roth (Illustrator)

Books about the traditional Twinkle rhyme:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Iza Trapini, Charlesbridge Publishing (1997)

Twinkle The Star: The Ocean Adventure (2009)

by Katina Lawdis (Author), Kristos P. Lawdis

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (2006)

by Rosemary Wells