Thursday, August 13, 2009
Funny Books for Kids? Or Educational Books That Are Fun? Getting To Know Children's Author, Julie Durango! by DL Larson
GUEST BLOGGER JULIE DURANGO COMING SOON ...
Dancing animals are an adventurous way to learn to count in Julie Durango's children's picture book, Cha-Cha- Chimps, an exciting story that kids will want to read over and over and over.
Pest Fest, is a talent show for bugs. Little ones will cheer for their favorite to win. Will it be the butterfly? The bee? Or the firefly? The School Library Journal stated, "Young entomologists will go buggy for this book."
These are just a few of Julie's picture books; others include Angels Watching Over Me, Dream Hop, and Yum Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds, co-authored by Newberry Award winner Linda Sue Parks.
Julie Durango also has two middle-grade adventure novels, The Wall of Cartagena and Sea of the Dead, published by Simon and Schuster. Both are Junior Library Guild selections.
Ms. Durango will be joining us at Acme Authors next week as a guest blogger, Thursday, August 20th, so please mark your calendar to stop by and visit.
To learn more about Julie and her love of books, visit her book review site at
www.ThreeSillyChicks.com She is a founding member along with book authors Andrea Beaty (When Giants Come To Play) and Carolyn Crimi, (Boris & Bella.)
To check out Julie's other books, visit her website at: www.JuliaDurango.com
Julie will be sharing her experience with us about the publishing world, how she got noticed, and some of the differences between publishing picture books versus middle reader books. Her insight is sure to be a good one.
PLEASE JOIN US NEXT WEEK ~ THURSDAY ~ AUGUST 20TH, with author JULIA DURANGO.
Post any questions here and I'll be sure to pass them on!!
Til next time ~
PS: Julie is also a children's librarian! Don't ya just love it!!