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DinoWriMo: Theme parks

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What’s a dinosaur-publisher’s favorite theme park?   Scholastic Park. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Picture book heroines

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Who’s a dinosaur’s favorite literary grandma? Stega Nona For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Bedtime

Goodnight Moon

What do you get when you read Goodnight Moon to a sleepy dinosaur? A dinosnore. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: E-newsletter

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What’s the dinosaurs’ favorite email newsletter? Giganotesosaurus from the Horn Book.   For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo on NaNoWriMo

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“Gee, writing a whole novel in a month is a lot of work. I need a stegonographer. It’s so hard to come up with a di-plot-ocus so quickly, with a structure and a dinoument and everything. I bet the Brontësaurus sisters didn’t work like this.” For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

#DinoWriMo

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“It’s National Novel Writing Month!” “It’s Dinovember!” Stop! You’re both right! #DinoWriMo More to come from The Horn Book @HornBook (Spoiler alert: there will be puns. Terrible ones.) For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

An Open Letter from Meg Murry O’Keefe to Marty McFly

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Dear Marty, Everyone is talking about it: we’ve arrived at the point in time that you traveled to from 1985. You folded time and I walked straight across it, but we both ended up in the same place. Well, sort of. Your version of 2015 makes me think of the planet where we tessered after […]

In the waves, in the water…

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I’m a big fan of young sister duet Lennon & Maisy (thanks to Jen Brabander*, for introducing me to their YouTube videos!), so I was intrigued to see their new picture book In the Waves (HarperCollins, April 2015) come in. Illustrated with warm ink-and-watercolor art by Steve Björkman, the book is based on Lennon & […]

Crossover Week @ The Horn Book

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“I’m reading Austenland,” said boss-man Roger Sutton one day. “It’s a grownup book by that fantasy author who won a Newbery Honor. She did those fairy-tale graphic novels too. You know? Shannon Hale.” And from there sprang Crossover Week @ The Horn Book. Because it’s not just Shannon Hale. Lots of children’s authors have written […]

2014-2015 yearbook superlatives

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Summer is winding down (say it ain’t so!) and the new school year is approaching. Get into the back-to-school mood with our senior superlatives for characters in the class of 2014-2015. What superlative would you award your favorite character? Best friends: Sam and Dave (Sam & Dave Dig a Hole); Pom and Pim (Where Is […]