Reading & Signing Events|
If you missed the launch of our first book for grownups:
A Journey Around a World that Once Was
You can read all about it on our blog entry
for September 23, 2011. Click here.
Lots of excitement here! Copies of the Korean edition of
I, Papa Haydn arrived all the way from Seoul. It seems
that Korean parents want their children to learn about western
high culture. Now all we need is an American publisher to
purchase the foreign rights so that American children can
learn about western high culture. We will keep you posted.
Kids in Korea can now learn about the composer
Antonio Vivaldi in the recently published Korean translation
of I, Vivaldi. To see how it looks, go to the Shefelmans' blog
and read the entry for February 10, 2010. Click here.
I, Vivaldi received the 2009-10 Kids' Wings Award
for excellence in children's literature. The selection committee
called it "fresh and resounding with new ideas that, through
history, will build character, inspire young readers and writers,
and provide many curriculum connections."
For more click here.
I, Vivaldi has been chosen as an honor book for the
2009 Storytelling Awards. For more click here.
12,500 children from across America have chosen I, Vivaldi
for the Children's Choices 2009 award given by the
International Reading Association and the Children's Book
Council. For more click here.
The Triple Crown National Book Award Program announced
that I, Vivaldi is a nominee for the 2010 Children's Crown
Gallery Award. This program chooses an annual list of books.
Students read them and vote for their favorite.
Vote for Vivaldi, kids!
PEN USA announced that I, Vivaldi was a finalist for the
2009 Literary Award in Children's Literature for work that
"represents the best in the Western United States."
Sophie's War, a Civil War story set in Comfort, Texas, was
recently used by a teacher there to connect her class to the
history of their town. To read about "Sophie's Comfort"
History Walk click here.