News & Events
Bella Saves the Beach Virtual Book Tour Schedule April 22 through May 17, 2013
Sponsored by Pump Up Your Book
To kick-off publication of Bella Saves the Beach, join Nancy as she conducts her virtual book tour at the following sites:
Monday, April 22nd
Guest post at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Tuesday, April 23rd
Book trailer feature at If Books Could Talk
Wednesday, April 24th
Book review at On Words - Opening Eyes, Opening Hearts
Thursday, April 25th
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Book review at Shannon Hitchcock Pen and Prose
Monday, April 29th
Book review at Hook Kids on Reading
Guest post at The Pen and Ink
Tuesday, April 30th
Guest post at Write What Inspires You
Wednesday, May 1st
Book review at LadyD Books
Thursday, May 2nd
Book review at Kid Lit Reviews
Friday, May 3rd
Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, May 6th
Interview at Tribute Books Reviews and Giveaways
Tuesday, May 7th
Book reviewed at The Picture Book Review
Wednesday, May 8th
Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, May 9th
Book review at It’s About Time Mamaw
Friday, May 10th
Book review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Monday, May 13th
Book review at 4 the Love of Books
Tuesday, May 14th
Book spotlight at Review from Here
Book review at The Jenny Revolution
Wednesday, May 15th
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, May 16th
Book review at Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Reviews
Friday, May 17th
Book spotlight at I’m A Reader, Not A Writer
To view the tour schedule online at Pump uP Your Book, click here.
One Pelican at a Time and Sea Turtle Summer Win Literary Classics Awards
Literary Classics recently announced it 2012 selection of top books for children and young adults, conferring the Silver Award and Gold Award upon One Pelican at a Time and Sea Turtle Summer, respectively. Award recipients were selected from entries received from around the world and are recognized for exemplifying the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Award Committee honoring books that promote character, vision, creativity, and learning. The Awards Committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing.
Sea Turtle Summer Wins the Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Sea Turtle Summer recently won the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval for 2012. Literary Classics is an organization "dedicated to promoting excellence in literature, thereby encouraging a passion for reading while promoting education, imagination, and character in young readers."
The Children's Classics Review says:
"Sea Turtle Summer is the story of two brave young girls who simply won't take 'no' for an answer when it comes to saving a clutch of young turtle eggs. After witnessing a turtle laying eggs on the beach, they rush to tell the ranger so no harm will come to the eggs. Upon discovering that the ranger is out sick for the day, the girls take matters into their own hands. Despite numerous obstacles, the girls insist upon helping ensure the safety of the eggs. In the end, they are rewarded for their efforts when, months later, they have the opportunity to help guide the hatchlings safely to sea.
To read the review on the Children's Classics site, click here.
Nancy Stewart Presents "Kids Can (Write a Picture Book)" at the Annual Illinois Reading Council Conference
For the second year in a row, Nancy Stewart was a featured presenter at the Illinois Reading Council Conference, which was held in Springfield, IL, March 15 through 17, 2012. The title of this year's conference was "Literacy in the Land of Lincoln," and events were well attended. Nancy presented a PowerPoint show entitled "Kids Can (Write a Picture Book)" that discussed how kids can plan, research, write, and assemble their own picture book. To download the presentation, click here.
To read Nancy's blog on the meeting, click here. While attending the conference, Nancy met up with other authors and educators who share her love of reading, writing, and education. Nancy met up with the celebrated author Patricia MacLachlan (left in the photo above), winner of the Newbery Medal and author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
Sea Turtle Summer Book Trailer Now Available