Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday Roundup—Texas Sweethearts Style

It seems things in the publishing world are winding down for the holidays. And hopefully everyone has kidlit flavored plans, whether reading kidlit, writing kidlit, or buying kidlit. Or even just thinking kidlit.

If you're curious what books Texas Sweethearts recommend for holiday giving, you can check out this post featuring Jessica Lee Anderson over on the BookPeople BookKids blog.


In the Featured Sweetheart Nomination category, we have:

Casey McCormick, a blogger who is doing tons to help writers looking for agents. Check out her blog when you get a chance (Literary Rambles). (Casey was nominated by Natalie Aguirre.)

Liz Burns, librarian, blogger, and book reviewer (A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy)

Look for another full featured sweetheart after the holidays!

Please email us your nominations for featured sweethearts!


Possible kidlit goals for the holidays:

1) Give at least one book to a kid

2) Send two emails to authors telling them you enjoyed their books

3) Read three kidlit books

4) Paint four pictures inspired by kidlit

5) List five books to recommend to your local library to buy


On the review front:

The Book Muncher reviews THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD by P. J. Hoover

Kim at YA Books Central reviews BORDER CROSSING by Jessica Lee Anderson

Thank you, reviewers!


Have a great weekend!

*Note: If there is something you'd like us to include in our Friday roundup, please email us. We're happy to include news and information about the awesomeness of the kidlit world!


  1. Wow! Thanks for the nomination, Natalie!

    I love the idea of e-mailing authors to tell them you enjoyed their book! I haven't done much of that and I probably should!

  2. You are totally deserving, Casey!
    And I agree. I need to do more of that, too!