Do rainy days and Mondays get you down? Well, for twenty-two people, this Monday will be an exception!
This little green GROG frog has hopped in to say:
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"WE HAVE WINNERS!"
But before announcing them, we want to again thank all of our readers for being so supportive of the GROG this year. We hope that our posts will continue to be inspirational, helpful, and entertaining.
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Many of you gave suggestions for topics to consider for future posts. Wow, what a variety! From picture books to novels, educational writing to self-publishing, opening sentences to great endings, and everything in between, we have a lot to consider!
And now for the BIRTHDAY BONANZA WINNERS:
Books and more books for your reading library!
• BACKHOE JOE by Lori Alexander to Elizabeth Wilcox
• PORTRAIT OF WOMEN ARTISTS: GEORGIA O'KEEFE by Robyn Montana Turner to Wendy Engleman
• POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT by Anna Stanizewski to Stacy Jensen
• COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Rob Sanders to Joyce Tucker
• OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE by Rob Sanders to Damon Dean
• MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler to Shiela Fuller
• THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO MANNERS by Tina Cho to Susan Latta
• Signed copy, BLUE ON BLUE by Dianne White to Sandy Perlic
• Signed copy, SUBSTITUTE GROUNDHOG Book and CD by Pat Miller to Patricia Saunders
• Signed copy, ORANGUTAN HOUDINI by Laurel Neme to Darshana Khiani
• Signed copy, KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME by Robbie Novak and Brad Montague to Lindsay Fouts
• Signed copy, THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH (Newbery Honor Book) by Jennifer L. Holm to Rebecca Colby
• Double-signed copy of SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE (Caldecott Honor Book) by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen to Jilanne Hoffmann
Books and goodies for your writing!
• THE WRITER'S BOOK OF HOPE by Ralph Keyes to Mike Karg
• WRITING PICTURE BOOKS by Ann Whitford Paul to Sydney O’Neill
• 2 copies MENTOR TEXTS FOR WRITERS e-book by Marcie Flinchum Atkins to Penny Parker Klostermann and Yvonne Mes
• 2 journals, personalized by Suzy Leopold to Stephanie Payne Geckle and Sonja Anderson
• Writer's journal and pen to Kathleen Mazurowski
• Adorable fuzzy owl puppet (great for story time!) selected by Jan Annino to Joanne Sher
And a picture book critique by author Carrie Charley Brown to Elaine Kiely Kearns. For more about Carrie's author services, visit her website here.
Congratulations to all! (Winners have been contacted by email to gather mailing addresses. Check your spam folders, winners.)
Thanks for making our first birthday celebration so wonderful. Here’s to a fabulous second year!
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