What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Sort Blog Posts

Sort Posts by:

  • in
    from   

Suggest a Blog

Enter a Blog's Feed URL below and click Submit:

Most Commented Posts

In the past 7 days

Recent Posts

(from all 1553 Blogs)

Recent Comments

JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Advertise on JacketFlap

MyJacketFlap Blogs

  • Login or Register for free to create your own customized page of blog posts from your favorite blogs. You can also add blogs by clicking the "Add to MyJacketFlap" links next to the blog name in each post.

Blog Posts by Date

Click days in this calendar to see posts by day or month
new posts in all blogs
Viewing: Blog Posts from All 1553 Blogs, Most Recent at Top [Help]
Results 1 - 25 of 2,000
1. a funny thing happened on the way to school

by Davide Cali illustrated by Benjamin Chaud Chronicle Books 2015 Excuses, excuses, but it's the SIZE of the lies that impresses here. When asked why he was late for school a boy goes into a lengthy, imaginative journey into all the obstacles in his path. From a story perspective it's exactly what one teacher once described as "one dang thing after another," and the twist on the last page

0 Comments on a funny thing happened on the way to school as of 9/1/2015 8:37:00 AM
Add a Comment
2. What's New in YA--September 1, 2015

 

Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!

 

 

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past...

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. 

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

 

 

 

The sixth and penultimate book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!

For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. John is on the front lines of the fight in New York City. And just as the odds seem stacked against him, his best friend, Sam, a human, inexplicably develops a Legacy—and Sam isn't the only one.

While the pair try to track down Five and Nine amid the chaos, they encounter another teen who can wield abilities that were once only meant for the Garde. Whether she is a friend or a foe, however, remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Six, Marina, and Adam are trapped in Mexico. They fought their way into the Sanctuary and were able to awaken the power hidden within, but their preceding battle has left them without any way to reach the others. The Mogs are returning in full force, and it will take a miracle to escape.

The Garde are stretched thin, fighting this war on many fronts. The only chance they have is to take out the Mogadorian leader once and for all—but his fate is now irrevocably tied with Ella's. They can't destroy one without the other. But if the Garde can't find another way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Loric: annihilation.

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.

A SHIVERING OF WORLDS

Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.

There will be a reckoning. . . .

THE FINAL DISCWORLD® NOVEL

 

 

 

 

 

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. 

Monsters. 

Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it's taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities,behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous creatures fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky. 

To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people. 

Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers,and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in-to them, Joy and her corp of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.

When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them 

 

 

 

 

 

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin.

 
When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.

What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
 
 
 
 
 
In the stunning follow up to The Secrets of Life and Death, Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.
 
Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past, hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escape…at least until she finds herself in the sights of a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. Meanwhile, her old ally Felix Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic, but is soon sucked into the intrigues of the city’s occult underworld. But Jack will need Felix more than she knows, for the battle for her soul is set to begin.
 
Her only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley, and a dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inquisition, the darkest deeds of his own past, and the fearsome power of Elizabeth Bathory.
 
 
 
**DISCLAIMER: 

 

If there are any new YA books we missed, let us know in the comments below, and we'll add them to the list! 

 


Read More

0 Comments on What's New in YA--September 1, 2015 as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
3. NEW ISSUE OF JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ON LIBRARIES & YOUNG ADULTS

The Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults is pleased to announce the recent publication of two new papers discussing research related to teens and libraries.

In “Adolescent Females and the Graphic Novel: A Content Analysis,” Emily Simmons analyzes 70 books from several of YALSA’s recent “Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens” lists to examine the gender distribution of the main characters and the racial/ethnic diversity of the female main characters. She finds that about a quarter of the 70 titles feature exclusively female main characters, whereas nearly half feature exclusively male main characters. In addition, nearly three-quarters of the female main characters are white, and as a group the female main characters include just four of the fourteen disability characteristics identified by the Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. To encourage greater diversity of representation in the materials that teens read, the author suggests that librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who recommend graphic novels to teens should consider the gender, racial/ethnic, and disability representation of the main characters in titles they recommend.

With the goal of learning how public libraries can make their websites more appealing to teens, Robin Naughton presents a study entitled “Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens.” For the paper, she analyzed the teen sections of 60 U.S. public library websites in 2012 and again in 2015 to identify recurring design patterns and to look for design changes over time. She identifies four common models: the Reading Model, the Media-Oriented Model, the Portal Model, and the Information Discovery Model. Unfortunately, the Reading Model, which past user studies have shown to be largely unappealing and boring to teen users, was by far the most common design model in both 2012 and 2015. The author suggests that libraries using the Reading Model modify their websites to increase interactivity and visual content. The paper concludes with a useful list of questions that public library staff can use to assess the design and appeal of their own library websites to teens.

 

Denise Agosto, Editor

 

Add a Comment
4. Plot

Hi. I tend to get an idea in my head for a scene and can't figure out where to go with it as far as plot goes. What might I be able to do to help inspire

Add a Comment
5. Doodling at the airport in Taiwan

Flying back to Stockholm via Dubai

0 Comments on Doodling at the airport in Taiwan as of 9/1/2015 10:41:00 AM
Add a Comment
6. NATURE BOOK UPDATE

It is the final day for submissions to Print & Pattern Nature and huge thanks to everyone who has already submitted. There have been more than 600 entries so far, over 230 of which came in this bank holiday weekend alone. Unfortunately there was also a bit of an inbox breakdown last week while I was away on holiday as lots of large files caused it to become overfull. Apologies for anyone who

0 Comments on NATURE BOOK UPDATE as of 9/1/2015 4:11:00 AM
Add a Comment
7. Golden Marmot Award: Chuck Wendig's "If you like a book" tweet

 

 It's been a while since I've awarded the Incredibly Prestigious and Exquisitely Ephemeral Golden Marmot Award, but this week it NEEDS to go to Chuck Wendig for this wonderful tweet:

 

0 Comments on Golden Marmot Award: Chuck Wendig's "If you like a book" tweet as of 9/1/2015 9:51:00 AM
Add a Comment
8. A Story That’s Worth the Ride!

Surfer of the Century

By Ellie Crow; illustrations by Richard Waldrep

 

One of the reasons that I love writing about picture books is the element of discovery. Sure, there are books that I personally love and want young readers and their families to discover and enjoy.

But, every once in a while comes a picture book that I get really excited about and wonder how it eluded me. Sometimes, it’s the narrative; sometimes the art, but always it’s the discovery of a story or a person that leads me to say, “How did I miss this one?”

“Surfer of the Century” is such a book. Ellie Crowe uncovers for young readers the true story of Duke Kahanamoku. And Richard Waldrep’s definitively drawn water-colored paintings bring Duke and his journey, boldly to life.

It is a story of overcoming odds with fierce and quiet tenacity in this young Hawaiian’s struggle to become an Olympic competitor multiple times in swimming. It is an inspirational story, and I know it will be that for any young reader or parent that turns the pages of this uniquely told and illustrated story.

Duke also became one of the great surfers in history that helped put the sport on the map. But more than that, he had the talent, technique, tenacity and timing to put it all together to set and win Olympic world shattering records in swimming.

In 1912, and 1920, he won gold in the 100-meter freestyle. He would have competed in Berlin in 1916, but the Olympic games were cancelled because of the World War.

One of my favorite stories in the book is one that surely teaches what sportsmanlike conduct is all about.

Duke showed up late for his event in the 1912 Olympic Games held in Stockholm, Sweden: the popular 100-meter freestyle. He overslept! All hope gone? Training wasted? Maybe. But who speaks up to the unsympathetic Olympic official in order to allow Duke to compete?  Cecil Healy does. He was the then Australian star swimmer and Duke’s chief competition! Cecil refuses to swim unless Duke is allowed to compete in the true spirit of competition.

Will the official relent? Will Duke be allowed to compete? Will he win? Will Cecil?

And how’s this for something the Beach Boys could have written a song about? In 1917, Duke rode a humongous wave, called a “Bluebird” that rose thirty-two feet far out in the ocean, on Waikiki Beach. Duke rode it for one and three quarter miles!

Did you know that in 2002, a Duke Kahanamoku commemorative stamp was issued by the United States Postal Service?

As summer draws to a close, if you and your young reader are taking one last dip in the ocean before the leaves begin to fall, ride a boogie board or surf along, and perhaps end the day with a read called, “Surfer of the Century.”

Duke’s story is worth the ride!

Add a Comment
9. Writing Fantasy: Scene Transitions

Question: I have a fantasy novel that I've been working on for a while now, and though I've got most of the story plot, characters, and world planned out,

Add a Comment
10. Happy Book Birthday to Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman!

Hey PubCrawlers, JJ here on a special Tuesday post. Today our very own Erin Bowman has a new book out! Come, raise a glass, toast our friend, and celebrate!

Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, it’s finally here!

VengeanceRoad_CoverReveal

If you guys have been living under a rock, then you might not have heard of Erin’s awesome new YA Western pitched as True Grit meets the legend of the Lost Dutchman. I’ve wanted this book ever since I read the synopsis:

Vengeance Road

Welcome to the Wild West.

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate discovers more about her family’s secrets, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there’s room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, this novel makes the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

If that doesn’t make you want to read this, then just check out this trailer!

If you’re still not convinced, then look at the heaps of praise piled on to Vengeance Road!

★ An unflinchingly bloody tale of the Wild West…Thoroughly engrossing.

Publishers Weekly, starred review

A vivid portrait of a lawless world…The book demands the same stoicism from its readers as the heroine herself possesses.

School Library Journal

Refreshingly believable. Readers will be entranced by Bowman’s swiftly paced, romantic revenge drama.

Booklist

Fast-paced [and] entertaining.

VOYA

A story of grit, love, and deadly revenge that climbs off the page and into your heart–saddle up for a thrilling, harrowing ride!

—Alexandra Bracken, NYT bestselling author of The Darkest Minds trilogy

Vengeance Road is a page-turning, unputdownable story of revenge. Bowman paints a thrilling, vivid picture of 1877 Arizona, and Kate is a heroine to be reckoned with.

—Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles

Gritty and honest, Vengeance Road captures the heart of the Wild West.

—Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink

A take-no-prisoners heroine with a bloody debt to settle. I’m still breathing in the dust and hot Arizona sun.

—Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter

Relentlessly readable, Vengeance Road is a perfect western. You won’t be able to turn in until you get to the very last page!

—Saundra Mitchell, author of The Springsweet

Flinty and fierce, Kate is a formidable addition to the pantheon of tough young adult heroines. Her story and voice crackles to life.

—A.C. Gaughen, author of the Scarlet trilogy

Gold madness, a good-for-nothing posse, and frontier justice: Vengeance Road is everything you could want in a Western.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate trilogy

Vengeance Road had a bit of everything I love most in storytelling: a kick-butt heroine, life-or-death stakes, action to make my heart pound, and morals that go gray around the edges. This is the kind of book I’ll re-read again and again.

—Susan Dennard, author of the Something Strange and Deadly series

PLUS, Vengeance Road is one of PW’s Picks of the Week!

Based on all the excitement over Erin’s cover reveal, I know I’m not the only one dancing to read this. I love a good western. Growing up in California, my family history was shaped by the Wild West, gold mining, and cattle ranching, and the cowboy mystique holds some shiny for me still. I can’t WAIT to share this book with y’all!

To celebrate Erin’s release, I am giving away one hardcover copy of Vengeance Road. Tweet us a message, visit our Facebook page, add to your Goodreads shelves, or leave us a comment letting us know what your favourite Western is! Contest open until September 8, 2015 (sorry, US only!).

CONGRATS, ERIN!!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Erin BowmanERIN BOWMAN is a YA writer, letterpress lover, and Harry Potter enthusiast living in New Hampshire. Her Taken trilogy is available from HarperTeen, and her new book Vengeance Road is out now from HMH. You can visit Erin’s blog (updated occasionally) or find her on Twitter (updated obsessively).

ALSO! Two other PubCrawlers (one current, one alumna) also have books/novellas out today! Congrats to Jodi Meadows for the release of The Glowing Knight (an Orphan Queen novella) and Sarah J. Maas for the release of Queen of Shadows!

The Glowing Knight
Queen of Shadows

Add a Comment
11. on the street where I lived (Camac)

When I lived here the doors and shutters were red. A single room on the second floor was mine. Later, when I got married, I rented three full rooms on the floor above.

Camac Street. Philadelphia. Where I wrote bad poems, read at night, bought ice cream as an extravagance, waited for the phone to ring, but it hardly ever did. Where the big meal out was the Middle Eastern shop; I've still not tasted hummus like they made at that Middle Eastern shop. I met Precious near Camac, when I walked (in sneakers) Locust late at night. I went back and forth to my job until, at the age of twenty-five, I went into business for myself.

So that this place, which had red doors once, was where I waited to be married, then was. Where I had a job, then created one for myself. Where I stopped writing poetry so that I could write short stories. Where I returned after the surgery that wired my disintegrated jaw shut.

So much happened on Camac Street.

I walked by the other day. I remembered.

0 Comments on on the street where I lived (Camac) as of 9/1/2015 9:33:00 AM
Add a Comment
12. The Hornbook Magazine

I read lots of blogs, I tweet, I follow #titletalk every month and I have lots of friends who tell me about new books. But I still LOVE my 6 issues of The Horn Book every year. I have been subscribing to it for years and years. It is one of the very few paper magazines I still get in the mail and it is the ONLY one I actually read every time it arrives. An hour or two with every issue and I get a ton of great reading and a lot of info on new books that I want to check out.

This week, I got the September/October issue of The Horn Book magazine.  Not only did I get to read fabulous pieces by Jack Gantos and Kwame Alexander, I also discovered lots of new books:

--I discovered a new series that looks promising for 3rd graders--Lola Levine, due out in November.

--I learned that a new book in the Ling and Ting series is coming in November!

--I am interested in reading the new Graphic novel by Ben Hatke, Little Robot.


-- I had NO IDEA that on September 1, The Full Moon at the Napping House would be released!  Can't wait to see what they did with this one!


--I was reminded that One Day the End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich is due out soon, a book I have on my TBR list


--And a sequel to Where's Walrus? What could be better. Can't wait to see Where's Walrus? And Penguin? (and from what I can tell, this book already has several starred reviews!)

--I loved My Heart is Laughing so am looking forward to When I am Happiest.


--I loved Ship of Dolls and had no idea that here was a companion book/sequel.  Interested in checking out Dolls of Hope.

--Some of my favorite reads of the year (Waiting, Crenshaw, and Sunny Side Up) got starred reviews from Horn Book this month!! Such great books!

--Two Mice looks like a great fun story told in two-word phrases. I always like the creativity in books like that!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Horn Book and highly recommend it to everyone who loves children's books. One of the best resources out there for sure!  And I'd also subscribe to the blog Read Roger for even more fun. The Horn Book is the best.




0 Comments on The Hornbook Magazine as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
13. Archivist Wasp

Archivist Wasp. Nicole Kornher-Stace. 2015. Big Mouth House. 268 pages. [Source: Library]

Two words describe Archivist Wasp, in my opinion, confusing and compelling. It's not often a book is equal parts confusing and compelling. Even though I found myself with more questions than answers and lingering confusion, I couldn't stop reading Archivist Wasp. Two more words to describe the book? How about post-apocalyptic and ghosts?

Our heroine is an archivist calling herself "Wasp." I'll be honest, Wasp doesn't have the best of lives, even, when she's not fighting for her life, fighting to stay the Archivist. (She's challenged every year by three Upstarts. That's how she got the job as well, by killing the previous Archivist.) Archivists have a marginally better life than Upstarts. But essentially, no one in this post-apocalyptic world has a happy, easy life. The villagers, well, they have their problems too. But at least they aren't tortured/tormented by the Catchkeep's Priest and brainwashed into a life of hate and violence.

So what does an Archivist do? She hunts ghosts, recording what she learns from each ghost, disposes of ghosts after studying, except, for when a villager wants to buy a ghost for whatever reason. It's a bleak, lonely life. And Wasp does spend a good bit of the book recovering from various injuries.

So the book is about what happens when Wasp meets an out-of-the-ordinary ghost, one that is actually able to communicate with her, one that has a tragic tale to tell and a huge request for her. This nameless ghost (he can't remember his identity, I believe) wants her help in finding another ghost, Catherine Foster. He wants them both to travel to the underworld and search the spirit-world. She agrees, and, in the process learns that life below isn't any more bleak than life above. In fact, in some ways it might even be slightly better. But the search won't be easy. And it will have its own dangers.

The book is about what she learns through this search, it will change her certainly....

Do I understand everything that happened in Archivist Wasp? Not really. The quest was really confusing in places, and, she is thrown in and out of other people's memories. She sees the past on her quest, in bits and pieces, and probably not sequential flashbacks either. She has to piece it all together. And she does a much better job than I did with that!


© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

0 Comments on Archivist Wasp as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
14. Free Downloadables, Scavenger Hunt Fun, and Pre-Order Giveaways! Join the Fun

Persuasion will be out in less than two months. And since the paperback of Compulsion just released, we're combining both those things along with a thank you to lovely readers and doing a pre-order giveaway. But mostly, we're playing a GAME. Because two months out from release and coming up on the revision deadline for book three, I need some fun.
Ready? Here's the fun part. You know by now that Barrie Watson has a gift for finding lost things. And since Eight Beaufort’s gift is knowing what Barrie wants, when Barrie needs to develop her gift and test its limits in Persuasion, Eight symbolically gives her a book of word search puzzles. That makes it fitting that the pre-order incentive for Persuasion is a word search, doesn’t it? : )

There are thirteen code words that relate to Persuasion and the Heirs of Watson Island series.


  • From 8/31 to 9/11, the Compulsion blog tour will reveal the code word or words that will unlock a special page here on the website that day. 
  • The blog tour schedule will be updated daily with direct links to the posts so that you can visit every stop. You can find it here: http://martinaboone.com/index.php/books/downloadables/tour/
  • There are three big giveaways that are part of the tour as well–those are separate and on top of the basic pre-order incentive giveaways.
  • As a code word unlocks a page, you can go to that page to download free items. There will be stickers, a DYI origami bookmark, beautiful wallpapers, and more.
  • To unlock a page, replace the word CODEWORD in the following URL with the actual code and type or copy the whole thing into the address bar of your web browser: http://martinaboone.com/index.php/books/downloadables/CODEWORD
  • ALL pages will be unlocked by 9/11.
  • All downloads are free, and most are available whether or not you pre-order.
  • A few downloads will only be available with a pre-order receipt or order number.
  • Wherever you need a pre-order receipt, there’s also a special Rafflecopter with additional AMAZING giveaways.
  • With pre-order, a limited number of people will also receive a signed bookplate and beautiful signed Compulsion and Persuasion charm bookmarks with ribbons.

And here are the blog tour prizes!

Prize One–The person who best answers the question(s) on the blog tour will receive:
Prize1
Prize Two–A random winner from among those who find all the code words in the scavenger hunt will receive:
Prize2
Prize Three–A random winner will receive:
Prize3

More Prizes

Remember, there are more prizes scattered throughout the pre-order fun, so find those code words and play along!


0 Comments on Free Downloadables, Scavenger Hunt Fun, and Pre-Order Giveaways! Join the Fun as of 9/1/2015 7:15:00 AM
Add a Comment
15. Diggy - a bookwrap










Unwrapping...





Authored by Calee M. Lee
Illustrated by Amy Mullen
Ages:  Toddlers - 4




Unwrapping some illustrations for you...

















About the book...





If you have a little digger lover in your home then this book is for you.  Kid's will be enthralled with Diggy, an adorable little digger who works very hard all day digging holes, filling up dump trucks until they are stuffed and then.... starting all over again... because there is so much work to get done.  

The text is simple and repetitive which little ones will love.  This book is reminiscent  of "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site", and "Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night."





About the author...







CALEE M. LEE loves forest walks, city bakeries and 3-book weekends. She is the author of more than 15 children's books and the owner of more than she cares to count. She lives with her husband, 2 children, and Catty the cat in Southern California.




About the illustrator...






 

Amy Mullen is a self-taught digital illustrator living and working in the DC metro area. She likes to write and illustrate picture books. Amy a member of SCBWI, and runs the little print shop called Mint Parcel. Take a peek to view Amy as featured artist on That's My Folio. http://www.thatsmyfolio/

Say hi to Amy Mullen
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mintparcel
Email: amye.mullen@gmail.com
Website: http://amymullen.carbonmade.com/




0 Comments on Diggy - a bookwrap as of 9/1/2015 10:33:00 AM
Add a Comment
16. Bag signing

Signing books at artland book store: https://m.facebook.com/artland.bookstore/photos/pcb.10153128035692607/10153128026262607/?type=1&source=48&refid=17

0 Comments on Bag signing as of 9/1/2015 3:25:00 AM
Add a Comment
17. Chloë Grace Moretz Is on the Run in The 5th Wave Trailer

Add a Comment
18. CARDS - amber goodvin

P&P is back from the summer holidays and looking forward to lots of fresh new designs and designers for Autumn. We start by jumping straight back in with the colourful work of Hallmark artist Amber Goodvin. Amber specialises in painterly hand lettering and works at an artistic offshoot of Hallmark called Studio Ink. This experimental label describes itself as 'weirdness, whimsy, and whatnot and

0 Comments on CARDS - amber goodvin as of 9/1/2015 4:09:00 AM
Add a Comment
19. Lena Dunham Unveils Her First Short Story

Add a Comment
20. Best Books Ever + Instagram

File Aug 30, 3 03 49 PM

Guess what?

I love many more books than I have blog posts here, so join me over at Instagram for more books, snaps, and snippets.

And! It’s time for another round of Best Books Ever! It’s always an honor to be invited to Matthew Winner’s Let’s Get Busy podcast with Julie Falatko, and this conversation is a fun one.

Meet me back here on Thursday for a slightly scary and slightly silly book, one that will make you rethink the nooks and crannies of your home.

ch

 

Add a Comment
21. Tony the Truck & Construction Vehicles - App for Kids: Diggers, Cranes,...

0 Comments on Tony the Truck & Construction Vehicles - App for Kids: Diggers, Cranes,... as of 9/1/2015 10:33:00 AM
Add a Comment
22. CARDS - studio ink

And I couldn't talk about Studio Ink without mentioning another couple of artists - Samantha Lewis and Mirna Stubbs. The first designs are by Samantha Lewis (of Pencil Pop) who has created a beautiful range of watercolour cards... And arriving at Studio Ink recently is an intricately painted range from artist Mirna Stubbs who we mentioned in the last post.... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on CARDS - studio ink as of 9/1/2015 4:11:00 AM
Add a Comment
23. Palestine Enters ‘The Wanted 18′ into Foreign-Language Oscar Race

'The Wanted 18' mashes animation, interviews, reenactments, and archival footage into a 75-minute absurdity chronicling the true story of 18 cows-at-large.

0 Comments on Palestine Enters ‘The Wanted 18′ into Foreign-Language Oscar Race as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
24. खाना पीना

खाना पीना

खाने के साथ पीना  तो खुद ब खुद जुड जाता है पर असल में, ये एक दूसरे के बहुत विरोधी हैं. खासकर खाने के बाद तुरंत पानी पीना सबसे ज्यादा नुकसान दायक है …. आज दोपहर कुछ ऐसा ही हुआ …

शीना को धीमा जहर दिया गया ये बात तो बहुत ध्यान से सुन रही है और जो तू धीमा जहर ले रही है उसका क्या … !!! आज लंच करते हुए जब घर आए मेह्मान ने मुझे टोका तो मुझे झटका लगा !!! अरे मैं और जहर !!हाथ से पानी भरा गिलास छूटते छूटते बचा. वो बोले और कल से देख रही हूं खाने के बाद तुरंत बाद बहुत मजे से खूब पानी पी रही है.. तो ?? मैने पूछा !!! आप तो जहर की बात … !! वो बोले भोजनान्ते विषं वारी मतलब खाना खाने के तुरंत बाद पानी पीना जहर पीने के बराबर है. मैने कहा कि हां सुना तो है पर तसल्ली ही पानी पीने के बाद होती है.

उन्होनें बताया कि वो भी ऐसा ही करती थी बिना ठंडे पानी के उन्हें रोटी हज्म नही होती थी. उन्होनें बहुत बातें समझाई कुछ सिर के ऊपर से निकल गई कुछ दिमाग से पर कुल मिला कर यही समझ आया कि खाना खाने से 45 मिनट पहले और खाने के लगभग डेढ धंटा तक पानी नही पीना चाहिए. आगे से डाईनिंग टेबल पर भोजन के समय जहर रखना ओह मेरा मतलब पानी रखना बंद … वैसे आप तो ऐसा नही करते होंगें .. अगर करते हैं तो जरा नही बहुत सोचने की दरकार है…

खाना पीना या खाने के बाद पानी पीना

गूगल सर्च के बाद  कुछ काम की चीजें …

(Vata-pitta and kapha in the body of all illnesses are only getting worse) ~ Desi Nuskhe, Gharelu Nuskhe, dadi maa ke nuskhe in hindi

ये जानना बहुत जरुरी है …हम पानी क्यों ना पीये खाना खाने के बाद क्या कारण है | बात ऐसी है की हमारा जो शरीर है शरीर का पूरा केंद्र है हमारा पेट|ये पूरा शरीर चलता है पेट की ताकत से और पेट चलता है भोजन की ताकत से|जो कुछ भी हम खाते है वो ही हमारे पेट की ताकत है |हमने दाल खाई,हमने सब्जी खाई, हमने रोटी खाई, हमने दही खाया लस्सी पी कुछ भी दूध,दही छाझ लस्सी फल आदि|ये सब कुछ भोजन के रूप मे हमने ग्रहण किया ये सब कुछ हमको उर्जा देता है और पेट उस उर्जा को आगे ट्रांसफर करता है |आप कुछ भी खाते है पेट उसके लिए उर्जा का आधार बनता है |अब हम खाते है तो पेट मे सब कुछ जाता है|पेट मे एक छोटा सा स्थान होता है जिसको हम हिंदी मे कहते है अमाशय|उसी स्थान का संस्कृत नाम है जठर|उसी स्थान को अंग्रेजी मे कहते है epigastrium |ये एक थेली की तरह होता है और यह जठर हमारे शरीर मे सबसे महत्वपूर्ण है क्योंकि सारा खाना सबसे पहले इसी मे आता है ये |बहुत छोटा सा स्थान हैं इसमें अधिक से अधिक 350GMS खाना आ सकता है |हम कुछ भी खाते सब ये अमाशय मे आ जाता है| अब अमाशय मे क्या होता है खाना जैसे ही पहुँचता है तो यह भगवान की बनाई हुई व्यवस्था है जो शरीर मे है की तुरंत इसमें आग(अग्नि) जल जाती है |आमाशय मे अग्नि प्रदीप्त होती है उसी को कहते हे जठराग्नि|ये जठराग्नि है वो अमाशय मे प्रदीप्त होने वाली आग है |ये आग ऐसी ही होती है जेसे रसोई गेस की आग|आप की रसोई गेस की आग है ना की जेसे आपने स्विच ओन किया आग जल गयी|ऐसे ही पेट मे होता है जेसे ही आपने खाना खाया की जठराग्नि प्रदीप्त हो गयी |यह ऑटोमेटिक है,जेसे ही अपने रोटी का पहला टुकड़ा मुँह मे डाला की इधर जठराग्नि प्रदीप्त हो गई|ये अग्नि तब तक जलती हे जब तक खाना पचता है |आपने खाना खाया और अग्नि जल गयी अब अग्नि खाने को पचाती है |वो ऐसे ही पचाती है जेसे रसोई गेस|आपने रसोई गेस पर बरतन रखकर थोडा दूध डाल दिया और उसमे चावल डाल दिया तो जब तक अग्नि जलेगी तब तक खीर बनेगी|इसी तरह अपने पानी डाल दिया और चावल डाल दिए तो जब तक अग्नि जलेगी चावल पकेगा| अब अपने खाते ही गटागट पानी पी लिया और खूब ठंडा पानी पी लिया|और कई लोग तो बोतल पे बोतल पी जाते है |अब होने वाला एक ही काम है जो आग(जठराग्नि) जल रही थी वो बुझ गयी|आग अगर बुझ गयी तो खाने की पचने की जो क्रिया है वो रुक गयी|अब हमेशा याद रखें खाना पचने पर हमारे पेट मे दो ही क्रिया होती है |एक क्रिया है जिसको हम कहते हे Digation और दूसरी है fermentation|फर्मेंटेशन का मतलब है सडना और डायजेशन का मतलब हे पचना| आयुर्वेद के हिसाब से आग जलेगी तो खाना पचेगा,खाना पचेगा तो उसका रस बनेगा| Via vepsh.com

Health Care Tips

ND वैसे तो शरीर में पानी की मात्रा सर्वाधिक रहती है, फिर भी हमें पानी की जरूरत होती है। बिलकुल फिट रहने हेतु पानी पीने के भी कुछ नियम होते हैं। हम कुछ खास नियम यहाँ बताना चाहेंगे-* व्यायाम करने के तुरंत बाद या धूप में घूमकर आने के बाद पानी पीना वर्जित है।* जब आपका पेट बिलकुल खाली हो और आप भोजन करने वाले हों, तब पानी पीने से पाचन शक्ति कमजोर होती है। भोजन के अंत में पेट भर पानी पीना हानिकारक होता है। * पके फल, ककड़ी, खीरा, तरबूज और मेवे खाने के तुरंत बाद पानी नहीं पीते।* सोकर उठने पर तुरंत पानी पीने से कुछ लोगों में जुकाम होने का भय रहता है अतः ऐसे लोग सुबह उठकर पानी न पिएँ ।* चिकनाहट के व खट्टे पदार्थ खाने के बाद, चाय-दूध पीने, छींकने के बाद के तुरंत बाद पानी पीना हानिकारक है। webdunia.com

health benefits of water

Home > Lifestyle > Health & Fitness > Healthy Food > Health Benefits Of Water Via amarujala.com

तो पढा आपने खाने के बाद पानी पीना कितना गलत है …

खाना पीना वैसे आपका भी कोई अनुभव हो इस बारे में हमें जरुर बताईगा …

 water drinking photo

The post खाना पीना appeared first on Monica Gupta.

Add a Comment
25. Genderless character

Hi! So long story short, my main character is basically genderless and I can't figure out how to convey that through POV and pronoun usage. any help would

Add a Comment

View Next 25 Posts