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 1540 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 1540 Blogs, since 1/28/2008 [Help]
Results 42,176 - 42,200 of 468,832
42176. Books (Bobby and the Big Blue Bulldog)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42177. Books (#2 Howling at the Hauntlys')

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42178. Books (Halloween Books)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42179. Books (Seasonal Books)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42180. Books (Thanksgiving Day Books)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42181. Books (#4 The Great Green Gator Graduation)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42182. Books (Back to School Books)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42183. Books (Marth the Maniac)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42184. Strange Art in Cub Scout Manuals

Let me tell you right up front, I am a huge fan of the Boy Scouts of America.  They are an amazing organization and a positive influence in a negative world.  I was was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader when my sons were young.
The scout manuals were always informative and colorful.  I think I enjoyed the manuals more than my boys did, one in particular, the Wolf Cub Scout Book printed in 1990.  There were some real imaginative interpretations of "Akela", the wolf character from Kipling's The Jungle Book that the Wolf Cub Scout gets its name from.  Robert Depew is the Illustrator who is given credit for the Akela illustrations in this book copyrighted in 1986.  "Akela" is a lanky, anthropomorphic wolf in scout regalia who reminds me a little of the popular movie werewolves of the time in such films as " The Howling" and "An American Werewolf in London".  I really like the illustrations, I find them incredibly creepy, and that's not an insult, it's a high compliment from me!  The color choices and atmosphere put me in the mood for a scary story!  I've wondered if any little scouts ever had unintended nightmares about "Akela"!





0 Comments on Strange Art in Cub Scout Manuals as of 1/27/2013 12:32:00 AM
Add a Comment
42185. Books (Valentines Day)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42186. Fancy Nancy, Too Many Tutus

FANCY NANCY, TOO MANY TUTUS
By Jane O’Connor, Cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser
Interior illustrations by Ted Enik
Published December 26, 2012
by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 13: 9780062083074
Paperback, 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)
32 Pages
Ages 4-8

Review: (Julie) Fancy Nancy’s overstuffed closet can’t hold one more tutu but she just can’t seem to part with any. Happily for her mother, the school is hosting a swap and shop. Nancy is inspired to bring in fifteen items, earning her enough to share with Grace. Due to Fancy Nancy’s generosity, Grace becomes the proud new owner of a dreamy tutu.

As usual, new words are interspersed throughout the text for an underlying (almost sneaky) vocabulary lesson. Curly outlines and a balance of warm and cool tones create a fun environment for another Fancy Nancy’s adventure. A glossary in the end matter recaps the new words introduced in the text.  A level one I Can Read book with simple sentences for new readers.  ♥♥♥

Available at Barnes and Noble and IndieBound.

0 Comments on Fancy Nancy, Too Many Tutus as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
42187. Books (Marty the Mud Wrestler)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42188. Flight of the Last Dragon

FLIGHT OF THE LAST DRAGON
B Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Published October 11, 2012
by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Hardcover with jacket, 10(w) x 10(h) x .20
ISBN 13: 9780399252006
32 Pags
Ages 4-7

Review:  (Julie)  In days far away, dragons once populated the earth. Over time, their numbers fell. Ultimon, once a dragon king, is the last dragon to remain on earth. He’s old, feeble and lonely. He hides out in tunnels under the city until one dark chilly night, a star calls him up to heaven. He musters up the strength to leave a changing world and take flight into the evening sky where Draco, the dragon constellation in the north sky, shines in heaven.

Mary GrandPre, recognized for her work on the Harry Potter series, uses tones of midnight blue to contrast heavenly light in rich, acrylic illustrations.  A somewhat pathetic Ultimon doesn’t fit into the modern world and so leaves, as if conquered by the times.  This is a cheerless, rhyming story of defeat that ends with a tone of quiet peace.  ♥♥♥

Available at Barnes and Noble and Indie Bound.

0 Comments on Flight of the Last Dragon as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
42189. Books (#3 Inside the Magic)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42190. Books (Slime Time)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42191. Ask Me Anything - Scheduled Links AKA Permalinks


Today's questions is one I am asked all the time.

If I schedule a post how can I send you the link ahead of time?  What is a permalink?  


First what is a permalink?
It's a "permanent link" that goes directly to a specific post on your blog.


Example:
If you click this "Permalink" it will take you to my very first blog post:
http://www.iamareader.com/2010/06/i-am-reader-not-writer.html


In the past there was not an easy way to grab a permalink in blogger before a post was published.  It was easy for those who used wordpress but blogspot users didn't have an easy way to generate one.  Thankfully that changed last year.


Why bother with Permalinks?
I often schedule posts ahead of time and want to send the link to an author or blog tour host to let them know.  Once a post is created I erase it from my calendar so I'm horrible at remembering to send as link once the post actually goes up. If I grab a permalink and send it at the time I create the post I don't have to remember to send it once it is published.


How to Generate a Permalink:

-When you are editing your post simply look in your right column.

-Find the word Permalink and click on it.


-You can then grab the permalink that is automatically generated or you can create a custom permalink as I did with this post.  

The automatic permalink for this post would have been: http://www.iamareader.com/2013/01/ask-me-anything-schedule-links-aka.html

Instead I created a custom permalink: 
http://www.iamareader.com/2013/01/Permalinks.html

Easy as can be!  Although I rarely create custom permalinks I just let blogger automatically generate them.

Tip:

You need to be aware that permalinks are based upon the title of your blog post.  If you change the title of your blog post before publishing it the permalink will change.


Do you have a question for me? Send me an email toobusyreading(at)gmail(dot)com or fill out the form below.



5 Comments on Ask Me Anything - Scheduled Links AKA Permalinks, last added: 1/27/2013
Display Comments Add a Comment
42192. Books (#3 Top Dog)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42193. Books (Graduation Books)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42194. Books (#7 Vampire Baby)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42195. Books (SS#1 The Hauntlys' Hairy Surprise)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42196. Books (#8 Snow Monster Mystery)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42197. Mia, The Sweetest Valentine

MIA, THE SWEETEST VALENTINE
By Robin Farley,  Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov
Published November 27, 2012
by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN  13: 9780062100122
Softcover, glossy 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)
24 pages
Ages 4-8

Review:  (Julie)  Mia, a gray and white kitty, has her friends over to celebrate Valentines Day.  She runs into the kitchen for he Valentines and finds a heart box full of chocolates.  Wouldn’t that be nice to share with her friends?  And so she does.  Anna, a hippo and Ruby, a giraffe, help Mia gobble up the chocolates.  Mia didn’t know the box was a Valentine’s gift from her Dad.  What will she do now?

Sweet illustrations in a Valentine’s palette of red, pink and white.  A straight course of action to a predictable outcome that nonetheless nabs the sentiments of Valentine’s Day, from Valentines and chocolates to decorating and special gifts.  The included sheet of Valentine’s stickers adds just the right touch to make this a lovely gift for your young Valentine.  ♥♥♥

Available at Barnes and Noble.

0 Comments on Mia, The Sweetest Valentine as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
42198. Books (Will Rogers: Larger Than Life)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42199. Books (Triplet Trouble and the Field Day Disaster)

No Description Available

Add a Comment
42200. Books (Cherokee Sister)

No Description Available

Add a Comment

View Next 25 Posts