Monday, February 21, 2011

TLA, Cybils, New School and FREE Coloring Pages

Yeeha! I've got great news to share!
I'm the selected artist for the Texas Library Association's 2011 Disaster Relief Fund raffle. I've donated my original gouache illustration called "Space Age", 8.5" x 11.5", from the picture book SUPERMARKET by Kathleen Krull (Holiday House, 2001). SUPERMARKET is now celebrating its 10th year in print!

For a $5.00 raffle ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00 you can own original picture book art worth hundreds of dollars, and help libraries at the same time. See the Art, Get a Raffle Ticket and Learn about the TLA Disaster Relief Fund here.
The raffle will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 during the TLA Annual Conference in Austin. You need not be a librarian or at the conference in person to win.

My other great news is that I lucked out and was selected to judge the 2010 Cybils Awards in the Fiction Picture Book Category. And the winner is..."Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein! Congratulations!
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles. The panel organizer was the Mother Reader herself, Pam Coughlan! And my fellow blogging judges panel consisted of Becky Bilby, Katie Davis, Danielle Smith and Tess Hafner Goldwasser, who also wrote the winning book's official review.
Many other bloggers spread the word here, and there.

Last but not least I presented a Power Point program at the New School's Writing for Children Forum moderated by Deborah Brodie.

I want to keep the February Valentine Love going by offering some FREE Coloring Pages that feature hearts. Click on the images to enlarge, print and color! Enjoy! Love, Melanie xox

Heart Balloons
Heart Peacocks
Heart Garden
Heart Ice Cream Cones

Color and Black & White Art: Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg