Monday, May 3, 2010

I.N.K. News for May

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Samantha Miller mentioned I.N.K. in an article on her blog entitled “50 Best Blogs for Literacy Teachers” at

From Jan Greenberg: Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring (with Sandra Jordan) will debut October 2010 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Tanya Lee Stone's Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream has been given a Jane Addams Children's Book Honor Award. The award is given to books that "effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races."

Loreen Leedy's newest picture book is now available: The Shocking
Truth about Energy, published by Holiday House. A lightning bolt named
Erg and a gaggle of appliances, toys, and gadgets find out how
electricity is generated and explore power sources such as fossil
fuels, solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biofuels.

INK Link: Authors on Call was officially launched with a webinar that was Spotlighted on the website on April 21. Roz Schanzer, Dorothy Patent, and Vicki Cobb presented brief versions of the kinds of nonfiction our authors can offer to teachers. The purpose of INK Link: Authors on Call is to make educators aware of the wealth of curriculum-related literature available for kids by having them interact with the creators of the material themselves. Technology now makes webinars and videoconferences like this one possible and affordable. Lots of people participated in this fun and interactive program, which received rave reviews. The webinar was recorded and you can see it for yourself on the INK Think Tank website. Here’s the link:

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