GOT BOOKS 2006: Attention Authors and Illustrators

Westlake (Ohio) Porter Public Library’s
Summer Reading Program

From Kate Tuthill of the Youth Services Staff, Got Books 2006:

“We’re looking for Authors and Illustrators!

“We’re patterning our 2006 summer reading program after the Got Milk campaign and are collecting digital pictures, which we’ll blow up into posters, of published authors/illustrators holding copies of their book(s) and sporting a ‘milk mustache.’ We’ve got lots of wall space, so we’d love to be overwhelmed!

“If you’d like to participate, please send a digital photo of yourself holding your book. Use the highest picture quality setting on your camera (at least 300 pixels per inch). Either take the photo with a mustache (shaving cream or whipped cream works) or send a ‘plain’ photo and we’ll add a mustache digitally.

“Then e-mail your photo, as a .jpg attachment, please, to:, with 2006 Got Books/ (your name and book title) in the subject line.

“Authors/illustrators of all genres are invited to participate (teen or juvenile fiction, picture books, easy readers, non-fiction, graphic novels). We have a large participation in our summer reading program, so it’s a great way to build readership.

“We’re hoping authors/illustrators will not only provide a photo, but will also send a signed copy of his/her book for our ‘top summer readers’ grand prize drawing. Please send book donations (and a note identifying it for Got Books 2006) to:

Carolyn Fain, Youth Services Manager
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

“Deadline for photos/books is March 1, 2006.

“Heartfelt thanks to all who participate!”

Cynsational Notes

Memoirs of a Writer’s Summertime Reading (PDF file; scroll to read bottom of page 2) from The Bridge, Austin Public Library for Youth.

Cynsational News & Links

2005 Blue Ribbons from The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books. Featured titles include: That New Animal by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Pierre Pratt (Foster/Farrar, 2005); Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Putnam, 2004); Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Harcourt, 2005)(author interview); and Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (Dutton, 2005)(author interview). See also the 2005 Blue Ribbon Dissents.

Interview with YA Author Lara M. Zeises by Debbi Michiko Florence. See also Debbi’s 2005 reading list and a recent Cynsations interview with Lara on Anyone But You (Delacorte, 2005).

“Louis Sachar’s new novel proves there’s life after ‘Holes'” by Julie Hale from BookPage.