Oklahoma Centennial Book Club

Oklahoma Centennial Book Club: coordinated by author Molly Griffis in celebration of the state centennial. Molly’s goal is for every Oklahoma library to have as complete a collection of children’s and young adult books by Okie authors as it can afford. Authors may write to Molly to request that their books are included; please note that if you lived in Oklahoma long enough to still call yourself an Oklahoman, your books are eligible. Molly is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Paradise on the Prairie (Eakin Press).

More News & Links

Highlights of the January Book of Life podcast include coverage of the Sydney Taylor Awards.

Michele is hosting a monthly book discussion at Scholar’s Blog Spoiler Zone. The first book will be King of Shadows by Susan Cooper, and its discussion will begin Feb. 6. See the complete list. Source: Create/Relate.

Middle School Lit: discussion group to focus on middle school authors and share recommendations. Also will read and discuss selected books. Source: Create/Relate.

“Sirens of the Sea:” a recommendation of Blackbeard The Pirate King by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by vintage art (National Geographic, 2006) from Wordswimmer. Read a Cynsations interview with J. Patrick Lewis.