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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Houston SCBWI Book Report

Here's the titles for this month's book report at our Houston SCBWI meeting. If you live in the Houston area and are a writer, hopefully one of your New Year's resolutions is to make it to some of our meetings this year. The meetings are so encouraging and informative - and full of lovely people! I'm really looking forward to next month's meeting - Vonna Carter will be discussing the "Blue Boards" or SCBWI discussion boards. I've always been a bit intimidated by discussion boards, so I'm looking forward to learning more about how they work.

This month, I decided to focus on a genre that sees a lot of traffic in the school libraries, but I don't hear it talked about much in writers' discussions. It's the sports genre. There are some great titles out there for  boys and girls of all ages. Check them out!

New Kid by Tim Green (MG/YA)
Harper Collins, ISBN 9780062208729

First Team by Tim Green (MG/YA)
Harper Collins, ISBN 9780062208750

Heat by Mike Lupica (MG/YA)
Puffin, ISBN 9780142407578

Last Shot: Mystery at the Final Four by John Feinstein (MG/YA)
Yearling, ISBN 9780553494600

Saving the Team (Book 1, The Kicks series) by Alex Morgan (Elem/MG)
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, ISBN 9781442485716

Go-Kart Rush by Jake Maddox, text by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Sean Tiffany (Elem)
Stone Arch Books, ISBN 9781598894158

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Christina E. Forshay (PB)
Capstone Young Readers, ISBN 9781623701062

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