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Ann was on the radio.

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#95-#98 now out on ebook!

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While cleaning my room, I found a pretend magazine I started writing and never completed sometime around January 2000, when I was thirteen. Why was I creating fake magazines at 13? Because I had no friends. I was a Mallory without the Club. The cover claims that there will be an article inside on “Through [...]

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Rain Reign is this year’s winner of the Charlotte Huck Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. (I knew this book was destined to be taught in middle school language arts classrooms!) Congratulations Ann!

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Stacey’s style, like Stacey herself, is always referred to in the books as being “sophisticated.” We know she likes to wear black, and buys clothes at Bloomingdales and other expensive places. She likes Betsey Johnson, which, while I wouldn’t exactly call it “sophisticated,” is pretty logical for what a stylish thirteen-year-old-girl would like. The covers, [...]

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If you really think about it, the Baby-Sitters Club was a genius idea. Obviously, those at Scholastic and Ann know this already, since I am sure that it paid for many houses and several college educations. But they hit upon a formula that works very, very well when you consider the target audience. When writing [...]

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I got this link in my Google Alerts, and I got all excited because from the alert, it looked like Ann had won the Newbery Medal. But she didn’t; she won the Schneider Family Book Award for “books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience,” also awarded by the American Library Association. Congratulations, [...]

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Girls Meets The Baby-Sitters Club Mashup: Characters from Girls photoshopped onto BSC covers with the titles altered appropriately. From candykane on the BSC Boards, here’s an article on whether libraries should keep or discard the original BSC books. What’s your take? I’d want to keep them, obviously, but I’m aware of space limitations, wear and [...]

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I completely missed that this book was coming out. I guess there has been so much focus on Rain Reign that this book kind of slipped through the cracks. It is the last book in the Family Tree series, and since it also serves as a wrap-up of the entire series, its format is a [...]

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Happy New Year! Start the new year off right with Stacey’s “Bad Girl” storyline, since #83-#87 are now available on ebook.

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