Marcia Strykowski

Category Archives: Award

ALA Awards & More

While participating in ReFoReMo which showcases a lot of great picture book titles throughout the month of March, I got to thinking about the latest ALA (American Library Association) awards which were announced on Jan. 28, 2019.  Luckily, just about all of the winners are available at my library, so I’d like to belatedly share …

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American Library Association Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners for this year’s ALA awards! There are so many wonderful new books released each year and it’s certainly not easy to stand out in the crowd. Here are a few winners from the children’s books categories who did stand out. John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s …

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One Lovely Blog Award

Many thanks to Dtills from “Invisible-No-More” for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Be sure to take a trip over to her place for gorgeous pictures, food, and inspiration. Here are the rules for accepting this award: 1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their …

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Sisterhood Blogging Award

Barbara from over at the always fascinating March of Time Books (visit her here) nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thanks so much, Barbara!Below are my answers to her questions. What is your earliest memory? My earliest clear memories are from about the age of 5 because I was off on …

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Spirit Animal Blog Award

Many thanks to Jennie!  I am humbled and grateful to be chosen for this honor by an exceptional blogger and I apologize for taking so long to announce the award. I often say Jennie’s students are very fortunate to have her in their court. She’s a thoughtful, passionate preschool teacher and you can check out her posts for yourself over …

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Raymond’s Fire Engine

Thought I’d run a different sort of post to celebrate a special day. A version of this story was published eight years ago in a children’s magazine that has since gone belly-up. Raymond’s Fire Engine Whir, whir went the siren on top of the fire chief’s car as it sped onto the main road. Young Raymond …

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Liebster Award

I’m pleased to announce I’ve been awarded a Liebster Award! Thank you very much to Maca for nominating me. Maca has been speedily reviewing lots of great books–check out her interesting blog here: booksaremylovers. The Liebster Award is a chain tradition for bloggers to share other blogs they enjoy. Here are the rules: 1. Thank and link the person who …

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Pop Music Hits of February 1973

I had a lot of fun researching 1973 music, fashion, TV shows, and other popular pastimes when I was writing the Amy books. Call Me Amy takes place from March 1973 until August. And Amy’s Choice picks up right after, continuing through November 1973. But what about just before then; what were teens listening to …

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Inspiring Blogger Award

Happy New Year! WordPress sends out an annual update on how our blogs are doing. Here’s a sample from mine: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. …

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