Is it as hot in your neck of the woods as it is in mine?
I’m feeling a kinship with the Wicked Witch of the West. I’m melting…. Melting! Aaahhhrrr….!
When it’s 80 degrees at breakfast, it’s time to skip over oatmeal and go straight for the freezer. Let’s have profiteroles this morning, shall we?
It’s for our own good.
To cool us off 🙂
Ah, that’s better isn’t it? I think we’re ready to have a look at the June Pitch Pick.
The Backpack Secret (PB)
Tristan The Neighbor Cat (originally titled The Cat Who Lived In The Flowerpot) (PB)
Tristan the cat who lives in the flowerpot between apartments 7 and 8. He loves his human neighbors and they love him. There is just one problem. NO PETS ALLOWED! One day the strict landlady swings by for a surprise visit and Tristan finds himself in danger of losing his flowerpot home and the neighbors he loves.
The Chase (PB)
A bored little boy stares at the moon, moaning about being bored while missing the stunning excitement that’s unfolding around him – pirate cows, zombie ice skaters, mummy librarians… If only he’d look down instead of UP. THE CHASE is a humorous picture book that explores the common childhood experience of what appears like the moon is following them, and turns it on its head.
Granola Bars For Dinner (PB)
Quentin is a kid who loves granola bars and wishes he could eat them all the time, even for dinner! But when Quentin discovers he is tired of all the regular granola bars at the store, he decides there is just one thing to do: make a new kind of granola bar. A kid-friendly recipe (for pizza granola bars) will be included.
Which pitch do you think deserves a read by editor Erin Molta? Please vote for your favorite below by Friday July 19 at 11:59PM EDT.
Today’s pitch comes to us from Rachel, who says “I’m an early childhood teacher and mother of two daughters. I love reading, scrapbooking and writing children’s picture books and have recently had a go at writing a junior fiction chapter book. My blog address is http://rachelsbooknook.wordpress.com“
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Curse Of The Shattered Sceptre
Age/Genre: Junior Fiction/Chapter Book (ages 7-10)
The Pitch: Oliver Bartholomew, bookworm extraordinaire, has never been more excited in his life. Is it possible that an ancient book of riddles and spells just called his name? This could be his lucky day! Or not… After accidentally unleashing a torrent of curses, Ollie and his friends must work together, using their wits and imagination to unravel the twisted clues and locate twelve shards of coloured glass, thereby mending the book’s shattered sceptre. With a little help from a zany magician, a snappy fortune teller and a gruff groundskeeper, Ollie and his Book Club buddies find themselves embarking on a magical journey that they will never forget.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Rachel is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to finding somewhere like this to hang out 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friends!! 🙂