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Teaching My Baby to Read Salutes Pacific Northwest Writers

The book version of Bella's truck is on the left, the movie version is on the right.

The book version of Bella’s truck is on the left, the movie version is on the right.

I am very excited to announce my 2012 Salute to Pacific Northwest Writers which will run from Sunday, September 30th, to Saturday, October 6th.

As a mom it can be hard to find time to read books. Sometimes reading two pages in a row without being interrupted feels like trying to climb Mt. Rainer! But sharing the journey of other families through literature can also be inspiring.

Here are some of the books and authors you can look forward to hearing more about:

On Sunday, September 30th I’m kicking off this salute with a review of One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler. This book is by Oregon mom and blogger Tsh Oxenreider. You are probably already familiar with Tsh because she is the creator of Simple Mom.

On Monday, October 1st I will be blogging about Crow Planet, by Seattle urban naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt.  I’m also excited to review the debut middle grade novel Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School, by Seattle author Kim Baker.

On Tuesday, October 2nd I will share some of my favorite books by Portland author Ann Cameron, and Bainbridge Island author Suzanne Selfors.

On Wednesday, October 3rd check out my HearldNet blog “I Brake for Moms” for a review of the fabulous YA novel Running for My Life by Ann Gonzalez.  Right here on Teaching My Baby to Read I’ll be reviewing two picture books from Lindsey Craig.

On Thursday, October 4th I’ll blog about Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition by Seattle author Katherine Malmo.

On Friday, October 5th I’ll write about one of my all-time favorite picture books: Goodnight, Garden Gnome by Jamichael Henterly.

On Saturday, October 6th I’ll share reviews about some of the many children’s books by Tacoma author Kathryn O. Galbraith.

P.S. If you have a Pacific Northwest author you think is worth me considering, please tell me about it in the comment section below.


1 Comment

  1. Katherine Malmo says:

    Hi Jennifer

    So excited for you to mention my book, Who in This Room, and to read about the others. I love what you’re doing. A few other local authors to think about:

    Goodbye for Now, Laurie Frankel
    Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple

    They’re both pretty newly out and both excellent!

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