Monday, February 22, 2010

Reading Neil Gaiman to your baby will get you noticed!

I was contacted by a representative of the Frisco (Texas) Public Library after my interview with the AWESOME Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog, asking if they could use the picture of me reading to Clementine on their promotional brochure for their "Books for Babies" program. I couldn't say "YES!" fast enough! What an honor! They have this fanTAStic program that's a partnership between the library and other organizations that provides a board book and information on nurturing readers for new parents for EVERY baby born at the Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. We have a similar program here in Multnomah County and we LOVE it!

Anyhow, thanks to the organization for contacting me (and Clementine!) and whether it's a Neil Gaiman picture book or not, read to your kids! And use (and appreciate!) your public library!

(Ooh, and in other Neil Gaiman-ish news, Laini's second DREAMDARK novel, SILKSINGER won one of the same awards that the former's Graveyard Book won last year! Namely the Middle Grade Fantasy/Sci Fi 2009 CYBILS Award! Congrats to Laini!)

1 comment:

sharon said...

Wow! That is great! I was just thinking "I wonder how that whole baby thing went with Jim and Laini?". So I came cruisin' over to your blog to find out and here is the cuteness! Clementine is lovely!(good name). I was thinking all this because, while killing time at the library a week ago with my little one, Phineas, I happened across Lainis book- Silksinger, all brandnew in the books on CD section (I listen to books while doing the dishes). I'm really enjoying it- what a fun action packed book. Sadly, being CDs, I don't get more than your cover illustration.:( At any rate Congratulations to Laini on the award! In other coincidences I'm off to finish reading the Graveyard Book with Norman now - guess im doubling up on the Cybils Award books. Hope all is well!