Monday, December 8, 2008

An Annoucement/ Plea for Help

I'm delighted to finally be able to share some very exciting news. Starting in mid-January, Jen Robinson, MotherReader and I will be working together on a children's book blog for PBS! Topics will include getting kids interested in reading, early literacy and reviews across a variety of genres.

It's really an amazing opportunity and I'm so honored that PBS wants me to be a part of it. None of it would have been possible without Gina Montefusco from PBS and Jen Robinson who have been the driving forces behind this project.

We're trying to come up a terrific name for the blog. Got any good ideas? Please, please, please send them my way. I'm usually good about this kind of thing, but this time I'm drawing a blank (probably because it's PBS and a lot of people will see it). I know you creative folks out there in the Kidlit world can come up with something perfect.

P.S. This blog isn't going away because I'll be writing for PBS only once a week. And yes, I promise, I'll start updating Wizards Wireless again. Sorry for the long drought.

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  2. This is really exciting. Can't wait to hear more about it! Congrats!

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  3. It is definitely an amazing opportunity, Susan. I'm looking forward to working with you and Pam on it. And my hope is that we can bring attention to some of the great things going on in the Kidlitosphere, too.

    But yeah, the name this is tough.

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  4. Thanks Megan and Vivian!

    And, Jen, I'm really looking forward to it too. Thanks so much for the opportunity. It will be a great way to highlight so many aspects of the Kidlitosphere.

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  5. Congratulations! I can't think of better people to start this new venture.

    Naming is hard. I'm surprised PBS doesn't want to call in the marketing experts. Oh, wait---maybe that's the Kidlitosphere!

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  6. Congratulations, Susan. I can't think of a more powerful, enthusiastic team! What a way to kick off 2009.

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  7. What a great opportunity! Can't wait to see it.

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  8. Okay, a few off the cuff thoughts on the title:
    PBEssentials
    PBS Reads!

    Have a great time with it!!!

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  9. Thank you so much everyone for all the good wishes and congratulations! I can't tell you how much it means to me.

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  10. CONGRATS! What a great trio to be writing for them.

    Jules
    7-Imp

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  11. Tin Can Phone. I know it's ridiculous but for the last few months I've been thinking of how much I'd love to see a blog called Tin Can Phone. I'm sure you'll find it too silly to use, but I'm putting it out there just in case. Congrats to one and all!

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  12. How's this?:

    Jamboread!

    douglas florian

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  13. Thanks Jules and Betsy!

    And Douglas, thanks so much for your suggestion and for visiting my blog. I'm a huge fan of yours and it's so nice to get a comment from you.
    -Susan

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  14. Wow, this is awesome. Congratulations! (I was in LBSC707 with you at UMD.)

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  15. Oh the places you'll go because of your blog! How fun, fun, fun. Congratulations!!!

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  16. Congratulations (and happy new year :) )! I look forward to reading the new blog too!

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