2011 Get Reading campaign

April 8th, 2011

The Australian 2011 Get Reading! campaign was launched this week, and guess which children’s fantasy novel is on it! Yes! Hooray! Museum of Thieves is now officially one of the ’50 Books You Can’t Put Down’. (And no, it has nothing to do with superglue.)

If you want to see the full list of 50 books, you can find them here. It’s an interesting list with lots on it that I haven’t read. But I notice my favourite crime writer Jo Nesbo is there, as is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, which isn’t yet as well known in Australia as it is in the US.

Other good news: In the US, Museum of Thieves has been included on the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list. (Phew, that’s a mouthful!) They have marked it as a good book for reading aloud, which is interesting.

And … I’ve just finished the third draft of Path of Beasts! (Trumpets, drums etc) I’m well ahead of schedule, so next week I’ll take a break and do a read-through of the page proofs of the Australian edition of City of Lies, then get back to POB after Easter.

As for today – the sun is shining and autumn is being its usual exquisite Tasmanian self. Think I’ll go for a walk. 🙂

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