September 10, 2009
2010 Year of the Children's Mystery Book
Gallopade has announced that 2010 is the Year of the Children's Mystery Book! This makes you the first to know! We will launch this in November at the Association of American School Librarians conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Don't know what else will be involved, because, as usual, I am making it up as I go along! However, I do know that I will be writing a major article about the history of children's mystery books and the role they play in helping kids learn to love to read for life! Soooooo, tell me your Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy and other early mystery book stories, you know, under the bedcovers with the flashlight trying to finish the book after Mom or Dad said "Go to bed!" and you were at the exciting part! I still love mysteries! Watch for more on this year-long celebration, which starts up in a couple of months!