Maeve Visser Knoth: Leave a comment or question here...

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

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I'd appreciate a comment that describes who you are and your interest in children's books. Also, if you have a question about books for children, please leave them in a comment.




Blogger kim said...

Do you have any suggestions on PE/fitness books for students in kindergarten through sixth grade?
I'd be grateful for any ideas.
Thank you!

8/29/2006 12:08 AM  
Blogger paulfesta said...

Hi Maeve! Wonderful to read about your career in kids' books (there's one in my head that I'm going to write one of these days...)

I couldn't find your email address--when you have a minute, could you ping me at

all the best,

2/02/2007 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Maeve--My man sent me a note about this at my school library address (over school email) titled: "Ballsy Choice for Newbery!" Great article here--as always!

Cath L.

2/23/2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger Jean Reagan said...

I'm a children's writer who would like to be immersed in mid-grade novels. I'm particularly interested in humorous, current-era fiction targeted primarily to girls. What books would you recommend? Thanks!

3/08/2007 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Maeve! You asked about "Invention of Hugo Cabret." I haven't read it yet, but it's gathering word-of-mouth steam in our middle school library. Our stronger readers and more artsy kids, grades 5-8, are passing it around and waiting in line for it.

By the way, apparently JK Rowling would find my children completely evil if she looked only at their hair. Especially Will. . .

11/07/2007 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maeve--we should talk soon. I got a long-term sub job today in a school library in south Fairfax Co.

As ever, Cath L.

9/26/2008 3:53 PM  
Blogger Staton Rabin said...

To Maeve Visser Knoth--

Thanks so much for mentioning my book, MR. LINCOLN'S BOYS, in your blog. I sent the very first copy of the book, hot off the press, to the Obama girls, Sasha and Malia. You're right that after reading my book they will know exactly how to cause chaos at the White House the way Tad and Willie Lincoln did!

I was excited to see an link on your blog for a Buddy Holly CD. As it happens, my new book, available soon for Kindle at, is the world's only full-length biography of Buddy Holly aimed at young people. It's called: OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock and Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly.

Increasingly, kids are studying "rock 'n' roll history" in their schools. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even has a symposium every summer that teaches high school teachers how to incorporate rock history into their classroom subjects: social studies, etc.

My book is being released in early 2009 as a tribute to Buddy on the 50th anniversary of his death, "the day the music died".

But there's nothing "sad" about Buddy Holly's joyful music, which influenced every rock musician who came after him. As Buddy's bandmate, Sonny Curtis, sang decades later, "The levee ain't dry and the music didn't die at all. Because Buddy Holly lives-- every time we play rock 'n' roll."

Happy Holidays.

Best wishes,
Staton Rabin

12/13/2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Catherine Urdahl said...

Dear Maeve,

I really enjoyed reading your article "What Ails Bibliotherapy" in the May/June Horn Book Magazine. I am a children's author with my first book on Charlesbridge's spring 2009 list. The book, EMMA'S QUESTION, is about a young girl dealing with the illness of her grandma. Therefore, I was very interested in your belief in reading children books about difficult experiences before they occur. I have quoted you many times, so thank you! I will be signing books at the ALA Mid-Winter conference in the Charlesbridge booth from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. I would love to meet you.

1/14/2009 5:06 PM  
Blogger Nicole Hunter said...

Hello, Maeve, I just posted on my blog about your excellent article, "What Ails Bibliotherapy?" --

I'd enjoy corresponding with you directly, if you're available -- my e-mail is nicole.hunter.books (at) gmail (dot) com


7/06/2009 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Molly Breen said...

Hi Maeve,
It was great running into you at Beth's writing camp and meeting your daughter. I'd love to send you a copy of Darkwood -- there's no romance in it, unless you count the love between a girl and her cats, but your daughter might like it, and maybe even your son? You can reach me through my website,, or at

I hope you'll tell Nano I still jog, slower than ever.

All the best,
Molly Breen

7/09/2009 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you so much for hosting the children's book club at the San Carlos library. I am hoping you can recommend some books for an 8 year old who reads well above grade level. Many of the books at his reading level have content that is too mature for him, so we have trouble finding books for him. His favorite books are the Harry Potter books, The Mysterious Benedict Society books, and everything by Roald Dahl. He enjoyed the first two books in the Narnia Chronicles but didn't like the third. He is reading the Book of Three series now. He is constantly asking for new books. Do you have any other book suggestions? Thanks so much.

7/21/2009 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

1/03/2010 2:34 PM  
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1/25/2010 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any suggestions for a 2nd grader who has read all of the Percy Jackson series, Warriors (first 5 books), Redwall (first two), Dragon Rider and the Hank Zipzer series. He enjoys fantasy but also comedy. I am trying to find another series that he will enjoy but that is appropriate for his age.

Thanks for any suggestions.

5/06/2010 5:13 PM  

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