Event Kit

Get Your Extraordinary On

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Activity Kit, Book Themed Events, Children's Book Awards, Event Kit, Kinetic Literacy, Story Hour Kit | Comments Off on Get Your Extraordinary On

Get Your Extraordinary On

  Congratulations to Sarah Dillard! Her Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken is a Finalist for the Cybils! The Extraordinary Sarah reached out to Curious City looking for ways to get the word out about her two forthcoming picture book/early reader/comic book chicken-hero releases.  As with each new client, we started with a brainstorm,  That brainstorm looked like this… Makes perfect sense right?  The result of the brainstorm was the decision to create a Story Hour Kit where readers could become “extraordinary” themselves.  Together Sarah and I developed three...

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All Hat, No Cattle: Marketing Q&A

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Book Trailer, Community Partnerships, Contest, Event Kit, Marketing Item, School Visits, Social Media, Speaking, Story Hour Kit | 2 comments

All Hat, No Cattle: Marketing Q&A

  Thanks to all the creators that attended Curious City’s “All Hat and No Cattle Children’s Book Marketing in Today’s Wild, Wild West” talk at the SCBWI Wild, Wild Midwest Conference. You had great questions.  I hope these are great answers. (For those with website or blog questions, I answered your questions over yonder.) CURIOUS CITY How does Curious City work with new clients?  What do you cost? Does Curious City work with unpublished authors and illustrators?  Self-published creators? Thanks for asking.  That is swell of you.  These questions are best answered on...

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Making Superstars

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Event Kit | Comments Off on Making Superstars

Making Superstars

Curious City had the cookie-plated pleasure of meeting author and literary agent Ted Michael in a NYC coffee shop this summer. He had read the PW Article about the Reunited campaign and thought we might just love a teen Superstar.   Ted’s book So You Wanna Be a Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide (Running Press Kids) is for every teen that sings in the shower, can quote Wicked at the drop of a pointy hat, and consumes celebrity stories like candy.   “…is no amateurishly written instructional manual … Michael outlines a proactive approach to success, acknowledging...

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Clone My Brain (Part 1): Q&A from SCBWI Austin

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Activity Kit, Author / Illustrator Relationship, Curious City, Event Kit, Librarian Outreach, Marketing Advice, Speaking | Comments Off on Clone My Brain (Part 1): Q&A from SCBWI Austin

Pleased as pie to have spent such delicious time with the creators at the SCBWI Austin  Conference.  This welcoming and boundlessly productive conference was planned, encouraged, and steered by the grand Debbie Gonzales, Carmen Oliver, Mark G. Mitchell, and a bounty of clever volunteers.   This Q&A is a result of my presentation and individual consults with creators.   Why a Q&A a week later and 2,000+ miles from the original source?  There is only so much time in a conference weekend, so I requested written questions and promised this follow-up post.   Brain Cloning Q: Can...

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Gobble, Gobble Activity Kit

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Activity Kit, Event Kit | Comments Off on Gobble, Gobble Activity Kit

Cathryn Falwell has released another ‘perfect summer’s day’ of a picture book with Gobble, Gobble (Dawn Publications).  Jenny, the young naturalist in the book, discovers arrow prints in the spring mud and follows her curiosity to…wild turkeys.  She continues to watch them throughout the year and her days come to mimic theirs.   “Not just for Thanksgiving, this should be a welcome addition to nature shelves all year round.” —Kirkus Reviews   Cathryn Falwell and Curious City under the ‘wise as owls’ advisement of Maine Audubon, have...

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Gobble, Gobble at Maine Audubon

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Activity Kit, Author Event, Event Kit, Kinetic Literacy | Comments Off on Gobble, Gobble at Maine Audubon

Gobble, Gobble at Maine Audubon

    Illustrator/author Cathryn Falwell  read and “talked turkey” about her new picture book Gobble, Gobble (Dawn Publications) as part of Maine Audubon’s Apple Day.   Maine Audubon staff shared facts about the wild turkeys,       young naturalists followed the tracks of Maine wildlife in the Gobble Trail Game,     and created nature journals with the wildlife facts they gathered.     Cathryn signed her many nature picture books throughout the event. 

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