Hooray!

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received the news that CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS has been selected to represent Missouri at the National Book Fair in Washington D.C. in September. I feel honored and very grateful.

The selection was made by Missouri’s Center for the Book, which also picked my book PIRATES to represent Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair.

I’m looking for a list of previous honorees. Cheryl Harness, I know you’re on the list and I think Judy Young is also. I’d like to post the whole list when I find it.

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Saturday, Part 2

Hi everyone,

I’m in mid-chores so this isn’t working out well for posting today. I will share this review of CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS in the Seattle Book Review. It was written by Rosi Hollinbeck and I couldn’t be happier. Rosi, thank you very much!
https://seattlebookreview.com/product/crawly-school-for-bugs-poems-to-drive-you-buggy/
It’s not only a wonderful review, it’s one of the few to come in so far from readers. The critics like it a lot but only a pair of readers have left comments. It’s ratings on Amazon have been going up and down, another unusual pattern.

The pleasures of a signing

  • Hi everyone,

    Yesterday at my Barnes & Noble signing:

    My thanks to Kathy McQueen for introducing me to her grandson. It was a highlight of the event.

    Writers Hall of Fame was having a Book Fair at the store, meaning that a percent of all purchases accompanied with a free coupon went to the organization for future writing scholarships to budding young writers.

    To do my part I signed copies of the three recent titles: 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS, A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, and CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.

    As always, my thanks to Renee Hunt, Jim Troye, and everyone at Barnes & Noble for making my stay so enjoyable.

  • CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS

    BULLETIN: If you’re interested in the chance to win a copy of CRAWLY, check Kathy Temean’s blog. https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/book-giveaway-crawly-school-for-bugs-by-david-l-harrison/#comment-87629

    Hi everyone,

    My latest title, CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS, is off and running/leaping/flying/creeping. Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly have all been strong. Although I’m still waiting to see a reader review on Amazon, ratings have listed it at least twice among the top 100 humorous poetry books on the market.

    So far kids who have heard me read poems from the book especially like “Our School Nurse,” “Stink Bug Class,” and “Horse Fly Grade Card.” My thanks again to artist Julie Bayless for bringing so much humorous detail to her wonderful pictures. Her bugs wearing backpacks are delightful. Way to go, Julie!

    You’re invited

    Hi everyone,

    Tomorrow evening I’ll give a program at The Library Center in Springfield, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., 417-882-0714. Here are the particulars as they appear in the program.

    Crawly School for Bugs… An Evening with David Harrison
    Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. for all ages in the auditorium. Children’s award-winning author and poet David Harrison, of Springfield, introduces three of his latest books including a unique school where insects go to learn their trades. Enjoy readings, a discussion about writing for children and a Q&A — useful for anyone interested in children’s literature and how it’s created. Children are welcome; David will ask for volunteers to help read some poems. Stay for drawings for four free autographed books.

    The other two books I’ll discuss are A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS.
    Thanks to Barnes & Noble for providing several of my titles, including the three new ones, for sale in the lobby.