Friday, May 2, 2008

The company she keeps...

Here is the Random House Children's Books Fall 2008 Catalogue. It is extremely beautiful and full of tremendous reads.



And this is my girl on page 148! That little Sherry Baldwin sure is photogenic. If I do say so myself.




And here is Sherry making friends. I quite approve of who she's hanging with: Sammy Keyes, another 7th grade sleuth. Sammy's a good girl. Quick-witted, persistent and a loyal friend. Actually, I'm not sure Sammy's grandmother will wholly approve of Sherry who tends toward the boy crazy. I've got to believe, though, that these two girls would have a lot to talk about at slumber party. I doubt they'd sleep a wink.







And this is from page 248 where you'll find the ten authors in Random House's "It's a First!" group.

From the bottom of the page: "This fall 2008, Random House Children's Books is proud to collectively bring 10 fresh voices to readers with a list as diverse as it is strong."

And you can't really see from this picture, but there's another Class of 2k8 author in "It's a First!": Kristin O'Donnell Tubb who wrote the historical middle grade, Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different.

Other authors who've been part of the "It's a First!" group include Christopher Paolini (Eragon), Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Jeanne DuPrau (The City of Ember).



Sherry, you're in good company.

You go, girl!

26 comments:

Patti said...

whoa!

Shari said...

Congrats. How exciting to launch your career. My daughter's 13. I am sure she'll like the book. :)

Larramie said...

I heart Random House for fall since they also feature Amy Mackinnon and Allison Winn Scotch.

Yes, Barrie, you're in very good company! :)

Linda McLaughlin said...

Congrats, Barrie. How exciting to see your book listed in the catalog. :)

Linda

Shelli said...

My heart skips a beat for you! How exciting!

Mary Ann said...

Wow. Congrats to you and Sherry!

christine mercer-vernon said...

congratulations barrie! exciting, validating and surreal isn't it...do you keep checking to make sure it's still there? :) so very cool!

Angela said...

Yes very exciting

Family Adventure said...

Another HUGE moment. Congrats :)

Heidi

Sherry/Cherie said...

What a wonderful post and your Sherry is most definitely in excellent company! ♥

Beth said...

Both you and Sherry do keep excellent company.
You must be so proud.
And deservedly so.

Carleen Brice said...

Wowza!

Elizabeth said...

This sounds a very exciting catalog!!!!
Well done, I'm thrilled for you.

Beth said...

That is so great Barrie! You must be thrilled! Congrats!

painted maypole said...

woo-hoo! good for you both!

kim said...

Love it!

And love Kristin O'Donnell Tubb's title -- too cute (especially because I have a Winifred who does things differently ).

deboradale said...

Barrie, this is so exciting! I can see you happy dancing from here. How proud you must be of your girl - and who can blame you? Way to go!!

~Debbie

Charles Gramlich said...

Neato! Does that make me sound old? But it is.

Mrs. Annie said...

I just love cool news like this!

Travis Erwin said...

Very cool and congrats!

Alyson said...

Congratulations on such an amazing achievement!:-)

Rebecca Hickman said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! How wonderful. I love S.Keyes, too.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Congratulations!! What a thrill :-)

Jessica Burkhart said...

Oooh! That's beyond exciting!

JaneyV said...

All great news! Congrats!

And may I say - magnificent nail polish too!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Fantastic! Big congrats.