Today is all about YOUR thoughts, YOUR opinions, and YOUR votes!
That's right. We're going to have a voting extravaganza!
First, the January Pitch Pick for Would You Read It.
Our brave pitchers have all revised their pitches per your helpful comments. Please read through them and then vote for the one you think deserves a read by editor Erin Molta!
#1 Wendy - Civil - MG
Five seventh graders are thrust into a secret time-traveling society and are soon fighting for their lives in the bloody battlefields of Gettysburg. The sensitive jock, popular cheerleader, African transfer student, feared social outcast, and 9-year-old technical genius had better work fast: Their own world is becoming increasingly dystopian and their own school hallways increasingly dangerous.
#2 Linda - The Good For Plenty Bibs - PB - ages 4 and up
When Jake outgrows his birthday overalls, he calls them the "Good for nothing bibs," but Granny disagrees. With a stitch here and a stitch there, they travel through the rest of the kids. When the youngest, Annabella, also outgrows them, even Granny admits defeat: they’ve lost their midnight blue, their October sky blue, and even their milky morning blue. Now Annabella disagrees. With her brothers’ help, and a clever plan, their surprise leaves Granny speechless.
#3 Catherine - Cheeku The Cheeky Chinese Chicken - PB - ages 4-8
A chicken hatches an eggsiting escape plan when she discovers it's more than scrambled eggs the chef is putting on the menu. She karate-chops her way through the Chinese Temple and passed the cunning cats with help from flying feathers.
#4 Elaine - Slurp, Slurp, Slurp - PB - ages 4-8
When Becca receives a gecko for her birthday, mayhem ensues when the crickets that were bought to feed it, spill to the floor. Slurp Slurp Slurp is quirky and written in the cumulative picture book style- with some spirited twists to keep it fresh and fun for re-reading.
It's a tough choice, I know! But please cast your vote by Tuesday February 12 at 7 PM EST so I can announce the winner on Wednesday's WYRI.
And now, it's time for another vote! Who do you think should win Phyllis's Fun Photo Contest? I have selected my favorite photo from each contestant, but if you click on their name, which is a link (except for Linda who doesn't have a blog) you can see additional photos where indicated.
#4 Catherine additional photos here
#5 Delores additional photos here
#6 Dana (whose image I can't copy and paste so you'll have to click the link - sorry!)
#7 Lauri additional photos here
#10 Cathy additional photos here
#11 Romelle additional photos here (and I had 3 favorites but only posted one! :))
#12 Heather additional photos here
#13 Alayne additional photos here
#17 Laura additional photos here
#18 Robyn (definitely click the link to see her video! :))
YIKES! 18 amazing entries! Please vote for your favorite and tell everyone you know to come vote because with 18 we might never get a majority unless we get a lot of votes!!! Please vote by Wednesday February 13 at 11:59 PM EST.
And now, after all that agonizing to make such tough decisions, go take a nice bubble bath :)
|from Romelle's photo shoot :)|
Have a great day, everyone! :)