ODDS and ENDS for a new month

Happy October! Many things are going on this month that may have gotten buried in your inbox or desktop. Let me unclutter them for you.

Nominations open today and close in just two weeks on October 15th. If you are a blogger be sure to nominate your favorite book from the past year. There are categories from picture books to YA.

Check out the CYBILS site for all the details.

If you have a completed MG, YA, or Adult story you’ve written, this opportunity might be a path to publication. If mentors choose your book, they work with you to get it ready for the agent round. But hurry, You must submit your work by 10 pm EDT tonight (October 1). Find the details here.

Finally, my blog is called ALWAYS in the MIDDLE for many reasons. The main one is I read and review Middle Grade books. Occasionally I get a book sent my way not in this category. Last month I received a picture book that I couldn’t resist sharing.

I just loved the the whimsical pictures and the letters home from astronaut Clayton Anderson. He details life on the space station and lets you in on a few space secrets kids will love (e.g. Just how long can you wear underwear in space?). This would also appeal to older readers, especially the PS section where more in depth details of space life are given. Click on the book’s image to order your own copy of the book.


That’s all for now. Hurry back tomorrow for my review of Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise.

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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3 Responses to ODDS and ENDS for a new month

  1. donnagalanti says:

    This book looks adorable and fun!

  2. Fun book. I love picture books and am always happy to find a good one.

  3. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    What a fun-sounding book! Also, I had no idea bloggers could nominate books for the Cybils—that seems like the sort of information I should have known by now. 😉 Now, what to nominate… Thanks for the great post!

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