Thursday, 27 March 2008

Lookybook is a cool site! Have you been there? If not you should visit. You can actually read a book, turn the pages, look at the pictures just like you would if you were holding it in your hands. Although, if the font is small I must say I can’t read it but I do get a feel for what the book is about. I have found several books that are now on my wish list. One being He Came With the Couch by David Slonim. A sweet and clever book you will want to read again and again. It tells the story of Sophie and her family’s search for a new couch. They look many places likes charity shops and yard sales until they happen upon the perfect couch. However, the couch comes with a strange fellow attached to it and no amount of prying, pushing or pulling with many strange objects can dislodge him. They consult a doctor who says he needs to get out more so the family takes him to the beach, the Grand Canyon and several other very recognizable sites. The holidays don’t work and the fellow stays firmly on the couch. Finally, they decide they will just have to get use to him. Then one fateful day he does come off the couch. Why? I’ll leave that for you to find out. Go to and read this and lots of other great books. While you are there, take a look at my bookshelf called Silversheen's Library and see some other great books I've found on this site.
Smiles, Charlotte

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Blue is my blog!

Well, as you can see, I changed the template on my blog. I was told the previous one was hard to read. The font was too small and too light. Thank you, Margot, for pointing this out. You're a total sweetheart!

I’d love to hear what the rest of you think of my new look for this blog. It's quite blue, not because I'm down in the dumps but because I love the color blue. Let me know if it's easier to read.

I've got to cut this post short. It's time for me to pick up my Bookworm from school.

Have a great day and if you have time why not check out Margot’s site’s at http://www.margotfi or http://margotfinke. blogspot. com/

Smiles, Char

Monday, 24 March 2008

First Post / SCBWI Scotland

Hi and welcome to my blog. Not a very creative beginning but how else are you going to welcome someone?

I've been working on the SCBWI Scotland website; added a few more author links. I do hope to collect a few more. If you are a children's author and have a website or blog, e-mail me with your details and I'll add them to the site.

Are there any Scottish children's writers out there? Interested in becoming a member of SCBWI and SCBWI Scotland? First, go to and become a member; after you are a member, e-mail me with your bio and I'll add it to our member's page. You can find SCBWI Scotland at

Let’s see what else can I write about? Scottish weather? Ummm, it’s crap; cold and windy as usual but then the weather gods decided to started spitting snow at us. Burr! I need some sun! I’ve got my fingers crossed that an Italian or perhaps a Spanish holiday is on the horizon. I really got to talk to hubby about that.

My muse and computer cat, Tiggertoo, has disappeared, perhaps off to sleep under the radiator? I think I’ll end this here. Come back and see what books I’m working on and what out to publishers.

Have a great day!

Smiles, Char