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October 12, 2008, 8:08 am
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ANNOUNCING MY BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

I am very excited for you to hop over there right now and have a look around!

The direct urls are: whoisamy.com

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amykrouserosenthal.com

(I will be taking down this site here very soon… thanks for swinging by…)

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AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL IS A PERSON WHO LIKES TO MAKE THINGS.

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literary agent →   The Amy Rennert Agency

UK representation →  Simon Trewin

for speaking engagements & school visits →

please contact Brian Stojak at

Brian.Stojak@gmail.com

twitter misamykr

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[ updated January 29, 2010 ]

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Introducing HaiTees,  100% cotton, 100% proceeds to Haiti relief.  White t-shirt with the word “Hey!” on front.  (as in, it’s a “HeyT for Haiti”…and as in “Hey, I’ve done my part.”) Click here.

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I will be speaking at TEDx, a TED event outside of Toronto, on Thursday February 25th.  I’m super excited about this.  Check out their amazing speaker line-up.  The event is now open to the public but you need to apply to attend.


New Weekly Blog!

I just signed on to be part of this exciting new venture with WBEZ (Chicago’s NPR affiliate).  My role/blog is titled “MISS(ion) Amy K.R.” I post a fresh mission each Monday…take a look.

And now, with one simple click, you can sign up to have my blog posts delivered fresh to your cyber door!

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New video!

This tiny 1-minute film titled “Always Trust Magic”


Do you know Peter Reynold’s amazing book The Dot?  Isn’t it the best?  Well,  Peter and I were recently asked to interview each other for Amazon. Here’s the link to our chat.  We talked about a lot of fun stuff; you shouldn’t be too bored reading it.

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10 years in the making, and coming out in a few days…


The Wonder Book/ illustrated by Paul Schmid / HarperCollins / February 2010

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The Wonder Book is a treasury of poems, mini stories, wordplay, and much more.  Sort of  Shel Silverstein meets Willy Wonka. Here is the 1-minute book trailer which stars my nephew Andy, and will give you a sense/flavor of the book. eHere ife

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Bedtime for Mommy / illustrated by LeUyen Pham / Bloomsbury / April 2010

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The New York Times had this to say about my children’s books:  click here.

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Duck!Rabbit!” / with Tom Lichtenheld / Chronicle Books

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→ Holy moly. “Time” magazine named this the #1 children’s book of the year.

Click here for article/list!

→ Which do you see… a duck? or a rabbit?  Cast your vote on this spiffy site created by the fine folks at Chronicle Books.

→ Duck! Rabbit! is a New! York! Times! Best! Seller!


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Spoon” / illustrated by Scott Magoon / Hyperion Books for Children

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→ Do you want to see the cutest thing ever? Of course you do. Check out these new Spoon tshirts (for kids and adults) designed by illustrator Scott Magoon…he’s calling them (can you guess?) T-Spoons!

→ Stay tuned for the animated version of “Spoon” on DVD…coming out with Scholastic.

→ Named one of the Top Books of the Year by Parent Magazine

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Little Oink” / illustrated by Jen Corace / Chronicle Books

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→ “Little Oink” was just named one of the Top 10 Best Children’s Books of 2009 by Amazon!

This animated short was just named one of the Top 5 Best Book Videos of 2009 by Amazon!  (And please note, the adorable voice over is my 12-year-old nephew Andy!)

→ Chronicle Books launched a new site devoted to the Little Pea/Little Hoot/Little Oink series. Take a peek!


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Yes Day!” / with Tom Lichtenheld / HarperCollins

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→ What would it be like if one day a year, the answer to every question you asked was…Yes!

→ Looks for the new version of this book from Scholastic!

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“Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink” Board Book Boxed Set / Chronicle Books

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Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love” / Jane Dyer / HarperCollins / November 2009

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Watch this 2-minute film created for “Sugar Cookies” and starring my insanely adorable 6-year-old nephew.

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Brief Intermission…

22 Things My Children Have Taught Me (2 minutes long)

What have your children taught you?

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The Beckoning of Lovely: A Feature Film Featuring You

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Click here to visit the shiny new home base of The Beckoning of Lovely.

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images > Play The Beckoning of Lovely”  (It all began on 8/8/08)

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5- minute film that began it all

defaultP> Play “The Beckoning of Lovely: One Year Later” ((This is what happened on 9/9/09)it’s 2 minutes long)

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2UBOLvideo II> Play 2 U From the Beckoning of Lovely.


Sing with The Beckoning of Lovely (2 1/2 minutes long)

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This 2-minute film is what preceded and led to The Beckoning of Lovely

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Forthcoming books  *  books which are coming forth

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Other forthcoming titles:

“One Smart Cookie:  Bite-Size Life Lessons for the School Years and Beyond / illustrated by Jane Dyer / HarperCollins / Fall 2010

“Al Pha’s Bet” / illustrated by Delphine Durand / Putnam / Fall 2010

“This Plus That:  Life Equations”  / illustrated by Jen Corace / HarperCollins / Fall 2011

“Plant a Kiss” / illustrated by Peter Reynolds / HarperCollins/ Winter 2011

“Chopsticks” (follow-up to “Spoon”) / illustrated by Scott Magoon / Hyperion / Winter 2011

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Books for grown-ups

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“Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life”  / Crown Random House / editor Annik LaFarge

Hardcover                                       Paperback

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UK edition                        Swedish edition…with purple suede cover!

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→ Watch the 2-minute short “Lost and Found” by filmmaker Steve Delahoyde where Amy leaves/hides books around Chicago.


→ Here’s the groovy “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life” Theme Song composed & performed by Tony Rogers.


NPR had this to say.


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More books for children


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“Little Pea” / illustrated by Jen Corace / Chronicle Books / 2005

→ My first children’s book.


→ Listen to the podcast for Land of Nod where I read “Little Pea”  (plus other stories, poems, music).  Best part for sure:  daughter Paris co-hosts the show.

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“Little Hoot” / illustrated by Jen Corace / Chronicle Books / spring 2008

Read Daniel Handler’s review of “Little Hoot” in The New York Times Book Review.

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“Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons” / illustrated by Jane Dyer / HarperCollins /2005


→ This book explains big-concept words all through cookie-centric definitions like: Trustworthy means if you ask me to hold your cookie until you come back, when you come back I will still be holding your cookie.

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→   “Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons” / illustrated by Jane Dyer / HarperCollins / 2008

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“The OK Book” / illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld / HarperCollins / 2007

→ Please watch the 2-minute animated version of the book, narrated by my son Miles.  Music by Nick Gage.


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“It’s Not Fair” / illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld / HarperCollins / spring 2008

A story about the three most popular words in the English language.

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One of Those Days” illustrated by Rebecca Doughty / Putnam / 2005

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Gift Books & Journals

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“The Belly Book: a Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly” / published by Potter Style

This best seller is a one-of-a-kind pregnancy journal.

FROM THE BACK COVER: Before you get to meet your baby, you spend a swell (so to speak) nine months getting acquainted with your growing belly. The first pregnancy journal devoted 100% to you and your belly, The Belly Book is organized by trimester and includes pages for “time-lapse” belly photos and ultrasound images, as well as prompts for writing about morning sickness, food cravings, maternity clothes you never want to see again, and much more.

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Perhaps the best way to get a feel for it is to glance at the reviews here.

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The Birthday Book: start this at birth, wrap it up at 18, fill it out together every year in between”   / published by Potter Style

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The Big Sibling Book:  Baby’s First Year According to ME, the big sib/ Potter Style / October 2009

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The Grandparent Book:  A Keepsake Journal ” / Potter Style / August 2009

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“Words to Remember: a Journal for Your Child’s Sweet & Amusing Sayings” / illustrated by Ida Pearle /published by Potter Style

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“Karma Checks: 60 Checks to Keep the World in Balance”  / published by Potter Style

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Upcoming events



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MINNEAPOLIS

February 4, 5, 6,  2010

Hooked on Books (Community wide book event) and presentations to Eastern Carver County Schools

Order of public events:

February 4th, 4-5 pm “Meet the author” at Chaska Library

February 4th, 6:30-7:30 “Meet the author” at Chanhassen Library

February 6th, 9am-12:00 “Hooked on Books” Event, Chaska High School

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BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE

Thursday February 11th

7 pm  reading and signging

Barnes & Noble

1701 Mallory Lane

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DALLAS, TEXAS

Friday February 12th

5:00 pm reading and signing

Legacy Books

7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Thursday February 18th

5:00 pm reading and signing

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue

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TORONTO/ WATERLOO, CANADA

February 25, 2010

TEDx conference:  Featured speaker

Official Website is here

Hosted by Gorbet Design

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Washington, Missouri

Friday March 5, 2010

Family Reading Night: 10th Anniversary Special Event

For more info: Chris Stuckenschneider  cstucky@me.com

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DeKalb, Illinois

Thursday March 11, 2010

Northern Illinois University

Teacher and Librarian Conference

For tickets and more info call 815-753-3005

or email: mjernber@niu.edu

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Greensboro, North Carolina

Tuesday March 23, 2010

North Carolina Reading Conference

Featured Speaker

For more info, contact Jean House (919) 829-8921

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CHICAGO

April 25-28, 2010

IRA conference  (International Reading Association)

Featured presenter


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Gallimaufry

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Check out this 3-minute video for and about my book tour this past spring

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Before we part ways, it should be mentioned that Amy is the creator/host of the literary and music variety show Writers’ Block Party” on Chicago Public Radio, produced by Mister Justin Kaufman.

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Shows are archived and listenable on CPR’s site.   A CD version of the show also exists.



The Beckoning of Lovely:  Credits

Directed by Steve Delahoyde and Amy

Filmed and edited by Steve

Main narration: Steve

First song composed and performed by Nick Gage

Second song by Jon Brion

Film conceived, written and produced by Amy

Yes, that was John and Hank Green you saw

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this is a recent article i wrote about luv


BOOKS WHICH ARE NO LONGER WITH US IN PRINT

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AMY IS A GIRL LIVING IN CHICAGO @ THE BEGINNING OF THE 21st CENTURY.

missamykr at yahoo dot com


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A note about the comments section of site

I appreciate all of the comments sent to to me here. However, I have decided not to post them because of a) space reasons and b) it seems nicer just to keep private; to post them simply for public viewing and consumption somehow seems to diminish their value, and I really do appreciate and cherish the personal notes. — amy k.r.

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