Well...do you notice anything new and spectacular about the blog? We want to thank our incredibly talented resident illustrator, Lori Nawyn, for the fabulous new header! We are so glad to embark upon this journey with you, and our little mascot's voyage symbolizes it well! Will you board the ReFoReMo boat with us?
As the February 15th ReFoReMo registration date nears, we'd like to create a buzz! With our passion for picture books and appreciation for this art form, what better way to ring in ReFoReMo 2016 than with singer/songwriter Emily Arrow? We all want kids to fall in love with our eventual works of art, as well, and Emily captures the heart of that through song. Let's encompass Emily's contagious spirit and enthusiasm through song as our event draws near!
Presenting...The Official ReFoReMo Song!
Written and Performed by the one and only Emily Arrow
Many options allow you to share more each day. Pick your favorite social media sites: Twitter, FB, Google +, your blog, You Tube, etc. If you are not sure what to say, you can find information about our mission here. We love originality, but please feel free to use the Tweet examples below to guide your shares, as well. We've included our Twitter handles in each Tweet so we can retweet you and show our appreciation. If using Facebook, please friend and tag us there instead: Carrie and Kirsti. Feel free to expand on these examples in other forums that allow more characters.
Presenting the Official #ReFoReMo Challenge Song by the one and only @helloemilyarrow! http://ow.ly/XfQ1s @carriebrowntx @kirsticall
Catch #ReFoReMo fever through song! @helloemilyarrow @carriebrowntx @kirsticall http://ow.ly/XfQ1s
Get your foot a-tappin' as @helloemilyarrow kicks of #ReFoReMo in true kidlit fashion! http://ow.ly/XfQ1s @carriebrowntx @kirsticall URL
The second annual #ReFoReMo is drawing near! Will you be there, #picturebook writers? #giveaway @carriebrowntx @kirsticall http://ow.ly/XfQ1s
Registration for #ReFoReMo 2016 is coming February 15! #picturebook #writers #giveaway @carriebrowntx @kirsticall http://ow.ly/XfQ1s
Take a look at the author-educator line up again HERE. Find a few of them you would like to promote and share like this example:
Author-educators @ewhamilton @SauerTammi @MarcieFAtkins ready to rock #ReFoReMo! #giveaway @carriebrowntx @kirsticall http://ow.ly/XfQ1s
Feel free to use any of our author educator's twitter handles! Or mention the educators in general, like this:
PB writers! #ReFoReMo guests revealed! Sign up for updates and enter #giveaway. @carriebrowntx @kirsticall http://ow.ly/XfQ1s
Of course, you can create your own original tweets and shares! Just be sure to list this URL and tag Kirsti and me so we can thank you!
So...what are the prizes? Mentor Texts, of course! I received each of the texts shown below as a brand new hardcover review copy during the CYBILS awards. It will be hard to part with these special stories, but I feel compelled to share. Due to shipping costs, I must limit the drawings only to US entrants.
All three books are listed in the Rafflecopter below. Your entries will apply to all of the books and Rafflecopter will choose one winner for each book.
Thank you for your support! We can't wait to share ReFoReMo with you!
Emily Arrow creates literature inspired music for children, cultivating an appreciation and love for singing, songwriting, literature, and art. Winner of the 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Emily is currently recording her debut children’s album, “Storytime Singalong” that will be released in January 2016. She has collaborated with awardwinning authors including Peter Brown of THE CURIOUS GARDEN, Peter H. Reynolds of THE DOT, and Kelly Light of LOUISE LOVES ART to name a few. Emily is based in Los Angeles and regularly performs at children’s literature festivals, schools, and libraries sharing her love for music and literature.
Follow Emily at these Social Media links:
You Tube, Twitter: @helloemilyarrow, Facebook,
and on her site at www.EmilyArrow.com.