Monday, June 1, 2009

Book Expo America was a Success!

Book Expo America was an amazing success this year! Thursday night we held an event at the 92nd St Y for Greg Mortenson and Pennies for Peace. Executive Director- Christiane Leitinger and 12 year old Sequoia from Reston, VA were present to accept the Mom's Choice Award for Charitable Organization of the Year. I presented Pennies with a coffee can full of pennies my younger son- Caden, collected for the organization.

Greg presented his mission to promote peace through education with an audience of about 450. The event was a huge success and proceeded well into the night with Greg signing autographs and interacting with all of his guests.

Friday morning, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing both Alisyn Camerota our 2009 Celebrity Mom of the Year and Greg Mortenson our 2009 Author of the Year. We were filmed live on camera at the Mom's Choice booth.

Later that morning, we moved to the main hall of the Javits Center to present both Honorees with their 2009 Mom's Choice Awards. The award presentation was featured on Fox & Friends Saturday morning during the 7am hour.

I also had the privilege of interviewing several of our 2009 Honorees. It was a wonderful experience and I would like to personally thank all of the people who made this event possible.

Stay tuned for live footage of the interviews and the event in the coming weeks!

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Alumni Review- Some Babues Are Wild, Marion Dane Bauer

Some Babies Are Wild
Marion Dane Bauer, Author
Stan Tekiela, Photographer
Adventure Publications
820 Cleveland Street S.,
Cambridge, MN,
550089781591930846 $14.95

Sara Hassler- Reviewer

Enjoy a stolen moment in nature with little baby animals in Some Babies AreWild. Magical pictorials present individual stories of Mother Nature's youngest creatures caught off guard. Furry paws, fuzzy faces, prickly bodiesand big round eyes consume each spread with their activity, vulnerability and innocence. Author, Marion Dane Bauer's rhythmic text leads readers down a breathtaking nature trail of remarkable photography. Photographer, StanTekiela and his camera has opened an extraordinary window for readers topeer through. The flash of his shutter has captured animals in their private habitats, on their own and with family, in the wild. Readers will delight with the Animal Extras and Did You Know? educational section included in the back of the book. Fun and surprising baby animal facts highlight each animal pictured in the story. Some Babies Are Wild will fill readers with the joy of nature and family. This is a must have book for animal lovers of all ages and children who are interested in wildlife.

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A Certified Coach for Parents of Intuitives, Tara Paterson is raising four highly intuitive children with her husband. She is also the co-author of the book- Raising Intuitive Children, a syndicated columnist, parent advisor, and author of 100 plus parenting and spiritual articles. In 2004, she launched Moms In Print, a publishing company that assists “mom” authors. The following year, she created the Mom’s Choice Awards®, which assists mothers in selecting products and services for their families.

Paterson has appeared on CBS 48 Hours, the Today Show with Katie Couric, CNN with Anderson Cooper, the Early Show, and she is the founder and spokesperson for the Mom’s Choice Awards and an expert blogger for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

She has been featured in the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Loudoun Magazine and quoted in the USA Today and Parenting Magazine. She has also been interviewed on several radio programs and has appeared as a spokeswoman on several national TV affiliates across the country.