Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 30, 2011

Baby and Blue Bonnet Kudos

Baby Zachary made it into the world safe and sound at 7.9 lbs. and 21 inches long Thursday evening. This picture was taken shortly after birth. Can you believe how good Steph looks? I doubt if I would have let anyone take my picture that soon after childbirth. Now David is going to have a lot more writing inspiration. I’m sure all of you will congratulate the Caruba family.


Muriel Weinstein received great news this week. Her book Play, Louis, Play: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn was put on the Texas Blue Bonnet Master List. If you are not familiar with the Texas Blue Bonnet List, it is a list that can really help make your book and will land you an order of 22,000 books – not too shabby.

The program is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Participating students must read a minimum of five books from the current master list before they may vote for their favorite title. Teachers and parents are encouraged to read some of the books aloud. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Blue Bonnet Award.

The Texas Blue Bonnet Award committee is responsible for selection of the books on each year’s Master List. Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of no more than twenty books is released each year by November.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Wowowowoooooow! Congrats to the Caruba family, for sure! It’s so funny—with Zachary being a boy, I thought that was why you said “Blue Bonnet!” lol

    Then I read on about Muriel’s wonderful news, too! Congrats on that! I’m assuming it’s about Louis Armstrong 🙂 What a GREAT cover 🙂

    We seem to be doing an awful lot of congratulating lately, huh?!!! 😀


  2. Thanks Donna. Thanks Kathy. Everyone is doing great on our end. Enjoyed about 45 minutes of sleep last night!!!! Newborns will do that to you I guess.


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