Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Briar’s Journal (April 27 to May 10, 2011)

Dream Entry*

May 30, 2001


All my friends have gathered for a game of baseball. I’m pitching. Bigfoot’s at bat. I feel the ball in my paw, but when I throw it, it’s not a ball any more. It’s a book. Bigfoot swings and misses. I throw another ball that turns into a book, and another. Bigfoot strikes out. Morzant’s up. I strike him out. I strike out Penny and Norman and Beverly and three beagle puppies who can barely hold the bat. To celebrate pitching a perfect game, I go to the dugout to eat peanut butter cookies.


These are the books I pitched:



The books I pitched to BIGFOOT:


BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE by Emily Wing Smith

[YOUNG ADULT]

Dutton-Penguin

April 28, 2011


PAGE BY PAIGE by Laura Lee Gulledge

[YOUNG ADULT]

Amulet-Abrams

May 1, 2011


SIDEKICKS by Jack D. Ferraiolo

[YOUNG ADULT]

Amulet-Abrams

May 1, 2011


GIRL WONDER by Alexa Martin

[YOUNG ADULT]

Hyperion-Disney

May 3, 2011


THE LUCKY KIND by Alyssa Sheinmel

[YOUNG ADULT]

Knopf-Random House

May 10, 2011


MY LIFE, THE THEATER, AND OTHER TRAGEDIES by Allen Zadoff

[YOUNG ADULT]

Egmont USA

May 10, 2011


THE PULL OF GRAVITY by Gae Polisner

[YOUNG ADULT]

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

May 10, 2011


YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME by Brian Meehl

[YOUNG ADULT]

Delacorte-Random House

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to MORZANT:


ALIENS ON VACATION by Clete Smith,

with illustrations by Christian Slade

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Hyperion-Disney

May 3, 2011




The books I pitched to PENNY:


SHINE by Lauren Myracle

[YOUNG ADULT]

Amulet-Abrams

May 1, 2011


THE CELLAR by A. J. Whitten

[YOUNG ADULT]

Graphia-Houghton Mifflin

May 2, 2011


THE FRIENDSHIP DOLL by Kirby Larson

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Delacorte-Random House

May 10, 2011


RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

[YOUNG ADULT—FIRST IN TRILOGY]

Henry Holt

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to NORMAN:


UNSINKABLE by GORDON KORMAN

[MIDDLE GRADE—FIRST IN THE TITANIC TRILOGY]

Scholastic

May 1, 2011


HAUNTINGS AND HEISTS by Dan Poblocki

[MIDDLE GRADE—FIRST IN THE MYSTERIOUS FOUR SERIES]

Scholastic

May 1, 2011


JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS by Eric Luper

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Balzer & Bray-HarperCollins

May 3, 2011


THE DAGGER QUICK by Brian Eames

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Paula Wiseman-Simon & Schuster

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to BEVERLY:


MOONGLASS by Jessi Kirby

[YOUNG ADULT]

Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


WHERE THINGS COME BACK by John Corey Whaley

[YOUNG ADULT]

Atheneum-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


PASSING THE MUSIC DOWN by Sarah Sullivan,

illustrated by Barry Root

[PICTURE BOOK]

Candlewick

May 10, 2011


THE PENDERWICKS AT POINT MOUETTE by Jeanne Birdsall

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Knopf-Random House

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to OLIVER:


POINDEXTER MAKES A FRIEND by Mike Twohy

[PICTURE BOOK]

Paula Wiseman-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


RRRALPH by Lois Ehlert

[PICTURE BOOK]

Beach Lane-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


A BALL FOR DAISY by Chris Raschka

[PICTURE BOOK]

Schwartz & Wade-Random House

May 10, 2011


BEE & BIRD by Craig Frazier

[PICTURE BOOK]

Roaring Brook

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to LENNY:


FUDDLES

[PICTURE BOOK]

Aladdin-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


HIDE AND SHEEP by Andrea Beaty, with illustrations by Bill Mayer

[PICTURE BOOK]

Margaret K. McElderry-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


BUGLETTE, THE MESSY SLEEPER by Bethanie Murguia

[PICTURE BOOK]

Tricycle Press-Random House

May 10, 2011


SQUISH #1: SUPER AMOEBA by Jennifer L. Holm,

illustrated by Matt Holm

[GRAPHIC NOVEL]

Random House

May 10, 2011




The books I pitched to VIOLET:


ITSY MITSY RUNS AWAY by Elanna Allen

[PICTURE BOOK]

Atheneum-Simon & Schuster

May 3, 2011


BETTY BUNNY LOVES CHOCOLATE CAKE by Michael Kaplan, illustrated by St├ęphane Jorisch

[PICTURE BOOK]

Dial-Penguin

May 5, 2011


BABYMOUSE #14: MAD SCIENTIST by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm

[GRAPHIC NOVEL]

Random House

May 10, 2011



* The dream entries from Briar’s journal contain premonitions of books that will be published in the future. Briar’s dream self foresees the books’ summaries and knows which will likely appeal to each of her friends. Briar always wakes up before she can see whether her friends will enjoy the books.

3 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

I love that you post lists like this. Thanks!

Briar the Psychic Beagle said...

You’re welcome, Kelly. I’m happy you enjoy my dreams about upcoming books. I like my book dreams better than any of my other psychic dreams.

gae polisner said...

I'm not sure what it means to have my book pitched to (at?) Bigfoot, but I like it. Even if it means something bad. But more if it means something good. :)

Gae Polisner
The Pull of Gravity