Friday, March 27, 2009

Around the interwebs

First off, I was given the Sisterhood Award from Sarah at GreenBeanTeenQueen (my favorite name for a blog) and the Zombie Chicken Award (teehee) from Melissa at Book Nut. Thank you, ladies, so much! I love reading your blogs, too!

It's March 27 and you still have a few days to enter Betsy's giveaway for a copy of Savvy by Ingrid Law (read my review here). This was one of my favorite books of 2008 and it won a Newbery Honor, so you won't want to miss it!

Speaking of Betsy, she and Adrienne pointed me to the upcoming celebration of National Poetry Month at GottaBook: Thirty Poets, Thirty Days. Greg's posting a previously unpublished poem by a different poet every day in April. Authors include Jon Scieszka, Linda Sue Park, Jack Prelutsky, Jane Yolen, and (my fave) Douglas Florian.

Thinking about professional development? The ALSC Blog pointed me to the ALSC's online course offerings. If finances and time permit, I'm contemplating the Newbery class.

Sarah at The Reading Zone just posted a press release from the National Federation of the Blind about Braille literacy.

Lisa's got bloggers thinking about intellectual freedom in light of a Wisconsin challenge against a GLBT booklist. There's definitely an interesting conversation going on over there, so check it out.

And I'll leave you with something that is not kidlit related in any way. You've elected to carry a reuseable water bottle instead of buying throwaway bottles. You've bought a lunch box so you can stop bringing your lunch in plastic or paper bags. (Maybe you have a super cool Olivia lunchbox like mine or maybe you don't.) But what about the baggies?!?! Well, Vegan Lunch Box is here to assure you that there are eco-friendly options for those, too. No excuses!


Greg Pincus said...

Thanks for the link. And I love reading Douglas Florian's blog (The Florian Cafe). His teases of Dinothesaurus made that book a slam dunk for me....

Looking forward to a fun April!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Awesome links! I've been following that book challenge on the YALSA listserv.

One of my co-workers is taking the Newbery class right now. She really likes it but has lots of reading to do for it (books and articles) I want to take a class sometime, but now that I'm in grad school, I think that will have to wait.

Will you be at ALA this summer? You better be! We should totally meet up!

Abby said...

Sarah, I'm hoping to be at ALA, at least for the weekend if nothing else! And yes, we should totally meet up!

Jennie said...

Baggies? That's what tupperware is for! :)

Lisa Chellman said...

Thanks for the link! Your Olivia lunch box is indeed awesome. I use a lot of zippy freezer bags which I then wash and reuse, as well as old Brummel & Brown containers. But it still pains me every time I open up a frozen veggie burrito or something and have to throw away the wrapper. We're getting better bit by bit, though... I think/hope.