I hope you're checking out the 30 Poets/30 Days feature over at GottaBook. It's quite fab. ALSO celebrating National Poetry Month is Tricia with her special feature Poetry Makers at The Miss Rumphius Effect. She's got some really in-depth interviews over there, so you won't want to miss it!
Also, you shouldn't miss Just One More Book's special feature: Rock Stars of Reading. They're posting a series of videos about various awesome authors. Lane Smith is up first!
Mitali Perkins has a piece in School Library Journal entitled Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books (thanks to Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy for the link).
Sarah shares the Nuts and Bolts of the Read Aloud over at The Reading Zone. I know I've wondered how she squeezes in so many read-alouds in her classroom over the course of the year. Reading aloud to all ages is so important; this is a must-read for any teacher!
Remember that fabulous book The Puzzling World of Winston Breen? Well, to celebrate the release of the sequel, Winston's throwing a Puzzle Party. During the week of April 16-22 visit each blog on the list and solve a puzzle for a chance to win a copy of The Potato Chip Puzzles. I know I'll be vying to win one (but I hope they're easy puzzles since I am no Winston Breen...). What a cool idea for a blog tour!
And I got a notice about a new blog that's focusing on fantasy reading and writing for middle-grade and YA audiences: The Enchanted Inkpot. It looks quite interesting and I aim to spend some time perusing the posts this week.