Friday, August 7, 2009

Around the interwebs

FIRST OF ALL, registration is now open for the 2009 Kidlitosphere Conference (or KidLitCon, as some are calling it). I will be there. Will you? I'm so looking forward to meeting all you lovely bloggers!

Bloomsbury is changing the whitewashed cover of Liar in time for its hardcover release. That is totally awesome. Thanks to Editorial Anonymous for the link.

Remember how much I loved After by Amy Efaw? It's coming out on Tuesday. You want to read it if you like edgy Laurie Halse Anderson (think Speak and Wintergirls) and/or Jodi Picoult (think The Pact and Plain Truth). You also want to check out the website, this video of Amy talking about her inspiration and research, and this book trailer:

In other news, Leila reports on a plagiarism claim against Ms. Stephenie Meyers herself. Sigh. I don't have anything to say about that.

Anna at Y Shush? posts about a great teen program she held at her library - a photo scavenger hunt. It totally makes me want to grab my own camera and join in!

Sarah, the GreenBeanTeenQueen, is totally my source for YA movie news. I found out through her blog that they're remaking Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, one of my favorite Newbery winners.

And speaking of movies, Travis of 100 Scope Notes shares this trailer for The Fantastic Mr. Fox. It looks, well, fantastic. :)

Have you checked out Melissa's list of Top 100 Middle Grade novels? If not, you should.

See that shiny Blog with Integrity badge on your right? Head on over to the site and take the pledge. Thanks to Betsy and Jen for letting me know about it.

And that's all the news I've got for you this time around. Have a great weekend!


Jazz said...

I'm so happy about the cover of Liar. It isn't completely satisfying because looks like a grown woman and I think the lighting probably makes her look lighter than she is, but it is a step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

I saw the trailer for The fantastic Mr. Fox today when i took my girls to see Ice Age. I was impressed. I like the "old-style" animation.

I'm excited about Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Like you, it is one of my favorite Newbery's as well.

Anna said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! If you're interested, I finally got some photo highlights from the scavenger hunt uploaded to flickr! Here's the link: