Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Around the interwebs

At, author Cheryl Willis Hudson gives parents some tips on how to celebrate Black History year-round. Definitely worth a look. Thanks to Fuse #8 for the link. 

Ohhhh, it's that time again! Time for SLJ's Battle of the Kids Books!! Fuse has the scoop and be sure you're following @SLJsBoB for the latest news. It all starts March 1 (next week!!!). Color me excited.

So, next week the Battle of the Kids Books starts. The week after that is the Share a Story - Shape a Future Blog Tour. This fabulous event encourages all of us to think about and post about the role that literacy plays in the lives of children. If you're interested in participating, head on over there and drop them a line. Thanks to Sarah at The Reading Zone for the head's up.

There's a new Magic Under Glass cover! What do you think? Thanks to Reading in Color for the info. 

Like Barbara O'Connor? Check out her post at the MacKids Blog about her very first book (written when she was 12), Just a Little Willpower

If you need a giggle to get you through the last of February's dreary, snow-covered days, head over to College Humor where "I think RL Stine is phoning it in..." Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.

Janssen at Everyday Reading posts about a mock-Caldecott activity she did with her fourth and fifth graders. It sounds like a great program and a great way to get those older kids poring over picture books. Save it up for next January or do it any time (who says you can only talk about the Caldecott during Awards Season??)

Interested in becoming a children's book editor? Alvina Ling posts some tips over at The Blue Rose Girls.