Friday, March 4, 2011

Around the Interwebs

Here's what I've been surfing this week:

A clip of the new Wimpy Kid movie!!  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules will be in theaters Friday, March 25!

March is Women's History Month and the KidLitosphere is celebrating!  Check out Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month for a month-long extravaganza of guest posts about important women and kidlit. Margo of The Fourth Musketeer and Lisa of Shelf-Employed are the brilliant bloggers organizing this project. Cheers to both of them!

Are you a blogger drowning in ARCs and review copies?  Put those copies to good use (and clean out your bookshelves) by joining #ARCsFloatOn, a project run by Sarah of The Reading Zone.  #ARCsFloatOn pairs up bloggers with classroom teachers to find places for ARCs in classroom libraries.  Most classroom libraries are 100% funded out of the teachers' own pockets and while ARCs cannot be cataloged and put on library shelves, they can be used for classroom libraries.  Check out Sarah's post for more info on how you can help.

And speaking of Sarah, she's got the schedule for next week's Share a Story, Shape a Future Blog Tour!  Make sure you tune in to that next week.

Craig of posts about the future of libraries.  In a world where a computer can beat human Jeopardy contestants, how long 'til we're all replaced by Google?

Amanda of Not Just Cute discusses the balance between encouraging early literacy and developmentally appropriate practice.

And Jen of nerdgirlblogging shares her future wedding dress (she wishes!): a dress made entirely of Little Golden Books.  Voila:

The dress was designed and created by Ryan Novelline of Boston.  Click through to his site for more fantastic pictures.