Saturday, January 31, 2009

Around the interwebs

Interested in kidlit and kidlit blogs? Check out the brand new site Kidlitosphere Central. This is your one-stop guide to kidlitosphere news, kidlit blogs, the Kidlitosphere Conference and more. It's fabulous!

Tomorrow is the start of Black History Month, so remember to head over to The Brown Bookshelf where they'll be starting Twenty Eight Days Later - an annual feature of spectaular African-American authors and illustrators.

Don't miss the January Carnival of Children's Literature, hosted by Lisa at Under the Covers. I had a particularly strong reaction to the post in Mommy's Favorite Children's Books about what to do when you discover a corporate ad in a children's book. Make sure you head over there and put in your two cents.

Remember, there's still time to enter my giveaway for The Siege of Macindaw, the sixth installment in the Ranger's Apprentice series. I have five advance copies to give away and as of this posting there are only 14 entries, so your chances are good! Who's got kids or students that are Ranger's Apprentice fans? Give them a chance to read the latest book before it's on the shelf!

And on that note, I'm off to snuggle back under my blanket. At 37 degrees, today's actually the warmest day Chicagoland has seen in quite awhile, but it's still pretty cold! :)