Friday, March 20, 2009

Around the interwebs

Did anyone else completely miss the announcement that, beginning in 2010, there will be a YALSA award for YA nonfiction? Thanks to Fiona for the link!

I know I've linked to the Share a Story, Shape a Future blog event, but I feel that Pam's post on taking library storytimes home deserves a special mention. She offers some great suggestions for parents on how to recreate the storytime experience in your own home.

Speaking of sharing books at home, The Book Chook has a great interview with blogger Valerie Baartz. Valerie shares lots of information about how she incorporates early literacy into her daily routine with her two young kids. You'll also want to check out Valerie's blog The Almost Librarian, which has early literacy tips and great book lists.

On a completely different note, Scott Westerfeld's got a piece up - On Ghostwriting. I'd never really thought about ghostwriters before, but Scott gives a great peek into that hidden world. Thanks to Liz for the link.

Blogger and author extraordinaire Anastasia Suen has started a new blog in celebration of National Poetry Month. Pencil Talk will be a compilation of poems written by K-12 students and posted during April. Definitely something to keep your eye on.

And last, but not least, if you (like me) find it hard to keep up with all the YA books being turned into movies, check out Sarah's post about upcoming YA movies. She's got the scoop on Maximum Ride, The Lightning Thief, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and more... all in one convenient post!

Now, since it's my day off, I am going to sink my teeth into The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which I have finally gotten my hands on! Happy Friday!