Friday, January 29, 2010

Around the interwebs

So, what's been happening around the interwebs this week?

Betsy at A Fuse #8 Production let us know that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions for the Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant. If you work at a public library or public school, do check it out.

What fabulous YA books have not yet gotten the buzz they deserve? Kelly over at YAnnabe asked just that question and 73 bloggers chimed in. Check out her Unsung YA project to find out the top ten books you may have missed. Looks like she's considering making it an annual event and that's certainly one I'll look forward to! 

Remember when 2010 used to be the future? Thanks to @kidsilkhaze for the very amusing link.

Ohhhh, if only I lived in New York! Among other things, I COULD SEE BABYMOUSE: THE MUSICAL. Thanks to @randomhousekids for the link.

Imagine how nice it would be to look back and see a list of the books you read as a child. Or the books your children read. Over at Booklights, Susan encourages parents to start writing down the books your kids are reading. I don't have any kids, but I can add that keeping a list together could be a great activity to encourage early literacy skills or motivate your kids to practice their writing. (Which is one reason I have trepidation about libraries heading over into online-only summer reading club records... Just as reading over the summer helps kids retain their reading skills, writing down the book titles helps them practice their writing! But that is a rant for another day...)  

These are just awesome. Thanks to Fuse #8 for the link.

Travis of 100 Scope Notes gives us a peek at what he bought for his school library when he had $200.00 to spend.

In How to Complain About Your Publisher in Public, Editorial Anonymous talks about the Magic Under Glass cover fiasco and answers the question "Why wasn't the author the very first to object publicly to the cover?"

Have you checked out Fed Up: School Lunch Project yet? An anonymous teacher, concerned with the nutritional value of the lunches provided at her school, is eating (or at least buying and documenting) school lunch every day. It is gross, but kind of fascinating. And it's definitely got a lot of people thinking and talking about nutrition. Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.

Martin Scorcese is going to direct the (live-action) movie adaptation of The Adventures of Hugo Cabret. Hmm. Thanks to J for the link.

And speaking of movies, they've released a trailer for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and it looks hilaaaarious! Do check it out. Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the (first) link (I saw).