PiBoIDMo Day 14: Zachariah OHora (of NO FITS, NILSON!) Pimps His Characters - hilarious!
Matt de la Peña: Sometimes The 'Tough Tenn' Is Quietly Writing Stories. You MUST read this article - chill bumps! "Even in the harshest and ugliest of circumstances, there's still hope."
NaNoWriMo: Punctuation Tips from SwissMiss.
Charlotte Zolotow, Whose Books Tackled Children's Real-life Issues, Dies at 98 - The New Yorker. She is also the namesake of one of the most highly respected awards for children's book writing in the industry.
Junie B. Jones Creator Barbara Park Dies at 66 - from PW
Grandma, what a long history you have! The origins of "Little Red Red Riding Hood" at Salon - "New research suggests the famous children's story can be traced back to the 11th century.
Connecticut Students Sign ALA's Declaration for Rights to Libraries - from School Library Journal.
Cynthia Kadohata won the National Book Award for her book The Thing About Luck from Publisher's Weekly.
Author/illustrator Robert J. Blake won the Keystone to Reading Book Award for his picture book Painter and Ugly. He couldn't be on location to accept the prize, so made a video from his new home in Paris, France and walks the viewer through his process for the winning book. It's worth a watch! (Click through to my blog if you can't see it below.)