Some of my favorite bloggers gather weekly lists of links, because sometimes there's just too much interesting stuff out there to cover in individual posts. Here are some links I think you might enjoy that I came across recently:
"Lee & Low Books, a publisher specializing in diversity, has been running a series on the diversity gap in publishing. Our goal is to dismantle some of the myths about diversity in books, and in turn to encourage more diversity at all levels - including among authors/illustrators. Read:
Literary Agents on the Diversity Gap in Publishing
True or False: Multicultural Books Don't Sell (A Bookseller's perspective)
Albequerque's 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta, time lapse video at The Kid Should See This.
Did you sign up to win a free copy of LITTLE RED WRITING by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet? It's starting to get some Caldecott buzz! CLICK HERE to sign up.
"I Want to Be a Millenial When I Retire" - redefining success. Thanks to SwissMiss for the link.
Vote for your favorite picture book in the Opening Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards!
Here's a FANTASTIC Mock Caldecott List collection at Mr. Schu's Watch. Connect. Read.
November is PICTURE BOOK MONTH! Have you subscribed?
Did you read this great guest post by S.P.Gates, author of THE MONSTER IN THE MUDBALL, on authors' responsibility to their readers: "Are we, as children’s writers, under an obligation always to present a world with resolutions, where lessons are always learned, where bullies get their deserts, where good always triumphs over evil, even though we know that isn’t true? Even though we know that life is often messy and problems don’t always have easy solutions?"
In the Texas SCBWI Chapter, they have announced the Cynthia Leitich Smith Writing Mentor Award in her honor. I can't think of anybody more deserving of such an honor - very cool.
Parents Magazine recently named their Top Titles of children's books ranging from board books to chapter books.