At Route 19 Writers: "Why Don't Women Illustrators Win Caldecott Awards?" by Carol Baicker-McKee. Hmmmmm.
Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children's Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society at Brain Pickings
Nahoko Uehashi and illustrator Roger Mello are the winners of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Voting for the Children's Choice Book Awards opened Tuesday at http://ccbookawards.com/, but there's been a lot of debate around this year's choices because it includes Long Story Short, Rush Limbaugh's book. Read an interesting debate over the matter at Betsy Bird's Fuse #8 at SLJ: Press Release Fun: The CBC and the 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards.
At the Business Insider via SwissMiss - This List Proves You're Never Too Old To Do Something Amazing
The UpStanding Desk from Kickstarter - for those trying to get off their duff.
From PW: Bologna 2014: Realism Reigns (and mid-grade apparently)
At BuzzFeed via PW: 15 Breathtaking Illustrations of Fairy Tales From The 1920s