Friday Linky List - January 2, 2015

At 100 Scope Notes: The State of Photography Illustration in 2014

From the New York Times: The Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2014

From Nerdy Book Club: 2014 Nerdy Awards for Fiction Picture Books (announced by Teri Lesesne)

From PW: Children's Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2014

From 100 Scope Notes: All Middle Grade Novels Should Be 192 Pages. No Exceptions. It's an interesting thought. And A BIRD ON WATER STREET comes in at 168 (well within his "under 200" idea).

At Brain Pickings (via PW): Madeleine L'Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck, and How Studying Science Enriches Art

And if you liked that, you may also want to read: Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madelieine L'Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children's Book

From BuzzFeed Books (via PW): This Little Girl's Scrapbook Proves Exactly Why Strong Female Characters Are So Important

From 100 Scope Notes: 2014 Book releases by previous Caldecott winners - interesting!

From The New York Times Magazine: The Lives They Lived: Remembering some of those we lost this year (including Walter Dean Myers)

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