From PictureBook Makers: Oliver Jeffers (interview)
At BrainPickings: Beastly Verse: From Lewis Carroll to William Blake, Beloved POems About Animals in Vibrant and Unusual Illustrations
From the Mixed-Up Files: Lessons from Becoming a Bookseller
From Sarah McIntyre: Writers and Illustrators: What we REALLY do all day
What a neat way for a bookstore to celebrate their birthday! Bookends & Beginnings is taking photos of their customers with the title of the book that changed their lives. One will win a gift certificate for the store. See the photos here.
My friend Nancy S. Miller has a new picture book out called GOODBYE GLOOMIES (written by Heather Tietz) - love the cover!
From School Library Journal: Hack Your Notebook: Circuitry mixes with paper in a creative project for 21st century learners - COOL!
From The Mixed Up Files: Happily Ever After Again?
From PW: Obituary: Caldecott-winner Marcia Brown
The Children's Choice Book Award Winners have been announced. Adults seem to be pretty good at predicting winners in the older categories - but not the younger ones! Interesting.