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New Online Journal About Children's Literature

Last week, while I was traveling to the East Coast, a new monthly online journal about children's literature commenced publication. It's called The Edge of the Forest. It includes reviews of books for children and young adults, event announcements, blog reviews, author interviews, and kid's picks of favorite books. The journal was created by created by Kelly Herold from Big A little a. Also involved are: Liz Burns from A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy, Susan Thomsen from Chicken Spaghetti; Anne Boles Levy from Book Buds; Michele Fry from Scholar's Blog; and Camille Powell from Book Moot.

The Edge of the Forest is definitely worth your time. All of the articles are well-written and well-researched. I particularly enjoyed this month's Kid Picks column, in which "Kelly Herold, Big A little a, met with Mr. Abarr's fourth-grade class at Davis Elementary (Grinnell, Iowa) to discuss their best-loved reads." Kelly's interview with children's author and blogger Cynthia Leitich Smith was also excellent. Of course, I have to admit to particularly enjoying Kelly's Best of Blogs column for this inaugural issue, because my own blog was mentioned.

But really, I think that The Edge of the Forest is going to be a wonderful new resource for people who love children's books. You should definitely check it out.

Also if you are interested in children's literature, don't forget the Second Carnival of Children's Literature, being organized by Susan Thomsen. The deadline for submission is this Friday, and Susan will be unveiling the Carnival next Monday, March 6th. Don't miss it!