OK, it's not Sunday anymore, but here are a few things that caught my eye on this sunny Monday afternoon:
- Betsy writes about possible changes in the Newbery Award requirements at Fuse #8, and also shares her very early Newbery predictions for next year.
- Colleen has Day #1 of Margo Rabb's blog tour over at Chasing Ray. Tomorrow Margo will be at Old Hag, and then here on Wednesday. Stay tuned!
- Nancy raises some very provocative questions at Journey Woman, about violence in children's books, and about the dominant patterns in development of a heroine in children's books. You can tell by the depth of her analysis that she studied this stuff in graduate school.
- Mindy just published a nice date-classified bibliography of historical fiction for teens over at propernoun.net. I do love historical mysteries!
- Kathy at Library Stew writes about the geography challenge that she does with her class every year around the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament. Such a good pop culture tie-in! And she's a Red Sox fan, too. (Only 14 days to opening day!)
- Results are in at Jennifer's Read to Me challenge at Snapshot. Looks like some participating parents had excellent successes in increased reading to kids. How cool is that?
- Liz is looking for tragic hero characters in children's literature over at Tea Cozy. She has a pretty good list so far, but would I'm sure value your input.
- Anne and Kelly are seeking people's constructive input on the first-year process over at the Cybils page. Head on over and share your two cents, if you have any suggestions.
I'm still basking in the glow of my 7-Imp interview. People posted such nice comments! Definitely a nice way to start the week.