Just a few tidbits that I didn't think could wait:
- Cybils nominations opened this morning. Nominations are pouring in fast. Head on over to share your favorites (published in the past year). Kudos to Sheila Ruth for a lovely, redesigned nomination page.
- It sounds like KidLitCon this past weekend was a huge success. The only posts I've had a chance to read are Betsy Bird's recap at A Fuse #8 Production, Monica Edinger's thoughts at Educating Alice, and Kelly's writeup at Stacked, but I was following the hopping Twitter stream all weekend (I searched for "KidLitCon OR KidLitCon12 OR KidLit12" to get everything). I am not missing next year for anything.
- Guys Lit Wire is hosting another book fair for Ballou High School in DC. Organizer Colleen Mondor says: "When we began with Ballou in 2011 there were just over 1,500 books in the library, or 1.25 for each of the nearly 1,200 students. Now, they have 5,484 which means we are about a third of the way to our goal of meeting the ALA standard of eleven books for each student."
- The September Carnival of Children's Literature is up at Picturebooks in ELT. It is lovely and well-organized.
- It's Banned Books Week. Story Snoops shares some thoughts from Judy Blume on censorship.
Great times in the Kidlitosphere.
On a personal note, I achieved a small book-related milestone this weekend. I was able to get my daughter (age 2 1/2) to sit and read on her own in her "little reading spot" while I sat nearby on the daybed with my own book. Alas, this happy state only lasted about 2 minutes. But still, we're moving in the right direction. I take my commitment to "model reading" seriously.
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