December Carnival of Children's Literature: 3rd Blogiversary Edition
Friday Afternoon Visits: Pre-Holiday Edition

Two Quick Announcements

I'm passing along a couple of announcements. The first is from Anna Jarzab of The Book Report Network. She says:

" is collaborating with the Children's Book Council offering teens an opportunity to share their five favorite books of 2008. The five titles that receive the most “votes” will serve as the finalists for the CBC’s 2009 Teen Choice Book Award.

A list of nominees can be found at, where readers also may find information on how to nominate other titles published in 2008. The deadline for nominating books is January 31, 2009."

The second announcement is from Matt Ferraguto of the Reach Out and Read program. Matt sent me a link to a list of Doctor-Recommended Children’s Books (link goes to a PDF) to give as holiday gifts!

I hope that you find these resources useful.