Saturday, January 12, 2008

Out & About: January 12, 2008

Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect has a new blog called Open Wide, Look Inside. It’s a blog about using poetry and children’s literature across the curriculum. It looks to be an outstanding resource for elementary teachers and school librarians. Read this post at The Miss Rumphius Effect in which Tricia explains what you’ll find at her new blog.


Laura Purdie Salas, a fellow Cybils poetry panelist and a children’s poet, has news about a series of concept poetry books she wrote for Capstone Press. Read her posts My Capstone Poetry Books! and And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space to find out more. (Note: Laura posted three of her poems from And Then There Were Eight.)

Read Jen Robinson’s article, The Power and Wonder of Children’s Books, at PBS Parents.

Jen also has an outstanding post, Helping Kids Learn to Enjoy Reading, at her blog Jen Robinson’s Book Page.

Thanks to Anne of Book Buds for news about the announcement of the 2008 Sydney Taylor Book Awards.

The January Carnival of Children’s Literature: Book Awards Edition will be hosted by Wizards Wireless. Read all about the carnival here. The deadline for submissions is January 18th.

From The Horn Book

The January Book List has titles recommended for “Reluctant Readers.”

A List of New Recommended Paperbacks

GLBTQ Fiction—a list of recommended books that received a rating of 3 or more in the Horn Book Guide


From the Children’s Book Council

An article about Jon Scieszka, our new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Bimonthly Showcase for January/February: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

An Annotated List of Election-Related Books in pdf format

3 comments:

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for the mention, Elaine! I also like how you've shared news from the Horn Book and the CBC this week - that's content that's a bit harder for people to come by, and it's nice to see it in your "out and about" post.

laurasalas said...

Thanks, Elaine!

Great resources here, and thanks for the Sydney Taylor link. I maintain an awards database for CLN members, so I'll go update with this year's winners!

SevenImpossible said...

Thanks for all the link-y goodness.

Jules, 7-Imp