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.”
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