Saturday, January 17, 2009

OUT & ABOUT: January 17, 2009

Susan Thomsen has the schedule for the Sydney Taylor Awards Blog Tour at Chicken Spaghetti.

From The Horn Book MagazineMonthly Special Booklist for January 2009: American Presidents

From Shelftalker (January 15, 2009)—A Handful of Highlights from Candlewick's 2009 Spring/Summer List (And two of the highlighted titles are poetry books!)

From Publishers Weekly (1/12/2009)—Children’s Book Reviews (Includes reviews of two picture books, two fiction books, and a nonfiction book about Abe Lincoln—just in time for the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.)

From The Washington Post (January 12, 2009)—Unexpected Twist: Fiction Reading Is Up

Book Event

The Foundation for Children’s Books

Graphic Novels: A User’s Guide

DATE: Thursday, January 29, 2009

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Walsh Hall at Boston College

From The FCB Website—Graphic novels: a format or a genre? Comics or literature? How to read them? How to evaluate them? Join us for a lively and informative panel discussion featuring Robin Brenner, youth librarian in Brookline and author of Understanding Manga and Anime; Maya Escobar, youth librarian in Cambridge with a passion for graphic novels and anime; and Alexander Danner, formerly a bookseller at Porter Square Books, co-author of Character Design for Graphic Novels, and a graphic novelist.

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