Thursday, June 26, 2008

Around the blogosphere

The June issue of The Edge of the Forest is out with lots of great reviews and articles.

The June Carnival of Children's Literature is up at Susan Writes. This month's carnival is about fathers in children's literature.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast has a great interview with author/illustrator David Small.

Audiobooker has a link to two lists of family audio books that will hook readers of all ages. Even if you don't think you or your family are big fans of audio books, I urge you to give them one more chance. My family always listens to audio books when we are on trips (long or short). In a few weeks, we are driving to Florida for vacation and we have already collected a stack of audio books to take on the trip!

A Year of Reading has a great interview with educator extraordinaire Shelly Harwayne about her new book Look Who's Learning to Read.

Cynthia Lord, author of the very brilliant book Rules has a wonderful post on her blog about responding to children's letters. Funny, enlightening, and heart warming!

John Green, author of Looking for Alaska (2006 Printz Award winner) and An Abundance of Katherines has posted a video on Amazon in which he talks about his new book Paper Towns due to be released October 16. Best line from the video: "Every time James Patterson sneezes, a best selling thriller comes out of each nostril." What's James Patterson got to do with John Green or his new book Paper Towns, you ask? You'll just have to watch the video to find out!

Last, but definitely not least, Horn Book features a two-part podcast by editor-in-chief Roger Sutton (who also has a great blog) while visiting the Big Apple. The first features "author Richard Peck and Egmont USA publishers Elizabeth Law and Douglas Pocock. Sitting in Elizabeth’s living room, the four talked about Harry Potter, Gossip Girl, Philip Pullman, and just what draws adult readers to young adult books. Be sure to listen to the whole episode; midway through, Richard Peck reveals his current project (hint: “I’m bringing Grandma Dowdel back”)." The second features "children’s literature historian Leonard S. Marcus, who tells us about his new book, Minders of Make-Believe."

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