Monday, June 9, 2008

Resource updates

New updates from several resources on children's literature have been recently published:

Notes from Horn Book (original post describing this resource is here)

  • Five Questions for Alexandra Day, author of Good Dog, Carl books
  • An annotated compilation of books about dogs and ponies
  • Reviews of three new books that address a few of today’s most compelling subjects: the war in Iraq, the conflict between civil liberties and national security, and climate change
  • Annotations of three anxiously awaited sequels: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last of the High Kings
  • Three reviews of books for the Fourth of July: King George: What Was His Problem, Lady Liberty: A Biography, and Otto Runs for President
CLCD (The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - original post describing this resource is here)

Choice Literacy (original post describing this resource is here)

HaperCollins Up All Night Writing Contest

In honor of the publication of Up All Night by celebrated authors by Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Sarah Weeks, Gene Luen Yang and Patricia McCormick, HaperCollins is hosting a writing contest for kids between the ages of 14 and 19. The entry form is here and the deadline for entries is October 1. Read reviews of Up All Night and hear an interview with the authors here.

NCTE Inbox (original post describing this resource is here)

This week's NCTE inbox is about Twitter -- a microblogging tool that ask users to tell friends what they’re doing in 140 characters or less--and how it can be used as a professional development and writing tool.

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