28 Days Later, a monthlong celebration of African American writers and illustrators, at The Brown Bookshelf
2010 Newbery winner Rebecca (When You Reach Me) Stead, interviewed by Kurt Andersen, at WNYC Radio's Studio 360
Author Katherine Paterson on Apple's iPad, at the New York Daily News. "It is as futile for us to fight technological advances as it was for Plato to battle literacy."
A new Carnival of Children's Literature, with links to many blog posts, at Jenny's Wonderland of Books
Jen Robinson's newsy roundup, at PBS Parents' Booklights blog
On February 8th in NYC, PEN American Center presents "Crafting a Career as a Children's or Young Adult Author," a free panel discussion with Brian Floca, Richard Peck, Jane O'Connor, and Marilyn Singer. David Levithan will moderate. Details here.
Speaking of Brian Floca, I highly recommend Moonshot, a gem of a picture book about the Apollo 11 moon landing. Floca's college newspaper, The Brown Daily Herald, recently talked to the author-illustrator-award winner.
A bounty of recommendations for nonfiction books for children, at Wild About Nature, host of this week's Nonfiction Monday fiesta.
From the Plain-Dealer article, this great news, too: in July, the U.S. Postal Service will issue stamps honoring Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Archie, Beetle Bailey, and Dennis the Menace.