Here is some hoopla I need to get out of the way.
TD Canada Children's Book Week, October 29-November 5. Theme: "Read Canada's Best." Every Grade 1 kid in Canada receives Dennis Lee's Alligator Stew. Also, a children's book award will be announced. TD is a bank, in case you were wondering; I don't believe that Canada has changed its name. If TD would like to sponsor my blog, however, I will rename it "TD Chicken Spaghetti," and I, too, will host a children's book week.
U.S.A. Children's Book Week, November 14-20. Theme: "Imagine." Don't look at me. I'm not making fun of themes.