Loree Griffin Burns talked to WBUR radio's "Here & Now" about her book, Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion. The nonfiction book for 9 to 12 year olds garnered a starred review from School Library Journal. (Scroll down on the page at SLJ to find the review.)
The blogger MotherReader announced the second annual 48 Hour Book Challenge for June, in which you read and blog about as many children's books as you can in a two-day period. I participated last year, and it was fun! Sign up at the blog.
The Dangerous Book for Boys, a British bestseller, arrives on American shores May 1. The Standard, of Hong Kong, posts a story about the book.
Exuding the brisk breeziness of Boy Scout manuals and Boy's Own annuals, The Dangerous Book is a childhood how-to guide that covers everything from paper airplanes to go-carts, skipping stones to skinning a rabbit.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is happening April 28th-29th. Authors and panels abound.