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Monday Coffee Talk, June 25th

1. The June Carnival of Children's Literature went up on Saturday. Don't miss "Good News in the Kidlitosphere," over at A Year of Reading.

2. Last week Meg Rosoff's YA novel Just in Case won the Carnegie Medal in the UK (like the Newbery here), and Mini Grey's picture book Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon was awarded the Greenaway (akin to the Caldecott).  Details here. The public voted on their favourite winners of all time and chose Shirley Hughes' Dogger and Philip Pullman's Northern Lights.

3. Book Buds asks, "Is Jack Prelutsky the Joyce Carol Oates of kidlit?"

4. Nancy Pearl recommended "Great Opening Lines to Hook Young Readers," on NPR's "Morning Edition" today. Lisa Yee's novel Millicent Min: Girl Genius is on the list.


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