Book Challenge Final Report
Eating Books

The Evening News, June 11th

Ohmigod, ohmigod, the venerable New York Times Book Review has entered the lit-blogging ring. Everybody say howdy to Dwight Garner and Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books. (news via GalleyCat, of course)

Michael Rosen is the UK's new Children's Laureate, and he's making headlines already.  See "New Children's Laureate Slams Educational Policy," in the Guardian. (news via Big A, little a)

In the interview department, Julie Danielson, of the blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, talks to School Library Journal's Practically Paradise blogger,  Diane Chen. [added Tuesday morning]: Then 7 Imp chats with Adrienne from What Adrienne Thinks About That. (Find out about Adrienne's new book in the interview.)

Hit the trail and hike over to a late spring Field Day, a blog carnival about sharing nature with kids, at By Sun and Candlelight.

A Fuse # 8 Production, run by NYC librarian Betsy Bird, has officially set up camp at School Library Journal, her new online home.

MotherReader's final tallies for the 48 Hour Book Challenge are up. The winners are Midwestern Lodestar, who read 20 (!) books, and Finding Wonderland, who read for 32 hours.

Several YA authors—Cecil Castellucci, David Levithan, James Lecesne, Bennett Madison, Wendy Mass—contributed essays to the new anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. I happened on the book at the library, and decided at 11:30 last night to start it. Good reading, with one exception, so far. (The exception being the unnecessary, condescending beginning of Ayelet Waldman's piece.)


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I also named Finding Wonderland who put in 32 hours as the "most hours" winner.


Thanks for the link to the article about Michael Rosen. He sounds like my kind of man!

Mine, too, Elaine.

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