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Wednesday Book Notes, 4.09

A new edition of The Edge of the Forest, an online journal about children's books, is up. If you're interested in contributing to the May and June issues, the details are at the blog Big A, little a.

Recently announced prizes in the world of children's literature include the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Awards,  and the 2008 Lacapa Spirit Prize, honoring "great books...that best embody the spirit of the peoples, culture and natural landscape of the Southwest." (news via Educating Alice and American Indians in Children's Literature) 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid being compared to H. Potter? The Philadelphia Inquirer has the scoop.

The 48 Hour Book Challenge, a kid-book readathon (for grown-ups) organized by blogger MotherReader, is now set to take place June 6th-8th. See this post for more information.

Operation Teen Book Drop is happening on April 17th. In association with a number of publishers,  the Readergirlz online reading community for teenage girls and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are coordinating the effort to put 10,000 books into pediatric hospitals.


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Thanks for posting about TBD!

It's a great idea, LW.

Thanks for helping us "Rock the Drop" by spreading the word about Operation TBD!

Lorie Ann ~readergirlz diva/author

My pleasure, Lorie Ann. Time passes very slowly for patients in hospitals, and I know plenty of kids there will welcome a good book.

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