Cue up the Isley Brothers song "Who's That Lady?" ("I would love to take her home/But her heart is made of stone") No doubt you recognize the Statue of Liberty. We waved at her from afar during a recent voyage on the Circle Line.
Looking for some good new reads? The longlists for the 2008 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards offer many.
At the blog Mitali's Fire Escape, author Mitali Perkins reprints her acceptance speech at the Jane Addams Book Awards. Geared to 8 to 12 year olds, her prize-wining novel Rickshaw Girl was one of our favorite read-alouds last summer. (Read a review at Paper Tigers.)
"Reaching an Autistic Teenager," by Melissa Fay Greene, at the New York Times Magazine, is a fascinating article; parents of non-autistic children can borrow some of the ideas used by a small school for autistic youth, too.
The blog Picture Book of the Day is the site of the weekly conglomeration of links about nonfiction for children.
Bookmobiles are nice, but here's something special: a biblioburro, in Colombia. (via the New York Times)
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