It’s Children’s Book Week!

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Children’s Book Week is May 7–13, 2012. Visit the Children’s Book Council’s website for events and information. You may also get a kick out of these early ads for Children’s Book Week. They came to us courtesy of K. T. Horning whose article in the upcoming July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine examines the old-as-the-hills arguments […]

New blog on the block

Horn Book alum Alvina Ling helps kick off the Children’s Book Council’s new blog CBC Diversity (And thank you, Shelftalker, for pointing me to it.)

>In the footsteps of giants

>I’m going to New York next week to help select the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and I’m taking names. Here are the criteria: Author or illustrator of fiction or nonfiction booksU.S. citizen, living in the U.S.Excellent and facile communicatorDynamic and engaging personalityKnown ability to relate to children; communicates well and regularly with […]

>The Many Mysteries of Children’s Choices

>Huh? seems to be the main question directed at the Children’s Book Council’s just-announced Children’s Choice Book Awards, an Internet election for “Favorite Books,” “Favorite Author,” and “Favorite Illustrator.” The five nominees, “compiled from a review of bestseller lists, including those prepared by BookScan, The New York Times and USA Today,” for each of the […]