Firstly, congrats to Fuse #8, Chicken Spaghetti, Bildungsroman, and a few of our other favorite YA/kidlit blogs for being nominated for the Litty Awards at Book Chronicle. Good luck, guys! (Link via Fuse #8.)
Speaking of Fuse #8, there have been a number of great posts over there the past few days--a few of my favorites:
- In response to a recent challenge to Huck Finn at one high school, students created their own Save Huck Finn blog.
- Here's a list of Newbery books that have been turned into movies, in order from best to worst.
- Don't miss Fuse #8's link to a fascinating discussion on Justine Larbalestier's blog about the competing merits of having either a fabulous editor or fabulous publicity. Put in your two cents!
Via the YALSA blog comes news of yet another social networking site, called Virb, as well as news about librarians, teens, and developers creating a virtual library at Second Life. (And if you're ever at Second Life, you can look for me as Aquafortis Swot, though chances are pretty good I won't be online...)
Some great stuff on Jen Robinson's Book Page: Jen will be hosting the 13th Blog Carnival of Children's Literature on April 21st. If you're wondering what a blog carnival is, she suggests visiting Chicken Spaghetti's great post on the subject. There's also a great post, and ensuing discussion, about the compelling nature of post-apocalyptic stories.
Booklists on Bildungsroman: I Am a Dancer contains fiction for children and teens about dancers, and But I DO Want to Be Famous! is a booklist about characters who yearn for the limelight.
Happy blog-haunting! Hope nobody else is nursing a cold (let alone your third bout of crud in two months).