I’m Posting This Just After Having Watched “Superbad”
- Alvina spills the dirt on the "agent lunch". Which is to say, lunches taken between editors and agents. Oh, to be a fly on a wall at one of those. I love that her first one was with Barry Goldblatt too. That would be an agent lunch to have. You know… if you write the term "agent lunch" enough it sounds like a weird children’s book title about a kid spy navigating the eerie world of a school lunchroom. I’m sure it’s been done.
- Okay. I need some help with this one. According to MediaBistro in a recent piece, "Egmont is planning to launch a U.S. business next year following a move into third place in the UK children’s publisher league table, ahead of rivals Random House and HarperCollins." Why should I pay attention? Because apparently Lemony Snicket was recently a "significant contributor" to the company’s performance. Whence the connection, wonder I? All very strange.
You may wonder what I do all day at work. Some people are under the impression that children’s librarianship consists of reading children’s books all day. I wish. That’s why the good Lord invented subway rides, sillies. So what do children’s librarians actually do in a given hour? Check out this latest refgrunt from Tiny Little Librarian to find out.
Author Darcy Pattison has conjured up a fun Name That Author game on her site. Correct answers are sent to you via an auto-responder.
I call dibs. Dibs dibs dibs dibs dibs. Via Sarah Miller I spotted this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin (not due out until March 2008) and I suddenly want it more than anything else in the world.
Great great great news! Listen to this: "BOW-WOW BUGS A BUG by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash has just won the first place gold medal in the Society of Illustrator’s annual children’s book competition. BOW WOW!" Woop! This is all very good news. Bow-Wow was undoubtedly the must-have wordless picture book of the year. Glad to see it’s getting some honors.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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