- Oh! Oh! Oh! Such good film news. THEY’RE REMAKING THE ILLUSTRATED MAN!!! I hope the Ray Bradbury fans amongst us appreciate this. Now let’s go watch them screw it up again.
- Speaking of movies, I like to keep an eye out for children’s books turned into films. What I don’t always think to look out for are folktales turned into films. Tall tales, if you want to be precise. Tall tales of the John Goodman playing Paul Bunyan variety. Homina homina huh?
- The blog Cuentesitos is currently showing the SCBWI blogging presentation that Kelly Herold, Tanita Davis, Allie Costa, Sarah Stevenson, and Gina Ruiz gave at the national conference. It’s fun to look through, and Cuentesitos is worth a peek or two as well.
- Oh good. I was hoping that J.L. Bell at Oz and Ends would provide a recap of his previous Harry Potter predications and indeed now he has. All is right with the world.
- Worth the Trip has a great post by the name of Was Stuart Little gay? Honestly? What more do I have to write? Talk about a hook
- The Guardian Children’s Fiction Longlist for 2007 has been published. I hate to say it, but it sort of reinforces my fear that 2007 was kind of a blah year for kidlit. Thanks to Kids Lit for the link.
- We know that Marc Simont has won a Caldecott or two in his day, but were you also aware of his political cartoons? Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
- Another blogging bookstore has entered the fray. Brookline Blogsmith is currently up and running. Thanks to Shelf Talker who recently compiled a full listing of kidlit booksellers on her blog.
- And finally, you just have to look and see what Sarah Miller recently found.
I figure it’s either this or Beet Root for me.
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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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