Waiting for Scary Bunnies
- Now perhaps there are lots of these stores online and I just never ran across them before, but I recently heard about the online children’s bookstore Through the Magic Door. I’m a strict fan of independent bookstores but for those of you living in rural areas without access to bookstores, independent or otherwise, of any sort this kind of thing seems preferable to Amazon.
- Care for a drop of pure joy? Well feast your eyes on this: There’s an Edward Gorey Goreyfest auction that happens every fall. Edward, it appears, was a fan of jewelry. If you incline to do so, you can buy his bloodstone, his purple crystal skull pendant, or what may well be the world’s most frightening bunny. Can you imagine waking up from a nightmare to see that staring at you in the dark? *shudder* Thanks to Librarianne for the link.
- Not too too long ago I linked to what I, at the time, believed to be the world’s one and only blog run by an elephant with children’s literary connections. I was in error in this respect. I see that now, for lo and behold I have discovered a SECOND elephant kidlit blog. You didn’t know this was a trend? Well get with the times, old man. Elephant kidlit blogs are where it’s all happening. First came Uncle and now comes Ellsworth. The stuffed pachyderm of author Candice Ransome, he shares blog duties with the resident cat. I now look forward to seeing Elephant from the Mo Williams Elephant & Piggie books making a blog of his own. And Babar. And the elephant who got its truck. And, and, and . . .
- This final link should be of interest to librarians ever watchful for something they can use in a craft program or storytime. Check out the creations by designers Martino Gamper and Sato Hisao. It is a Sock Dog kit.
Can’t you just imagine breaking this out after a storytime? Pre-cut ears, noses, and eyes and VOILA! Instant puppetry. Those little cardboard pieces couldn’t be too hard to make, right? Thanks to BB-Blog for the link.
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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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