Talent, Radio, and Shocks of Pink Hair
Every time I try to slow down my blog posting, fun stuff just sucks me right back in again. Isn’t there some e-mail I should be answering?
- I was recently alerted that a whole hosting of big big talent will be on display picture book-wise this coming Saturday at Books of Wonder. I can’t go myself, but if you’re in town and you want to see an unholy overwhelming mass of children’s author/illustrators for free, this would be the place to go.
- What defines a true fan? When they find out who you are and make a doll in your likeness. Check out Laini Taylor below. I was particularly taken with the doll’s tiny skull purse.
- For those of you curious as to how Walden Media is going to be filming subsequent Narnia films, here’s your answer via Dark Horizons: "Walden Media co-founder and president Cary Granat confirms that auds could expect one "Narnia" installment each May for the next few years. Granat is committing publicly to only four or five, saying "Silver Chair" might be the best bet for the fourth, followed by "Magician’s Nephew"…" (full details)
- I blinked and almost missed it, but Little Brown has pulled Tintin in the Congo from their upcoming Fall list. Shhh.
- Man. Is there anything better out there than free audio programs available online? Check out the following radio program I was alerted to: A look at the children’s book publishing business with John Stewig, Director of the Center for Children’s Literature at Carthage College. They are presenting a two-day workshop this coming weekend on the topic. We also speak with one of the guests of the workshop, Tim Tavaglini, a senior editor at G. P. Putnam’s and Sons in their Penguin Young Readers division. He talks about the work he does as an editor to help bring projects from initial conception to full completion.
- Oh. And yesterday’s Hot Men of Children’s Literature sent me the following. Their fame spread fast, no?
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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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