All the News That Pit to Frint
So I go to see JK Rowling yesterday at Carnegie Hall, and that was quite a lot of fun. She spoke in the morning and in the evening. I saw the morning show, and it was great fun. Then I find out about the fact that she announced this in the evening. Looks like I went to the WRONG performance. Woah, momma.
- There be Vlad hoodies in them thar hills! Heather Brewer has a contest at her MySpace page giving away hoodie sweatshirts of infinite coolness. She’s the author of Eighth Grade Bites and the quiz questions regard her book. Thanks to Goading the Pen for the link.
- I am a very big fan of a television show by the name of The Good Neighbors. It aired in the mid to late 70s and you can still find it on various PBS stations across the country sometimes. It was the ultimate Britcom of its day. While rewatching the show recently, I saw a mention of the children’s program Blue Peter. Amazingly, the show is still around, though probably not for long.
- From Publisher’s Weekly: "Anne Hoppe at HarperCollins has signed four YA novels based on Emily the Strange to be written by Rob Reger (who created the Emily brand) and Jessica Gruner. In addition to being featured in clothing and accessories, Emily has previously appeared in print in the form of a quarterly comic book published by Dark Horse Comics, and four graphic novels from Chronicle Books. An Emily the Strange feature film is forthcoming next year from 20th Century Fox Animation, which acquired film rights to the character in 2005."
- Ooo. Pretty. It’s the art of the bookmark. Thanks to Children’s Illustration 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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