Fusenews: Are you people saying boo or boo-urns?
Who says there are too many awards out there? The British Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen (anyone else wanna see if our National Ambassador of Children’s Literature can take down their Children’s Laureate?) has created an all new award for funny books: The Roald Dahl prize. I’m enough of a fan of irony that I can appreciate that this award was created by the man who brought us that laugh-a-minute chucklefest Michael Rosen’s Sad Book (which is very good for what it is, but funny it is not). Thanks to Roger for the link.
From Cynopsis Kids comes news that shouldn’t surprise too many people:
Boo! Columbia Pictures inks a deal with Scholastic Media for the feature films rights to R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, according to Variety . Producing the movie will be Scholastic’s Deborah Forte and Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Prom Night, Evan Almighty an Fast and Furious among many others) under his Sony-based banner, Original Film. With 50+ Goosebumps books out there, can you say movie franchise?
Ever wonder whatever happened to Christopher Pike (nee Kevin McFadden)? I always preferred him to Stine myself.
There’s a new fun series going on over at The Longstockings. They’re interviewing literary agents that work on the children’s literature side of things. Day One: Rebecca Sherman. Day Two: Alyssa Eisner Henkin.
Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you. A woman could live a long time before she realizes that pefection can only be found in the form of Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" done in a Mad Magazine format. Golden Age Comic Book Stories has put the second part of this online. The first has mysteriously disappeared. Better look at it while you can then. Thanks to Kids’ Comics 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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