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Why pack for an upcoming trip when you can blog?
Official registration for the Kidlitosphere Conference in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, September 27th hath begun. Basically it goes down like this: If you are a blogger of children’s books or merely someone who reads blogs with a children’s literary focus, you are welcome to join us. The first official conference of its kind was held last year and it was remarkably professional, well-organized, and fun. It was also small, a luxury I doubt we’ll have again. I admittedly walked into the whole idea of a "blog conference" with more than my fair share of doubts, but they were almost instantly shed when the organizer (Robyn Brande) whipped up on helluva show. We have two organizers this year (Jone MacCulloch and Laini Taylor) so I expect it shall be twice as good. I’m going. You should too. Jen Robinson’s post offers even more information.
When life gives you lemons, read this great series of interviews with future venture capitalists (which is to say, kids at lemonade stands) in the New York Magazine’s piece Working the Squeeze . Thanks to Crooked House for the link.
Interview with Jenny Han! Interview with Jenny Han! Interview with Jenny Han! Interhan with Jenny View! Wait just a second . . .
Here’s something funny. Someone mentioned on the child_lit listserv that there was a group blog created by a bunch of British children’s authors out there called An Awfully Big Blog Adventure . Sounded neat. Trouble is, I’m such a Yank that when I looked at the list of contributing authors (Anne Cassidy , Charles Butler, Damian Harvey, John Dougherty, Katherine Langrish , Linda Strachan , Lucy Coats , Lynn Huggins-Cooper , Marie-Louise Jensen , Nick Green , Nicky Browne , Penny Dolan , Sally Nicholls , Susan Price) I didn’t recognize a one of them. Ah well. Worth a gander in any case.
Mom! Your little girl is now a Neil Gaiman Goodreads Friend! I done made good, maw! I done made good!
A great image? Or the world’s greatest image? Full credit to Alison Morris at Shelftalker for this one.
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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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