Fusenews: Press Release Thursday (so to speak)
Right now my library is on the brink of becoming a reality. I can say no more except to hint that it will be, in the words of Barney Stinson, legendary. More info to come as I get it.
Oo! Ooo! The National Book Award finalists have been announced! The Young People’s Literature category includes:
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Hyperion)
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon and Schuster)
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (Knopf)
A very hearty thank you to Read Roger for the news.
Now, today is October 16th. Maybe you live in the greater New York area. Maybe you are sitting at home, facing yet another evening of dull dreary repetitive life and living. Perhaps you would like to kick things up a notch. If so, do be so good as to check out this and pass it along to any teenagers you might know. I don’t usually talk up YA stuff, but John was one of the first Hot Men of Children’s Literature, so for old time’s sake note this info:
PAPER TOWNS is officially available on October 16th and to celebrate John Green will be at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble for the kickoff event of his publicity tour. I thought some of you might like to attend and please pass this event information along to ALL INTERESTED TEENS! This will be a Nerdfighter event and John’s brother, Hank will be there with his guitar as John’s opening act. It should be a lot of fun and I hope to see you there.
Thursday, October 16
7:00 pm BARNES AND NOBLE
97 Warren Street (at Greenwich Street)
New York, NY 10007
I was a fan of Wabi Sabi, a picture book that Ed Young contributed art for. Some of you may have heard the dramatic story behind the art’s disappearance and Young’s subsequent path to publication with all new illustrations. Well, the book’s editor Alvina Ling has been chronicling the story in four parts. Read parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the complete tale. She includes pictures and everything.
When my sister wrote me and said that some news story with the title Holocaust Love Story would be right up my alley I was inclined to think that perhaps she’d vastly misjudged my taste in AP headlines. But as it turns out, she was right on the money. It’s a story that has, " inspired a children’s book, ‘Angel Girl.’ And eventually, there are plans to turn it into a film, ‘The Flower of the Fence’." We shall see what we shall see. Thanks to Kate for the link.
From Cynopsis Kids come two very different children’s literature related items:
Chorion inks further deals for the 3D CGI animated preschool series, Olivia , which is based on the kid books by author/illustrator Ian Falconer.
The recently announced 3D animated series Le Petit Nicolas (52×12), based on the 1959 book by author Rene Goscinny and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempe, has been acquired by broadcasters in Greece, Poland, Turkey and Latin America, per Variety . The series is a co-production between M6 Studio, Method Animation, Luxanimation and DQ Entertainment.
Are you a librarian who’d like to get a little more involved in professional library business? If so, check out this message from ALSC on how you can get in on the action. From the press release:
Whatever your driving passion is in your own library service to children, there is an ALSC committee that will interest you. We have dozens of committee opportunities to prove it! If you are a member of ALSC, please fill out ALSC’s volunteer form found here:
Don’t miss my personal favorite checkbox: "Will serve where needed!" Those ALSC members receive appointment opportunities first!
We know that members aspire to serve on award committees, but consider that in serving on ALSC’s other committees you won’t just be volunteering, you’ll be building a name and a resume for yourself that will make ALSC leaders sit up and take notice!
Oh, sweet pad of my heart where have you been all my life?
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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