Fusenews: “This Summer, Waldo Finds Himself”
Happy days are here again! Just when we’ve forgotten about them, the 2009 Boston Globe Horn Book Awards are announced.
The 2009 winners are:
Fiction and Poetry
Nation by Terry Pratchett (Harper Collins)
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (Clarion)
Fiction and Poetry
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
The Way We Work by David Macaulay with Richard Walker, illustrated by David Macaulay (Lorraine/Houghton)
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick)
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick)
Thanks to Roger Sutton for the heads up!
I just like artist Katherine Tillotson so much that I must let you know that she has been interview over at 7-Imp. Not that you all don’t read the site everyday anyway, but just in case . . .
I can’t imagine why there’s all this fuss about a Where’s Waldo? movie when we already had a perfectly good one come out already. Movie trailer, that is. Thanks to Bookninja for Link #1 (and possibly Link #2 long ago as well).
I used to love newspaper comics. Man, that was a major source of my daily literature when I was a kid. And these days I have to consider that when I have kids they probably won’t be spending their Sundays sitting on the living room floor devouring the colored funnies. Maybe that’s why Molly and the Bear makes me so happy. Created by Pixar artist Bob Scott, it’s an online strip that is consistently well done. Professional. Attractive. Darned funny. Just look at the three examples here:
Thanks to Drawn for the link.
When I’m at a party I hate pulling out my camera. Makes me feel out of it. Fortunately, I’ve smart folks like Melanie Hope Greenberg to record events like last Friday’s Kid Lit Drink Night: Book Expo Edition. Thanks, Melanie!
In case you missed it, or came close to missing it, Susan over at Booklights recently had a delightful post on children’s literary cakes of every conceivable shape, color, and size. Cake Central says of this one, "Each tier was made for a favorite bedtime book: The bottom is Goodnight Moon with lines from the book printed and illustrated around the tier. The next is ‘I Love You Through and Through’ again with the main line printed and the teddy bear from the book. The final tier was ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’."
For the record, I Love You Through and Through is an old board book title from 2005. And I certainly hope author Bernadette Rossetti Shustak and illustrator Caroline Jay Church appreciate the way in which it has been deliciously (and briefly) immortalized. Thanks to Booklights 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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