Weekend Links

  • Max Paper Toy!  Yes, it’s a foldable paper pdf of Max from Where the Wild Things Are.  And yes, it’s already on my desk.  (Hat tip Fuse #8)
  • With all the recent chatter about the Newbery Award, I most appreciate A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy‘s response.  Not accepting the study about Newbery diversity at face value, she went straight to the source and compiled her own figures about past award winners.
  • In other goofy Twilight-related articles, can you ever have enough Twilight-themed food ideas?  I don’t have any Twilight parties planned, but that’s not going to stop me from making blood-filled vampire cookies! (Hat tip Reviewer X)
  • Big thanks to Black Threads in Kids Lit for pointing out the lack of coverage of the Coretta Scott King Awards.  Her picks for the award are listed here.  I think the print of Low and Away hanging in my living room is a pretty clear indication of my favorite pick!
  • Shannon Hale’s delightfully named post Let Them Eat Pictures re-emphasizes the importance of learning visual literacy.  More importantly, it reminds us to let kids read what they love.
  • Library Voice shares a thoughtful post on the ways we organize Children’s Rooms as her new library opens.
  • This might be the greatest shower curtain in the history of mankind. (Hat tip Kid Lit Kit)
  • The wonderful Justine Larbalestier is using the month of January to give out free advice on writing.  I highly recommend reading!