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!