Sunday in L.A. Links

  • Rick Riordan on age-appropriateness in children’s books.  He is a wise man.
  • Just read and enjoyed Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver.  Want to know what moved it to the top of my TBR pile?  Play-doh.
  • Have you been looking for an easy and convenient way to work discussions of Iran into your children’s lit blog?  The Atlantic provides a convenient connection, in awesome cartoon form.
  • Thank you thank you to the Lipstick Librarian, who points out that Hollywood has defined my profession as “the opposite of a stripper.”
  • An example of some really awful library design at Tame the Web.
  • There’s going to be a prequel to Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet.  Frank Cottrell Boyce really liked it.  Color me excited! (Hat tip to Educating Alice)
  • There have been some great discussions going on lately about reading as a social activity, starting over at Booklights.  I really loved hearing the stories shared at The Reading Zone on how social reading made a huge difference in her classroom.
  • Patrick Ness has shared a new short story that describes Viola’s experiences before The Knife of Never Letting Go begins.  This has got me all excited about The Ask and the Answer!

June ’09 Reading Log


Middle Grade

Graphic Novels

Adult Non-fiction

Currently Reading