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!
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June ’09 Reading Log

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