I’ve also got a handful of links today, because I’ve been cruising around everyone’s blogs, trying to get caught up! This past week I got a kick out of the 7-Imps’ interview with illustrator Kadir Nelson, who TadMack and I got to see at the SCBWI summer conference last year. Gorgeous man, gorgeous artwork–don’t miss the Q&A with E&J.
Speaking of interviews, Cynsations is really on a roll with the 2008 SCBWI Bologna interviews. Don’t miss another great interview with Cybil SF/Fantasy finalist Kathleen Duey, author of Skin Hunger.
Courtesy of PW’s ShelfTalker comes another creative way to deal with rejection. The column’s hilarious, but don’t miss the photo… On a totally different note is Children’s Book Week, coming up in May–the Children’s Book Council announced in a press release that they are launching the Children’s Choice Book Awards. Twenty-five finalists were announced in five categories, and kids can vote for their favorites at the website. The whole thing seems like a great potential classroom activity to me. Plus I was happy to see a few Cybils finalists in there…
Another potential classroom resource is BigUniverse.com, a new contribution to the world of online children’s books where you can read books online and connect with other children’s book readers and writers. It’s also possible for members to publish their own online children’s book on the site. It’s a nicely designed, friendly site for picture book enthusiasts.