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Friday Kid Lit Round-Up

Welcome to the Round-Up folks. Here goes…

The 2008 reading panels for the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers Literary awards AKA the CYBILS are formed and ready to roll. Our own Sonja Cole has been selected as a panelist for the Easy Readers category, and Nonfiction Monday's Anastasia Suen is a judge along with Els Kushner from Scholastic's Librarian Mom! A big congrats to them. We’ll have to check in with them in a few weeks to see how it’s going.

Debbie notes in her American Indians in Children’s Literature blog that some school districts are still using alphabet materials with, “I is for Indian.” If a similar program is being used in your school, check out her blog for tips on how to have it withdrawn.

Over on Mental Floss, you’ll find Five Stories About Dr. Seuss (Including His Role in Ending the Cold War. Among other interesting tidbits, check out how he wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet and why he was fired from his college’s humor magazine.  While you’re there, take the Dr. Seuss Quiz.

A few weeks ago I posted the link for Lookybook, a site that features picture books online. Another site you’ll enjoy is StorylineOnline. Created by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online is, “an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.”

Have you heard of the BONE series of graphic novels? Mir at Kitchen Table Reviews is in the process of learning about them. According to her son they feature, “little squishy white dudes with big noses.” To read more on Mir’s foray into graphic novels, click here.

And another week winds to a close. Feel free to send us news of happenings in the kid lit field, and until then, have a great weekend. We’ll see you on Nonfiction Monday.


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