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Friday Kid Lit Round Up

Wildthings

I am such a sucker for Where the Wild Things Are. I love the artwork and the layout of the book is super. I guess it's only natural that I would add to the hype of the forthcoming movie.




Pigeon, Elephant, Naked Mole-rat, need I say more?  Funny man and kid's book author extraordinaire Mo Willems was recently on NPR's "The Roundtable." It's worth a listen.

I'll give you three guesses as to which famous author/illustrator continues to receive over 10,000 fan letters a year. Need a hint? Gene Hackman is his neighbor. If you're still stuck, read Emma Brockes interview over on The Guardian.

I have to admit, I haven't tried this myself yet, but I'm so intrigued with the idea. At BookMooch you can: "Type in books you want to give away. Receive requests from others for your books. Mail your books and receive points. Ask for books from others with your points." Talk about win-win!

When I posted about Emily Gravett yesterday, I had yet to read the article about her on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I was pretty taken with Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears  and now I can't wait to get my hands on some of these other titles.

And with that, my friends, another week draws to a close. Why not end it on a high note and put a smile on the face of your librarian? Go pick up a picture book and donate it to your local library. I'd love to hear about the reactions you get. Until then, we'll see you back here next week.

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