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Friday's Missing Kid Lit Round-Up

(Note from Amy: Ah technology, you wonderful, wild beast. Jeremy's Friday post resurfaced inexplicably in our What's New blog (a very good blog in its own right. I recommend you check it out if you haven't already). So, here it is, back where it belongs. We're getting piles of snow today. If you are too, hope you're enjoying it curled up with a good book. What's your favorite book for a snowy day?)

Neddiad_interview Hi folks. You can imagine my surprise as I was listening to Car Talk this weekend when who should I hear but that king of NPR kid lit himself, Daniel Pinkwater (read an interview with Pinkwater).  It was a blast to listen to him talk about his search for the perfect car -- see what the winning car was.

Attention all you Grace Lin fans: If you're in the Cambridge area this summer, you're invited to the book launch of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. A virtual party is in the works as well "with the grand prize being your name or your likeness (or your child's, whatever you prefer) in an upcoming book of mine!," announced Grace Lin.

I'm guessing you haven't had a chance to put much thought into quality manga for kids, but now there's  no need to!  The folks at School Library Journal have done it for you. So go ahead and check out Zelda, Clover, and Kaya  (you know you want to.)

The Red House Children's Book Award nominations have been announced in the UK. Lo and behold, Allan Ahlberg's The Pencil made the cut. Savvy readers will remember that title from my very first post here on the Kid Lit Kit.

And lastly, if you're in the mood for a three-day, two-night trip to New York City then do I have a contest for you. Enter the Share Your Love for Scholastic.com Contest and you might win a trip to visit with the fine folks at Scholastic.

Well, it's that time folks. I need to head off to ready the classroom for another day of kindergarten and field test some new titles for you. Have a super weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday. 

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