It's Friday folks, and despite my case of winter sniffles, I'm here to bring you up-to-date on what's what in kid lit. Let's jump right on over to A Fuse #8 Production on SLJ.com to check out Video Sunday. This past Sunday featured videos of a monkey on the lam, a squirrel-phobic park ranger, the always entertaining Jon Scieszka, as well as a couple of our own Scholastic author interview videos of Shawn Tan and Lisa Yee. Good stuff!
When you're done there, check out Clifford and his humanitarian efforts. "BE BIG! is a national campaign that invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place. The mission of BE BIG! is to recognize and reward others for their BE BIG actions, to catalyze change in local communities and to provide resources for everyone to share Big Ideas!" From now until February 28, kids can even send Clifford a Valentine's Day Card! And don't forget to check out the Norman Bridwell video.
Carin Berger's The Little Yellow Leaf was one of my favorites last year and Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast had the opportunity to visit with her lately. Her images are beautiful.
If you're in need of a fairy tale fix, you might want to check out Sur La Lune Fairy Tales. You'll find out about Geek Charming a modern high school Frog Prince story, Wild Orchid a retelling of the Chinese Mulan story, and the long awaited re-release of Patricia Wrede's Snow White and Rose Red.
Bookie Woogie is a kid lit site featuring 3 kids and their dad talking about books. This week they chat about some old favorites featuring monsters like Monsterlicious. It's a treat to read the banter between Aaron and his kids.
OK folks, I'm going back to my sniffles. You should go share some of your Big Ideas with Clifford and we'll all meet back here next week.