Archive for February 14th, 2007

The Cybils Are Announced

February 14, 2007 @ 6:14 pm | Filed under:

The winners of the Cybils, or Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards, have been announced over at Fuse #8.
If you’d like to see which books won the hearts of the kidlitosphere in
2006, hop on over for a look. In our year of upheaval (new baby, new
job, new home in a new state), I didn’t do much reading of newly
published books, so I haven’t read a single one of the winners. Yet.

back in the game now, though; my drafts folder is once again beginning
to fill up with reviews-in-progress. Ah, the bliss of Ordinary Time…)

In other book-blog news:

Did  you see the 7 Impossible Things interview with kidlit blogger Kelly Herold of Big A little a and The Edge of the Forest? I just love a chance to get to know the person behind the blog. Terrific interview.

And call me a proud mama, but I’m just tickled that my made-up word has now made it into print—in School Library Journal, no less! Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy has an excellent article about the kidlitosphere in the current issue (you can read it online). I’m honored to see Here in the Bonny Glen among her list of the best book blogs. Thanks, Liz.

A Daddy’s Double Standard

February 14, 2007 @ 7:53 am | Filed under:

First child: "Refined sugar shall not touch her lips! Until age two at the earliest! Possibly age three! Nothing but natural sweeteners for my daughter: bring on the homemade fruit leather and rubbery whole wheat muffins sweetened with apple juice!"

Fifth child:
"Does my widdle snookie-wookie want a taste of yummy  yummy marshmallow fluff? Mmm, she likes it! Here, have a chocolate-chip muffin!"

Carnival Submissions Due Tomorrow

February 14, 2007 @ 7:21 am | Filed under:

This month’s Carnival of Children’s Literature will be hosted by the delightful MotherReader. Submissions are due tomorrow (the 15th), so pick out your best kidlit post of the month and send it her way!

Feel free to grab the lovely button in my sidebar (designed and donated by wonderful Alice Cantrell of Gardens of Grace) for promoting the carnival. And thanks again to all the volunteer hosts who help keep the CCL chugging along.

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