Seven for Saturday, 3/21

March 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

Notebook, Novel, & Tea

In my wanderings around the internet, I stumble across so many interesting articles and sites and blog posts about children’s/YA literature.  I don’t have time to write a full blog post in response to each, yet I don’t want to keep them to myself.  I’ll be sharing my seven favorites with you each Saturday: it’s an easy blog post for me to put together, and an enjoyable weekend ramble for you.

So here are some of my favorite internet finds from the last week…

“Children’s Books for the One Percent” at The New Yorker.  How many of these hilariously upgraded titles do you recognize?

This blog has tons of writing prompts for young writers; I used a few when I was tutoring a reluctant 4th-grade writer, and they were great.  It’s not a new site, and it’s no longer updated regularly, but if you are looking for some good prompts, the archives are a gold mine.

This interview with author Daniel Willingham has some great ideas about teaching children to love reading.

Voting is now open for the Children’s Choice and Teen’s Choice Book Awards!  If you are eligible, read a few and cast your vote!  If you’re not eligible but know someone who is, pass the link along!

If you’re interested in children’s literature at all, you probably already know about Anita Silvey’s Children’s Book-A-Day Alamanac.  If you didn’t – well, now you do.  It’s a wonderful site, and I’ve already learned more about some of my favorite books from it.

This gallery of creative barcodes on picture books is so much fun.  Clearly I have to start paying more attention to these things!

Finally, this year is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! – and celebrations abound.  (This link is courtesy of my grandfather, who knows absolutely everything that’s going on.  If it weren’t for him, I might have missed this momentous anniversary!  Horrors!)

If you found any great bookish links this week, please do share!  I hope to post again on Monday.  Have a wonderful weekend!   May it be full of books.


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