An Author in Every Classroom: Kids connecting with authors via Skype. It’s the next best thing to being there. is a very informative article by author Kate Messner.
Thanks to School Library Journal for these great links.
The Children's Authors who Broke the Rules. She speaks to the influence of Sendak, Seuss and Silverstein and how they redefined children's literature.
Shel Silverstein Comes Alive in a New Book, 12 Years After His Death reports The Atlantic. Try out four of the new poems here.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these links that give us much to mull over.
7 Curious Facts About 7 Dr. Seuss Books by David K. Israel covers little known tidbits about these titles. Who knew? Thanks to Publishers Weekly.
National Book Festival takes place on the 24th and 25th of September on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Oh, how I wish I could be there. This links to lots of good information about this stellar event. Check out the spot spoken by one of my heroes, Clint Eastwood.
Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day weighs in with The Best "Fun" Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too-2011 (So Far). One of the suggested videos is right here in Michigan.
Check this out---YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers.
Seven Impossible Questions Over Breakfast with Beth Krommes. This Caldecott award winning illustrator show no signs of stopping. Each work is more beautiful than the last. What a wonderful woman and interview!
Three Good Sites Where Teachers Can Learn Tech Skills. Check these out.
Booklist Woes-a Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place? by Laura Perenic at The Hub shares a plan for getting the best to readers.
Paper sculpture whodunit solved, by Dawn Morrison. Thanks to Shelf Awareness.