The Children's Literature Book Club meets on the last Thursday, January 26th, at 4:30 pm in the Arts Council board room. Our book to read this month is Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
Check out Sherry Garland's new blog post on Into the Woods We Go: Where Do Ideas Come From? , December 31, 2011.
Molly Blaisdell's book REMBRANDT AND THE BOY WHO DREW DOGS was featured back in the summer in the NGAKids 2011 Summer Scoop.
KathiVision (I so dub it!)
From Hilary Wagner, an encouraging blog post to keep you going in the face of rejections.
Here, from The Writer's Journey, the Hero's Journey with charts.
A new national ambassador of Children's Literature is named: Walter Dean Myers. Read about in the NY Times.
NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature....Do you know what this is? This award is intended to enhance the quality of children's literature by promoting writing that contributes to the quality of their lives.
Each NSK Neustadt jury narrows to areas of children's and young-adult literature principally through the author nominations it brings forward. All nominations come from the jury members. What do you win? A check for $25,000, a silver medallion, and a certificate is presented to the laureate at a public ceremony at The University of Oklahoma every other year in odd-numbered years. The 2011 winner is Virginia Euwer Wolff. Read about it here.
A blog post on the importance of pre-sales. Something to know.
The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.