Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
What will you find at Readergirlz? Information about books: reviews, author interviews, book discussions, live chats, playlists, service projects, and book prizes. This website and blog is a community for young adult writers and readers organized by authors Justina Chen, Dia Calhoun, Lorie Ann Grover, holly Cupala, and Melissa Walker.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Contributors to The Paper Wait are: Meg Wiviott, J. L. Finnell, Eileen Cameron, J. A. Palermo, Valerie Thomas, Melinda Meister, Gale Sypher Jacob, Brianna Caplan Sayres, and Robin Constantine.
I can always count on a good author interview or an interesting article or essay to fuel my motivation and knowledge. With the variety of authors writing for this blog, you’ll always find something that sparks a connection for you.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University offers:
- abstracts of over 5000 children's picture books;
- search capabilities for over 950 keywords, including topics, concepts, and skills which describe each book;
- weblinks for keywords so you can integrate your up-to-date content knowledge with our picture book resources.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
"This site offers writers of all levels and genres new ideas on the essential elements of storytelling:
creating dynamic characters...
identifying what's at stake in a story...
and ensuring that both the plot and story lines converge into an emotionally fulfilling resolution.
Reviews of popular novels, plays, and screenplays highlight those aspects of storytelling essential for fulfilling a writer's promise to the reader.
The essays on this web site are part of my exploration of what it is to both tell and enjoy a story. I welcome everyone who shares that journey.--Bill Johnson"
Friday, November 20, 2009
At Watercolor Wednesdays you’ll find a new challenge to illustrate each week. It’s fun to see what members of the blog have done with the challenge. For November illustrators had to:
Nov 1-7 Create your own "wild thing"
Nov 8-14 Create a child or animal character
Nov 15-21 Show your character in an adventure
Nov 22-30 Thanksgiving thoughts
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For more information about P. J. Hoover and her books, visit her website:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
David R. Godine Publisher offers a unique blog. It’s worth checking out.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Laurie McLean, an agent with the Larsen Pomada Agency, offers advice and information about the publishing industry on her weblog, Agent Savant. Recent posts have included a search for the next trend in YA literature, thoughts on Barnes & Noble’s Nook, and the FTC ruling regarding bloggers and free review books.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
· Carnegie Medal Information about the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children.
· Geisel Award Information about the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, to select from the books published the preceding year within the terms, definitions and criteria governing the awards, the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
· Wilder Medal Current Winner The current winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, and honoring an author or illustrator whose books, published inthe United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
· Children's Notable Lists Links to current and past ALSC Children's Notable Lists, including books, recordings, videos and computer software.
· Newbery Medal Information about the current ALSC Newbery Medal winners and links to past winners and award criteria. Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children.
· YALSA's Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature The Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for young adults each year. Find more information on Printz, including past winners, biographical information on Michael L. Printz, policies and procedures, and how to nominate a title.
· YALSA's Margaret A. Edwards Award The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for lifetime contribution to young adult literature. Find more information on the Edwards Award, including previous winners, biographical information on Margaret A. Edwards, policies and procedures, and how to nominate an author and title.
· YALSA's Alex Awards The Alex Awards are given to 10 adult books with special appeal to young adults. Find more information on the award, including past winners, policies and procedures and how to nominate a title.
· The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
And many, many more!!