Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
"Children's author and historian Marc Aronson discusses the importance of reading nonfiction in developing critical thinking skills."
Here's the link:
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Monday, June 25, 2012
here. See which ones make the cut and what their various divisions include.
Monday, April 16, 2012
When it comes to the world of children's ebooks and apps, what everyone talks about is the difficulty for consumers to sort through and find material in the huge volume of choices out there. The flip side is the difficulty for producers of content to be found. Ruckus Media Group has launched their attempt to stand out by offering a retail platform for their own work and others' material, too. The article in Publisher's Weekly about it is here. Watch the CEO's promotional explanation of it below.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Book award lists are a good way to find a variety of interesting children's books. Many different groups give awards for different reasons. Best know in picture books is the Caldecott, of course, but there are lots more. There's a list of awards from the Center for Children's Books to peruse here. I got interested when I was told one of my books was honored this week. Awards shine a little spotlight on individual books and help us see the great diversity of children's books!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Recently, NPR did a story on the future of traditionally printed children's books versus children's ebooks and apps. Author and illustrator Roxie Munro gave her perspective. Listen here and check out her website here. Below is the promo for the app.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
It's always so interesting to hear other picture book writers and illustrators describe the creative process!
Meet Jez Alborough below, and visit his website, too. (If you want to view the video directly on YouTube, to see full screen, click here.)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I've been thinking about newfangled things like ebooks and apps and how media can change. As a person who once sat in the Peanut Gallery, I think this is a fun example of that. Enjoy the little girl who mistakes the big bad wolf for a member of the cast.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sometimes you find something so wonderful it gets you out of your blog blahs and inspires a post! This Kohler video was one of those things.
I had three boys, so I've seen a lot. Most little boys get into stuff. Many get passionate about stuff. Some little boys just really obsess about stuff. Later, they grow up to be men. Draw your own conclusions.