- Be sure to check out this week's Michigander Monday profile, of Mark Newman. Q&As with other Michigan children's book authors and illustrators will continue throughout the year, every other Monday or so.
- If you haven't already, take a look at the great list of books that have been nominated for the ALA Notable Children's book list. In terms of Michigan folks, nominee names that jumped out at me are Lynne Rae Perkins, Wong Herbert Yee, Patricia Polacco, Nic Bishop, and Erin & Philip Stead -- am I missing any other Michigan connections? Stepping out of Michigancentric mode, all the nominated books are topnotch! Final selections are made by the committee at ALA midwinter, and then announced usually in March. Congratulations to all the nominated book authors and illustrators!
- Stepping out of children's books mode and into general books mode, don't forget you've still got a chance to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate by pledging to read, some time this year, two of the books on the Michigan Notable Books list. You don't have to live in Michigan to participate. More details here.
- Do you read a lot of kidlit blogs, and though you mean well about commenting on the posts, you rarely do? But you've resolved to do better in 2011? Then MotherReader has a great challenge for you! I signed up this morning.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
This & That Thursday
It's a snowy day here in Michigan! I'm hoping to make some progress today on a few manuscripts, but first thought I'd check in with a few items: