Over at Booklights I’m reviewing the Cybils winners for Fiction Picture Books, Nonfiction Picture Books, and Easy Readers. Stop by and lend your own comments to support these marvelous titles. (Don’t know what they are? All the more reason to head to Booklights!)
Kelly’s back! She’s got a new blog with a wonderful concept. Crossover: Books That Know No Boundaries will cover titles that go from adult to teen or teen to adult, with occasional forays into middle-grade books that make the smooth move. It looks like she may be slowly closing down Big A, little a for this new venture, but I think that the new blog fills a real gap in the KidLitosphere. Of course, just having Kelly back fills a gap in the KidLitosphere community and in my heart. (Awwwww!)
One of the bestselling preschool books of recent times was Walter the Farting Dog. At the same time, the American Library Association named as one of its best books Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, a book in which Mr. Rosen talks about his despair over the death of his son. I believe that, for most of us, what we want lies somewhere between a flatulent canine and overwhelming grief.