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KidLitosphere Happenings

Posts for the August Carnival of Children’s Literature are due today at midnight. Pick your favorite post of the month and use the submission form at Blog Carnival. The Carnival will arrive on Saturday at In Need of Chocolate.

The Cybils are back for 2009 and looking for judges. Make sure you read the requirements throughly before you sign on for a panelist or judging role. It’s a big time commitment — especially in the Young Adult categories — but a lot of fun. Like last year, I’ll be organizer and panelist for Fiction Picture Books.

There is still time to participate August’s Color Me Brown Challenge, which asks bloggers to profile books featuring characters of color. Having pulled together more than eighty reviews so far, Color Online is looking for a last-week push to one hundred titles.

How much time do you spent online in book blogging mode? Liz Burns wants to know, and has put together survey so we can all find out the answer. (I’m afraid to know.)

Liz also answered the wonderful questions for a reader asked by Shannon Hale. Finding Wonderland applied the questions specifically to Lani Taylor’s new book. Who’s next?

Justine Larbalestier is sharing some great thoughts on the wrong questions regarding writing, and Alvina Ling gives up the back story on Geektastic over at Blue Rose Girls.

Meanwhile, I’m getting psyched for the upcoming KidLitosphere Conference in Washington, DC, and hoping to get you excited too. Make reservations now before time runs out.


Beth Kephart said...

Love this update. Have many links now to follow up on! THank you for the time you put into this.

Tammy said...

KidLitosphere sounds like a blast. Wishing I didn't live all the way across the country in Idaho!

Suzanne Casamento said...

WOW! Lots going on! Thanks for all the great resources. : )