Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ongoing goings-on

Have any of y'all been following Fuse #8 as she lists the results of her Top 100 picture books poll? It's mighty fine stuff. She's up to number 8... but number 11 held a very soft spot in my heart. Are your favorites up yet?

Also... a yearly event returns! It's Children's Book Week next week. The Children's Book Awards will be announced in conjunction with the week on May 13th.

And MotherReader has announced the Fourth (!!!!) Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge for June 5-7th. How much you gonna read? (BTW... M.R. is a stop on the Chicken Butt blog tour. Would I make that up? No. Of course not!)

Finally... there's a new blog in town (okay... there are many) that's well worth checking out: Booklights over at the PBS Parents site. You'll see some familiar faces over there (well, familiar to me!) and get a ton of great info, too.

There's more, of course, but now I gotta book. I've got some blog reading to do!


Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for the Booklights plug, Greg! And I agree that it seems oddly fitting for MotherReader to be a stop on the Chicken Butt blog tour. She is, after all, the originator of "Weird-A** Picture Books", I believe.

MotherReader said...

Thanks for the double shout-out (that's bonus points!)for 48HBC and Booklights.

Jen, thanks for pointing out the Chicken Butt/WAPB connection. How did I miss that? Next week I'm getting that joke in there.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Greg! How do I learn how to join in the Twitter chat? I'm fairly new to Twitter, and I checked it out from the sidelines tonight... looked fun!
--Mary Cronin

Greg Pincus said...

Mary - you can find the details about the poetry chat here:

We chat every Thursday on Twitter at 9 PM Eastern/6 Pacific. The best way to follow along is via Tweetchat or another Twitter client like Tweetdeck. I hope you join us!

Greg Pincus said...

MR and Jen - it's a pleasure to plug the Booklights blog!

And yes, MR... you've got yourself a WA... well, actually, a WBPB there. Get that reference in!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, Greg. I'm going to try it!