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CFP: Children’s Literature and Media Culture

August 31, 2012

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CFP – 21st Biennial Congress of IRSCL: Children’s Literature and Media Cultures Contemporary children and adolescents divide their time over many different media. These media do not develop in isolation. Rather, they shape each other by continually exchanging content and modes of mediation. This conference addresses the exchanges between children’s literature and adjacent media (oral […]


August 26, 2012


Without a doubt, things change and sometimes, we even know why. I haven’t heard mention made of it, but I’ve noticed this year the conventions are much later than usual. I can remember when I was little we’d take vacations to visit family in Chicago and the outings would always be planned so that we […]


August 25, 2012


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Adaptations by Malinda Lo release date: 18 September  

book review: Ask Me No Questions

August 24, 2012

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book review: Ask Me No Questions author: Marina Budhos date: 2006; Scholastic main character: Nadira Hossain   Ask Me No Questions is a story of crossing borders: crossing into Canada, into America and even into adulthood. While some are more visible than others, borders are often manmade and the source of conflict. Nadira tells us her family […]


August 14, 2012


Suggest a Title for YALSA’s Awards and Booklists! YALSA’s booklists and awards are taking your suggestions for next year’s awards and lists! Almost anyone (authors and publishers cannot nominate their own titles) can suggest a title for the 2013 lists. Be sure to bookmark the new URLs, as our forms have moved to the YALSA website. Don’t be […]

Nominate Your Favorite 2012 Book

August 13, 2012


Several months ago, the Pirate Tree Blog posted the 2012 Notable Books for a Global Society. As is often the case, while looking for something else, I came across the posting again. I looked over the list and wanted to grab several of them (all of them!) a blanket, and a cup of tea and […]


August 12, 2012


The Perseid meteor showers began this weekend! I started to go out to see them last night, but the air gets so funky here at night that I didn’t step outside. I love watching this annual display and may have to bite the bullet and step outside (Or breathe it, as the case may be.) I […]

book review: Vodnik

August 12, 2012


book review: Vodnik author: Bryce Moore date: Tu Books, 2012 main character: Tomáŝ When Tomáŝ was six, something happened that caused his family to leave Slovakia for the US. Ten years later, their house burns down and his parents decide that it’s time to return. His parents have no idea what’s waiting for Tomáŝ in Slovakia, […]

Saturday Trailer: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

August 11, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Meg Medina’s The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind was published in the US earlier this year and came out in June in the UK.  Medina created the Hope Tree Project to launch her book. She distributing art weight foil to Virginia high school students and […]