Misc. announcements

The current issue of The Edge of the Forest is up and running for your reading pleasure. This is a monthly online journal of children's literature, well worth visiting if you haven't already.

The Cybils are coming! Nominations for your favorite books of 2007 open on October 1! I am tickled as all get out to be involved this year, as one of the ya fiction nominating panel.

The New England Independent Booksellers Association is meeting in Providence, RI at the end of this week. There's a Children's Books Author/Illustrator Dinner (sponsored by Bookazine) on Thursday night (the 27th, from 6-10, Westin Hotel, advance ticket required). The guest speakers include

Natalie Babbitt Jack Plank Tells Tales, Scholastic,
Helen Lester & Lynn Munsinger The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing, Houghton Mifflin and
Jerry Spinelli Love, Stargirl, Knopf.

I'm going to be there, feeling rather shy. Anyone else?

And finally, watch this space for the September Carnival of Children's literature, which should be up this evening or tomorrow morning...d.v.

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