Monday, April 24, 2006

Happy Belated Birthday Bill!

Coutesy of Semicolon - and found through Here in the Bonny Glen, I learnt that yesterday was William Shakespeare's Birthday. So Happy Birthday to the Bard!

Also courtesy of the Bonny Glen - I discovered that the next Carnival of Children's Literature is in May and will be hosted over at the Glen again. Deadline for submissions is May 20. So lots of time to think up something good.

Fuse 8 points out another poke at Munsch's Love you Forever over at Gotta Book.

And many of the kiddie lit bloggers are blogging about THIS. Sarah Hepola shut down her blog and explains why. In short, blogged for five years and at first thought it would help her write - then discovered it prevented her from writing. Chicken Spaghetti picked up on it and Gail Gauthier at Original Content has a good post on it as well - being an author herself. The Chicken Spaghetti post also has a cool link to some other good picks for kids books from Publishers Weekly. Also be sure to check out the cool new format of her blog.

Another recent hot topic is the fact that Horn Book has been getting threats from a publisher regarding its reviews! The publisher feels that they should ask permission first before reviewing their books. Fuse 8 also chats about it here, as does A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cosy.

An third in the hot topic rankings is THIS. Parents are upset about a storybook called King & King which is a fairy tale about a gay couple. Horn Book has reviewed it HERE and chats about it on the Read Roger blog HERE.

In lighter fair Read Alert has a fun link HERE to a site where you can write your own YA novel.

Finally, Cachibachus has a link to a site called Blog Traffic Central which offers tips on how to increase traffic to your site. Felt good to know that we were already doing a lot of them :)

And on a last point - happy to report that this is our 200th post since going online last August.

Cheers for now!

2 Comments:

At 10:06 PM, Anonymous BlogTrafficCentral said...

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At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Susan said...

Louise, thanks for the mention! You've rounded up some interesting links that I'm headed off to check out right now!

 

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