Outside my window there’s a perfect blue sky, sun, and lots of new tulips stretching their heads up in my neighbour’s front garden. To boot, there are so many delightful things around the kidlitosphere this Easter Sunday. So grab your cup of coffee, or your Easter bunny (mine came from here because I am special) and hang out awhile:
There’s a lovely interview at 7-Imp of Jane Yolen and her photographer son, Jason Stemple. Their books of poetry & photographs are gifts to teachers everywhere.
You’ve got to read readergirlz diva Mitali Perkins’ recent article for SLJ, Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids’ Books”. So many important ideas, expressed with eloquence. This is powerful stuff Mitali.
Longstocking Jenny Han has a contest going on at her blog. It’s a haiku contest inspired by her upcoming novel, The Summer I Turned Pretty. So… feeling poetic? Head over to Jenny’s blog and leave your summer haiku in a comment, then mention the contest at your blog and you’re officially entered. You could win an ARC and a USB mixtape of music that inspired Jenny’s novel. Cool!
A little interview with the super-private E. Lockhart at SLJ in which she mentions the Cybils in the same breath as the Printz and National Book Awards.
Finally, you must wander over to Miss Erin’s just to check out her fresh new blog design and smile at her happy-making banner photo. Love it.