MG Leonard shares some excellent writing tips just in time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
If you need artistic inspiration, Austin Kleon has created some virtual cards that offer suggestions for creative unsticking.
Kelly Jensen at Book Riot publishes a monthly summary of YA news. Plenty to talk about for October, including helpful round-ups to blog posts and articles about Meg Rosoff’s offensive comments about diversity. All of the links are very much worth following.
The other big issue in children’s lit last month was discussion about the problematic representation of slaves in Emily Jenkins’s and Sophie Blackall’s A Fine Dessert. Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes curates a bibliography of Internet conversation.
A Mock Sibert? The Sibert is probably my favorite of the ALA Youth Media Awards, so count me in! But I still have a lot of reading to do to be ready!
I loved Elizabeth Dallow’s list of 10 Great Picture Books About Art.
One of my favorite parenting blogs has some terrific ideas for Family Gratitude Activities. November is getting away from me, but I think I’m going to try one of these in December.
I didn’t realize that GoodReads was such a reliable predictor of Newbery winners, but Travis Jonker shares some persuasive book lists at 100 Scope Notes.
The New York Times announced the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015. This list always has some interesting surprises.
Who knew that NFL quarterback Andrew Luck was such a dedicated book nerd and #bookpusher4life?