SESAME WORKSHOP GETS INTO EBOOK GAME

Is it just me, or does it seem like ebook news is coming fast and furious lately? The LA Times reports that the folks who bring Sesame Street to the world will also begin offering digital books.

BEST COMICS OF 2009 ANNOUNCED; MICHIGAN LIBRARIAN’S BUDGET STRAINED

I love/have an issue with “best of” lists from reliable sources. Why the conflict? There are always undiscovered gems that pop up and make me further overspend my budget. That’s a good problem though, right? Good Comics for Kids has just released their best of aught nine picks, and it’s loaded with great titles (like the outstanding Toon Treasury, which I finally looked through at the bookstore this week – required purchase), and some I’m looking forward to checking out (I’ll be keeping an eye out for Leave it to PET!).

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. Release date: March 23, 2010.

A bit YA for these pages, but what the heck. Whether Bookends was asking for it as a stocking stuffer, Educating Alice was looking to discuss it further, or Charlotte’s Library was reviewing it and giving it away, the latest from Megan Whalen Turner (click here for a WBBT interview of Turner by HipWriterMama) was getting plenty of buzz.

How do decide which books to save first? Smell them.

Cover designer and recent interviewee @boydesigner (Chad W. Beckerman) points us to a recent New York Times essay by Joe Queenan about the odd discomfort he felt when reading a beloved book with a bad cover.

Jon Scieszka stops by the CBS Early Show to share some great children’s lit gift-giving picks. Scieszka is awesome. (Thanks to A Fuse #8 Production for the link)

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