KIRKUS REVIEWS NO MORE

The venerable literary journal will be closing up shop. See Tweet o’ the Week for more info.

THIS JUST IN: WORLD OF CHILDREN”S BOOKS ‘ROCKING’

Try to not get pumped up about the current state of children’s lit while reading Jon Scieszka’s report to the LA Times. The man makes it difficult. (Thanks to Meghan Newton for the link)

BLOGGERS TO EXPOSE SEEDY UNDERSIDE OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Elizabeth Bird (A Fuse #8 Production) Peter Sieruta (Collecting Children’s Books), and Jules Danielson (7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast) are teaming up to tell the scandalous, scurrilous, and shocking untold stories of children’s lit. Can’t wait until 2012. Read the announcement at Fuse #8, Collecting Children’s Books, 7 Imp.

LOCAL RESIDENT, BACKSTREET BOY RELEASE CHILDREN’S BOOK

Uh, actually, this is a real headline.

This tweet by @medinger (with a link to Publishers Weekly article) was the first I heard of Kirkus shutting its doors.

This outstanding clip from The Onion sneaks into the running for children’s lit video of the year. (Many thanks to Underage Reading for the link)

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