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’
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)