Dog-Eared: May 2017

Dog-Eared: May 2017

Roseanne Cash reads “Power” by Adrienne Rich at last month’s The Universe in Verse. With Check Please! creator Ngozi Ukazu’s official launch of Check Please! Year Two in print at TCAF this month (Toronto Comic Arts Festival), what could be more fitting than new interviews and podcast interviews? Plus, a new website, if tumblr isn’t your thing. On […]

Dog-Eared: April 2017

Dog-Eared: April 2017

Sara Grochowski of Publishers Weekly interviews Jenny Han about writing YA – including questions on her forthcoming and much-anticipated Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Rick Riordan has a new imprint with Disney-Hyperion, called Rick Riordan Presents… The idea for the new imprint stemmed from the repeated requests Riordan gets from fans who can’t get enough of his mythology-based […]

Dog-Eared: February 2017

Dog-Eared: February 2017

“Rise to the occasion. Rise.” Roxanne Gay gave a keynote speech at the Winter Institute last month (January 27-30, 2017). The Children’s Literature Association has announced its unequivocal opposition to the US government’s immigration ban and endorsed the MLA statement on the 2016 disaster of a presidential election. The text can be found on the ChLA website, […]

Dog-Eared: January 2017

Dog-Eared: January 2017

The World Science Fiction Convention is considering an award for YA science fiction and fantasy. The Worldcon’s YA Award Committee has shortlisted possible award names, and is asking readers to vote. A short background can be found here, and the survey itself can be found here. Voting is open until March 15, 2017. Cheryl Klein […]

Dog-Eared: New and Exciting in the World of Children’s Literature in October 2016

Dog-Eared: New and Exciting in the World of Children’s Literature in October 2016

October is full of upsets so far. Tommy Wallach…V.E. Schwab says it better than I do. Read her post. Related to this issue but important for its own reasons, Tom Pollack wrote an incredibly heartfelt article about suicidal ideation. On to happier news, Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief series have new covers. Take a look. Also, I have […]

Dog-Eared: New and Exciting in the World of Children’s Literature in September 2016

Dog-Eared: New and Exciting in the World of Children’s Literature in September 2016

New and exciting in the world of children’s literature: Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief turns 20 tomorrow (October 1, 2016). Congratulations, MWT and Gen! And, with the re-release of The Queen’s Thief books 1-4 with new covers slated for February 28, 2017, could books 5 and 6 be far behind? *starry-eyed emoji* (Janet) This article is […]

Dog-Eared: October 2015

Dog-Eared: October 2015

New and exciting in the world of children’s and teens’s literature: This is the fifth year of *drumroll* the 90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival! The festival is, to quote organizer James Kennedy, “a video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies that creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.” […]

Dog-Eared: May 2015

Dog-Eared: May 2015

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes recently spoke beautifully on diversity and character-driven stories. Great music video promoting paper over digital books for The Book Man in Chilliwack. “I’m all about them books, no Kindle” http://youtu.be/Zz4tjFG2W98 An artist takes on the challenge of removing stigma by visually presenting the challenges of mental illness by creating 1 drawing […]