What children’s book goes best with Chocolate Paté in Orange White Chocolate Cream?

The Harry Potter economy

The lure of illustrated children’s books

Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them

Importance of Make-Believe in Kids’ Development

Illustrations from a collection of Soviet children’s books from the 60s, 70s, and 80s

Penguin Podcast – This Week: “How to Take Over Teh Wurld” – discussion of the popularity of the Cheezburger network sites

An interesting consumer perspective – Here’s a story about Personalizing Kids’ books

Children’s Book on the Exercise Trail

Deja View: The Internet Devalues Everything It Touches…

Intriguing Predictions from Futurist Thomas Frey - Trends to Watch in 2010 – Bookless Libraries


  • In less than 20 years, the majority of libraries will no longer have traditional printed books in them.
  • Since digital libraries have a much smaller labor component, the demand for traditionally trained librarians will drop over the next 20 years to less than half of what it is today.”

an Editor’s Blog -  Why professional editing is in a state of transition

Telegraph – Grown-up readers need picture books, too

North Adams Transcript – A revolution in children’s books

Guardian – Ursula K Le Guin has resigned from the writers’ organisation in protest at settlement with Google over digitisation

Poetry Foundation – 2000-2009: The Decade in Poetry

School Library Journal – Best of the Decade: A Look Back at Children’s Literature from 2000-2009

ScrippsNews – Corner-books: The best children’s books of 2009

This is Exeter – Steven Speielberg buys film rights to children’s book

Something for fun: – ResearchBuzz – Flickr Poet: Find Images to Illustrate Your Poetry

Farm Lane Books Blog – Writing for Children – child’s play – or is it?

Kansas City Star – NKC school board votes to keep challenged book in elementary libraries

Philstar – Expressing the inexpressible – children’s edition

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