Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cybils Award Winners Announced Today!!

Cybils Awards

Today this year's winning books for the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards are announced!

Check out these fabulous books here.

I served on the Poetry judging panel and had a blast reading and discussing the finalists. My favorite thing about February 14 is falling in love with the best of the best!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kidlit Wikipedia project; here's an idea!

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Over at the Writing For Kids While Raising Them blog Tara is talking about making sure that all our favorite children's authors and illustrators are included in wikipedia. Say what you like about students using wikipedia for research... it's there and they do. So why not be part of making sure it gets a little better?

Tara is encouraging us to be part of the action. Pick a favorite children's author or illustrator and find out if they are there. Add or improve upon the article. Hmmm... great idea!! I can do that!

I am going to start by reading over the Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later posts and cross referencing to see who's included in Wikipedia. Where will you start?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

RIP Whitney, home and free at last

This one is my favorite of all her music.

"When the levies are broken, 
The walls are falling,
falling down on me. 
The rain is falling, 
defeat is calling,
I need you to set me free. 
Take me far away from the battle, 
I need you to shine on me. 

I look to you, I look to you. 
When all my strength is gone, 
in you I can be strong. 
When melodies are gone, 
in you I find a song. 
I look to you..."

a prayer to the God of my strength, and my redeemer!