Housekeeping

…aka linky time.

Charlotte at Charlotte’s Library does this wonderful and I’m quite sure time-consuming round-up of blog reviews of middle grade science-fiction and fantasy books, as well as related interviews and news. She does this every week. I think I might have mentioned before that I have a crush on her (in a book blog sort of way) and this is one of the many reasons why. Here’s this week’s round-up.

I recently joined the mail group for kid lit bloggers, Kidlitosphere (I know, I review grown-up books, too… but give me time). They do lots and lots of weekly memes which I could join, like Poetry Friday and Interview Wednesday. (I ask you, loyal readers, would you be interested in an author interview here? What kind of author would you be most interested in?) Anyway, I sent in one of this month’s children’s lit posts for their monthly Carnival of Children’s Literature, which they were kind enough to include. The November Carnival is at Wrapped in Foil.

Not too long ago, I was asked to fill out a survey about my daughter. One of the things they asked was how many books she owned, by which they meant how many children’s books were in our home. We did a rough guesstimate based on the number of shelves and came out at a couple hundred. That’s with me trying to keep our collection minimal and only buying books that I think we’ll love and keep going back to for a very long time.

You might remember earlier this year when I asked you to help with the Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou High School in Washington, DC. At that time, they had only one book per student. Now, thanks to everyone’s generosity, it’s up to four. But the ALA recommends eleven per student minimum, so the Guy’s Lit Wire is now hosting a Holiday Book Fair for them. You can read more about it, or just go over to Powell’s and go shopping. Thanks so much in advance for considering it.

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About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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