Classic Books Become London Benches. I want one of these to go in my front yard.
Be thinking about being a CYBILS judge. The call for judges will open on August 18th and close September 5th. You can ask to be a panelist (read LOTS of books and narrow down nominees to finalist list) or a judge (read five to seven finalists in one category and help choose a winner). Book nominations for Cybils Awards in multiple categories will open October 1, 2014.
Also, do you know about Kidlit Con 2014? Itâ€™s conference about blogging and children’s literature to be held in Sacramento, CA, October 10-11. This yearâ€™s theme is Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Childrenâ€™s Lit: Whatâ€™s Next?. Mitali Perkins will be the keynote speaker.
The 1963 Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is being adapted for a new movie. (Madeleine L’Engle said of the 2003 TV movie that it met her expectations. “I expected it to be bad,and it is.”) Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen, will write the new Wrinkle in Time movie.