Serendipity Saturday!

I haven't done a Serendipity post in AGES, so today is the day!

There's a fantastic list of Caldecott Medal Winners over on Squidoo titled: The Best Children's Picture Books Are the Caldecott Medal Winners   (found via Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Yet another reason I MUST get an iPad (once it gets a front facing camera and USB port!):
(found via readergirlz)

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Kid Lit blogger Lee Wind who writes about Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teen books and issues. His site has established a fantastic resource for all!

Best new site I've found: Literacy Toolbox.

Just as I was compiling my thoughts on the Hunger Games trilogy for what was sure to be an amazing post on Reading Rumpus, Adele, from Persnickety Snark, writes about Epilogues in a very thought-provoking post!

The Cybils panels are starting to form. I've always been amazed at the similar titles chosen between all the different kid lit. awards. It seems a good book is a good book is a good book ......
Example? Take a peek at Betsy Bird's thoughts on her School Library Journal picks for Caldecott & Newbery 2011 (and be sure to check the comments for more). I bet we'll be seeing some overlapping titles!

Tasha, over at Kids Lit, has a beautiful picturing of VOYA's 2009 Nonfiction picks.If I were choosing one to read, and I could only pick one - torture! - I'd have to pick : Oh My Gods!: A Look-it-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology. I just can't get enough mythology stuff!

Brimful Curiosities has a giveaway of the soon-to-be-a-movie title: The Capture: Guardians of Ga'hoole (Book 1) along with the first in author Kathryn Lasky's wolves series Lone Wolf: Wolves of the Beyond (Book 1). Hurry! It ends October 4th!

Seems Neil Gaiman is making a guest appearance on PBS's Arthur. GeekDad has a lot to say about it here and here. Boy! I like GeekDad's blog!

Since I always want to save the best for last....
Lane Smith's picture book It's a Book has me spinning so many ideas for my middle schoolers, I'm off to the bookstore! Never underestimate the value of a great picture book. They are awesome teaching tools for all ages. This one is destined to become a classic. Here's a peek:

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