A New One
I visited a first grade class this morning and was asked a question I've never heard before. One of the kids wanted to know who my editor was. Usually they want to know how old I am and how much money I make. I've had other writers ask me about my editor (though I'm sure they want to know how old I am and how much money I make, too) but I've never had a six year old show any interest before.
More Award Nominees
Other bloggers are all hopped up about the nomination announcement for the National Book Critics Award. Since the Book Critics Award doesn't have a category for children's or YA books, I'm not going to bother with it.
Is Howl a Hottie?
At the Child_Lit listserv I read about a school staff reading book that got into a discussion on whether or not individual members would date Howl in Howl's Moving Castle . I would love to hear what some of their students thought of their teachers who think Howl is a hottie.