Hard as it is to believe, the Summer 2016 SCBWI Bulletin arrived just a couple of days ago, and...I have already read it! I know! I sometimes get a couple of issues behind.
If you are a SCBWI member and your Bulletin is floating around the house, here are some articles I recommend:
10 Ways to Gear Up for the Coming School Year by Alexis O'Neill. There were a couple of things new to me. One of them being the Five-Year Rule.
On Series by Bonnie Bader. What I found so interesting about this article is that Bader says that series are a great way "to hook kids into reading." This is a different spin on series Betty Carter's in the March/April Horn Book. Though she was more concerned with series' impact on reading competence than whether or not they encouraged children to read.
Art Tips by Manuela Pentangelo. It's about Pinterest.
And my writers' group colleague Jane Sutcliffe has a big part in the Bologna Children's Book Fair story about Melissa Stewart's Feathers. That's an interesting article, too, even if you don't know Jane. Or Melissa.