Friday, February 22, 2008

New Blogs and Fun Stuff

New Blogs
One of the things I love about Poetry Friday is that we often have new people join us, and when they do, I learn about new blogs. Today I found my way to these two blogs that I'll be keeping a close eye on and visiting regularly.
Paper Doll - Lara, this blog's author, worked at one of the oldest literary agencies in the country for nearly 3 years, and before that interned at an educational publisher and was an independent contractor for a well-known children's publisher. She is willing to answer questions about agents, submissions, or children's publishing in general if you e-mail her. I predict lots of mail in her future.
Oh, and by the way, her mother is this amazing writer!

Audiobooker - Mary, this blog's author, is a middle school teacher-librarian, audiobook addict, and author of Book Link Magazine's audiobook column "Voices in My Head." Her post today highlights the book Blues Journey, by Walter Dean Myers and his son, Christopher. It includes an audio sample that is simply lovely. I must have this book in both print and audio format!
Fun Stuff
Horton Hears a Who - Teachers can register to receive a free animated e-book for this year's Read Across America event. This looks like great fun. (Thanks to Audiobooker for the link.)


  1. Thanks so much for your welcome message. I was delighted to discover Poetry Friday as well as The Miss Rumphius Effect. I'll be adding you to my "Daily Reads". Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi, Tricia-thanks for welcoming me to Poetry Friday. I'm very happy to do my part to share more poems.

  3. Hi Trica!

    So glad you've found Audiobooker, and thanks for your welcoming message. I really love Poetry Friday, as audiobooks & poetry were made for each other. Look for me to be a regular contributor!