LEGO's sets honor Hans Christian Andersen
December 17 2004
LEGO Group is to partner the H.C. Andersen 2005 Foundation and HCA abc
Foundation and celebrate Hans Christian Andersen’s 200th birthday in April 2005.
The partnership will involve a variety of activities in a LEGO environment –
including the launch of several products based on the Danish writer’s famous
Terror Tragedy in London
July 8, 2005
"In the wake of the terrorist attack on London’s public
transportation system on July 7, 2005 that killed more than 50 people, countries
including the U.S. tightened security in their own transit systems and a somber
vigilance occupied the minds of commuters around the world. Security experts
from the Fletcher
School and Fletcher doctoral candidate Erik Dahl believe that more can be
done to prevent incidents like this from recurring."--TUFTS e-news [ Visit Website ]
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Top-Tier Children's Editors at PPWC
April 22-24, 2005
Pikes Peak Writers Conference, April 22-24, brought the New York literary marketplace to Colorado Springs. In addition to editors and agents representing other genres, the 2005 conference faculty included two outstanding children's editors from New York: Nancy Siscoe, Associate Publishing Director and Executive Editor with Knopf Books for Young Readers and Tracy Gates, Executive Editor at Viking Children's Books.
2005 Newbery Award: Call for Suggestions
Nov 15, 2004
Out of the thousands
of children books published every year, only one is selected to receive the Newbery
Medal and a few others are named Honor books.
It is the Association
for Library Service to Children, ALSC, who
awards the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution
to American literature for children. The Newbery Award
Selection Committee follows specific terms,
in making their selection.You have to be an ALSC
member in order to submit titles to the Newbery Committee
for their consideration. December 17th is the deadline to send suggestions in.
Then, in January, the 2005
Newbery winner will be announced.
May 8, 2004
Thinking of adopting? Have you already adopted and have questions about
your little "angels?" Well, if you live in or near Larimer County,
Colorado I have great news for you! Along with Cherry Sokolosky, I direct
an adoptive parents support group under the
auspices of Larimer County Human Services. I have also launched an adoption
doings message board on the CCF site where you can join already
going discussions on adoption or start one of your own.
2004 Best Books for Young Adults Nominations
Nov 5, 2003
As of November 1, 2003, 207 books have been nominated for Best Books for Young Adults. Visit the YALSA website for more information. Have you or your teen read these? Which ones did you like best? Why? Come on to the CCF forum and tell us about them!
SciFi & Fantasy Book List Site
July 16, 2003
We stumbled upon a veritable treasure for SciFi/Fantasy book lovers. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book List site lists over 4,000 authors. We've got Research Buzz to thank for this find. Click to read their article. [ Visit Website ]
Capturing Kids' Hearts And Minds
May 12, 2003
A Tufts University's e-news article tells us that, Robert Munsch, "always had a passion for storytelling. While working at a daycare center, the Tufts graduate realized that children would be quiet and behave if he told them stories. Now, as one of Canada’s all-time best selling children’s authors, Munsch has more than 40 million readers who are willing to listen." [ Visit Website ]