1. Kitty Flynn has tracked down some more James Marshall material from our archives.
2. If you're bored and in Boston tomorrow night, I'll be moderating a panel at Boston College for the Foundation for Children's Books. Program description:
The Foundation for Children's Books presents a panel discussion "What Happens Next in Children's Books? On Tuesday evening, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Vanderslice Hall, Boston College. Roger Sutton, editor-in-chief of the Horn Book, talks with a panel of senior editors from publishers small, medium and large--Judy O'Malley of Charlesbridge Publishing, Elizabeth Bicknell of Candlewick Press and Margaret Raymo of Houghton Mifflin--about the changing nature of publishing books for children and youth. Topics will include the reign of fat fantasy, the decline in picture books, and the future of the new kid on the block: graphic novels.
Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating evening. At-door registration is $15. For more information, including directions and other events in our evening speaker series, please visit our website at www.thefcb.org.
3. Watch my head explode over at Seven Impossible Things before Breakfast.