Cynsational News & Links

This past week most of my Web site visitors were from California and Virginia, so here’s a special howdy to them! The top search phrases (with links to related pages) were: young adult novels; Indian Shoes; writing for children; children’s book illustrators; young adult books; writing books; adult books; interracial children; and illustrators.

Children’s Picture Books with Librarians and Libraries: An Annotated Bibliography from Matthew Z. Heintzelman, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa Foundations of Library and Information Science. Subpages include: librarians and control; non-fiction books; spinster librarians; librarians as facilitators; miscellaneous librarians; maternal librarians; feline librarians; fearsome librarians; and reference bibliography.

Greg Leitich Smith blogs about Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind by Jennifer J. Stewart (Holiday House, 2004)(recent cynsational author interview).

Diva by Alex Flinn (HarperCollins, fall 2006): see the cover art, take a sneak peek, and read an excerpt. Diva is a companion to Alex’s Breathing Underwater (HarperCollins, 2001). See also Alex Flinn on Breaking Point (HarperCollins, 2002).

“How to Stay Sane When Nobody Within A Thousand Miles Believes in You :” an Institute of Children’s Literature chat with R.A. Nelson, author of Teach Me (Razorbill, 2005)(recent cynsations author interview).