No picture available (the one on the left here is from a rather fabulous video) but word on the street has it that there’s to be a Hunger Games Barbie doll. So there’s the expected outcry, of course, but I’m thinking this one through. First off, Barbies are the number one most tortured dolls in America by my count. Every day is a Hunger Games day for your average Barbie. Seems to me that G.I. Joe couldn’t handle the horrors Barbie has seen. So with that in mind, sure. Make her Katniss. She’ll just end up bald in a toilet somewhere anyway.
- It’s Mad Men time again. Have you been keeping up with what Sally Draper is reading?
- Alan Moore is one of the finest graphic novelists living today. He also does a helluva duck quack. Observe The March of the Sinister Ducks.
- Would librarians ever have to pay for the right to read a picture book aloud in storytime? The Annoyed Librarian poses the question.
- Yay! The Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist is up and running (and we have most of those titles here in the States). Yay! The Carnegie Medal shortlist is up and running (far fewer here in the States . . . what does that mean about the state of U.S. publishing?).
- Daily Image:
You know, if this New York Public Library gig doesn’t work out, at least I now know that there are street libraries willing to take me in.
Pity the pay’s so lousy. Thanks to Mike Lewis for the link!