Bookclubs for Kids

Yahoo News carried an interesting article about the sudden growth of family book clubs: Kids, adults join forces for reading, sharing. The article covers parent/child bookclubs run by bookstores, libraries and individuals. Some parents are even joining bookclubs for prereaders. The article says that reading is now cool. Golly, I always thought it was.

Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Awards

Skybreaker and Caramba win the 2006 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards. Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel is the sequel to Airborn. Caramba by Marie-Louise Gay is an interesting book about flying cats.