Check out the 2007 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture at the CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) by Patricia MacLachlan. Wonderful stuff and, nicely for those of us who are more visual, it has a video file to watch.
The Horn Book has released its annual list of recommended holiday titles. This is always a welcome list, helping to wade through the large number of holiday titles each year. Even better, Horn Book puts it out early enough to make it useful and get the books into the library in time for the holidays.
I have already read a couple of these. Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve continues the fun of the perpetually bewildered chicken, this time with a holiday theme. If you loved previous Minerva Louise books, try this one out. Perfect for quite small children to enjoy. And I just completed Little Rabbit’s Christmas, another in a series of books, that is charming and cozy. Perfect for reading with a cup of cocoa and a fire blazing.