Diagram prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year 2014 - in pictures
Working Class Cats by Chris Balsiger and Erin Canning. A celebration of the cats to be found in New York City stores - and an entry for The Diagram Prize for odd book titles. I don't find this odd at all....
Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'
Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. "A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens." "Neil is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films." Click picture for report and here is his Cool Stuff: http://neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff
A luscious childhood: Beautiful books for children
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. A fabulous series of books. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine - The smallest one was Madeline.”