Ode to the Mother of Fiction Picture Books

Can I be honest? I’m still in a little bit of shock. I still pinch myself. Fiction Picture Books Chair for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. Wow. Cybils + Fiction Picture Books = MotherReader I’ll just put it out there – MotherReader (aka Pam Coughlan) is a rock star.  Oh, let me count the ways … 10. Pam is the mom of two girls. GIRLS ROCK. 9. She is a children’s librarian. My dream job. 8. Pam taught me how to “blog” kidlit and do it right. Any failures of execution are completely my own. 7. I can always count on Festivus to make me feel better. You should try it. 6. She spearheaded Kidlitosphere Central, aka the … Read more

UPDATED: Fiction Picture Books – Cybils 2012

The Cybils Fiction Picture Book category receives the most nominations by far. Meet the teams – round 1 panelists and round 2 judges – who will read them all and pick the best. The panel is chaired by long-time kidlit blogger and librarian Pamela Coughlan, also known as Mother Reader. Read more

Reading News and Children’s Literacy Roundup – April in Review

Terry Doherty of the Family Bookshelf adds to the April month in review roundups of literacy news. This is a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is produced with Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco’s Quietly. Read more