Friday, February 24, 2012

FFFT: Things that make me squeal

GO AWAY I'M READING. I want these. I want all of them. And you can download them free!

We all know how much I looooooved Divergent. And just released, a sneak peak of the next book in the series, Insurgent! Check it here!

I already covered the best YA books of last year. But how about the best kid's books of all time?? Check out this list of 100 Greatest Books for Kids!

and finally, from Shelf Awareness on 2/15:

             Quotation of the Day

The Art of Publishing 'Good Books for Bad Children'

"I was taken out to luncheon and offered, with great ceremony, the opportunity to be an editor in the adult department. The implication, of course, was that since I had learned to publish books for children with considerable success perhaps I was now ready to move along (or up) to the adult field. I almost pushed the luncheon table into the lap of the pompous gentleman opposite me and then explained kindly that publishing children's books was what I did, that I couldn't possibly be interested in books for dead dull finished adults, and thank you very much but I had to get back to my desk to publish some more good books for bad children."
--Ursula Nordstrom, who was head of Harper's department of books for boys and girls from 1940 to 1973 (from the book Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, which was showcased by the Brain Pickings blog).

1 comment:

  1. That is a great quote! I've read it before but enjoyed it just as much reading it again.

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