Thursday, September 29, 2005

Helen Cresswell Obituaries

British author, Helen Cresswell, died this week aged 71. There have bee a number of tributes in the British Press.
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article315482.ece
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4286364.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1580373,00.html

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Animalia bound for the small screen

http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?area=101&article=26619
The series, for Ten Network in Australia, is based on the alphabet picture book by Graeme Base.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Happy 10th Birthday Internet Public Library

The timeline of its development is online at http://www.ipl.org/div/anniversary/timeline.html
Nancy Drew is popular with granddaughters of her original readers

Seventy-five years since they were first published the adventures of Nancy Drew are being read by a new generation. In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Nancy Drew, the University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections presents the exhibition Nancy Drew and Friends: Girls' Series Books Rediscovered. Rad about it in The Washington Post at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/21/AR2005092102252.html

Sunday, September 25, 2005

GOT YOU! The Bottersnikes and Gumbles Fan Site

Worth a look is this fan site for S.A. Wakefield's classic series
http://www.bottersnikes.ubiquedesign.com.au/index.html