I’ve decided to focus my contributions to Books Around the Table on links to sites that intrigue me. Some will have to do with kids books, others with writing, others with quirky sparks that might intrigue you as well. If you have links you want to share which do a similar job, I hope you’ll add them via the comments below.
My favorite this time around: The photo pictured above, of two kids on a jackass. It’s from small-town Anacortes Museum’s collection of 70,000 historic images (this in a town with a population of approximately 17,000 people!) newly digitized and put online as a searchable database. Here’s the link: https://anacortes.pastperfectonline.com/randomimages
Want a writing prompt? Find historic photos of a few unrelated people whose faces or circumstances interest you. Imagine a narrative that connects them.
Other interesting links this time:
- Goodnight Moon’s Margaret Wise Brown was an iconoclast. Who knew? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/02/07/the-radical-woman-behind-goodnight-moon
- Sometimes, your comfort zone is all about the relative scale of things. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-documentary/when-a-cruise-ship-is-as-big-as-its-port
- ALA Media Award winners 2022 – Newbery, Caldecott, etc.: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/01/donna-barba-higuera-jason-chin-win-newbery-caldecott-medals
- On teaching your kids to be lazy: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/opinion/teach-children-to-be-lazy.html?referringSource=articleShare
- Authors talk about their creative process: https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/01/20/authors-creative-process/