By Casey Wilson
- Recent days have seen the loss of two more beloved authors of children’s literature: Elise Minarik, who wrote the Little Bear books, and Donald Sobol, author of Encyclopedia Brown. The links take you to their obituaries, which are both worth reading, I think.
- Neil Gaiman will be writing (has written) more children’s books, which is most excellent news. Check the link for one of the illustrations from Chu’s Day. Also exciting, but unrelated to children’s literature, is the news that he will be writing more Sandman.
- Word officially broke this past week that Mockingjay will be split into two films, though it’s been assumed to be the case since early in the production of The Hunger Games.
- And in the never ending discussion of censorship and YA books, author James Dawson discusses the rules for swearing he has encountered as a writer.
Casey is a PhD student.