Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Children's Book News, In Brief

Ugly authors everywhere are outraged by a fashion model's book being nominated for a children's book award. Something about the book being ghost-written, or some such petty, jealous nonsense.

Yikes. If those authors are worried about the integrity of kids' lit, they're really gonna love yesterday's announcement that Danielle Steel is writing a tome for tots. (Editor's note: And they wonder why kids don't read.)

Turning our attention to a more esteemed and established children's book author, J.K. Rowling's legal battle over the publication of a Harry Potter encyclopaedia has been delayed until mid-April. To tell you the truth, I'd almost forgotten about this case. But now that I've been reminded, I can't say as I like J.K. and her billion dollar bullying much more than the aforementioned authors and their crimes against the craft.