the boom in children's books you should check out, I hope you helped break the world reading record through Jumpstart's Read for the Record. Some more fun things...you can find out what happened at KidLitCon 2011, and you have to head over to The Cybils and nominate your favorite children's and young adult titles (published between 10/16/2010 and 10/15/2011).
Anyone can nominate (one title per person per category) and you don't have to have a blog to nominate titles. There are a few rules that you have to follow though, but they are pretty simple. You only have until October 15th to get those nominations in, so be sure to head over to the Cybils blog, and start nominating your favorite titles! Still have to work on mine, but will definitely let you know my picks for the year--I've already seen some great ones that have already been nominated, so this is going to be tricky, but I'm always up for the challenge.