April 1st is the postmark deadline for California Young Reader Medal ballots. The 2010-2011 Nominees are posted at the CYRM website. You'll also find past nominees and winners. This is an excellent resource when you are looking for books from picture books to YA. The books are nominated by children and adults, but the final selection is decided by the vote of the readers so you know these are favorites with children of all ages.
Tonight is the first night of Passover and some great book suggestions on this topic can be found at The Booknosher.
Friday's Famous First: "There was once a little princess whose father was king over a great country full of mountains and valleys." The Princess and the Goblin by Scottish author and poet George Macdonald.