* The Arrival by the amazing Shaun Tan: a wordless narrative about the confusion and excitement in the immigrant experience. The surreal and endlessly detailed images that tell the story had me floored.
*The addicting website Just One More Book: a treasure trove of podcasts on children's literature. There are interviews with authors and illustrators, and reviews/discussions of excellent children's books.
* soft, warm croissants with hot coffee
* Shen's Blog: the official blog of Shen's Books, a U.S. publisher with a specialty in children's books on Asian cultures!
* lots of sticky glutinous rice cake at home because of the Chinese new year
* The blog of children's book illustrator and writer Elizabeth O. Dulemba: free cute coloring pages every Tuesday. Weee!
* teaching English to children
* book talks
* book trailers