The one thing that children's writers need is readers. And so it seems logical to me that promoting children's love of reading should be one of our primary concerns. If not for altruistic reasons, then purely out of self interest. Because no one should take it for granted that readers will always be out there.Read the full article here.
A couple of other links that may be of interest:
The Guardian is putting together a new website dedicated to young readers and is asking for suggestions of what readers would like to see on the site.
Fans of Neil Gaiman's award winning The Graveyard Book might be interested to know that you can watch videos of the author reading the entire book on his website.