Hulk (re: Me) Smash!
You know who knows far more about children's reading habits, preferences, and what's "good" for them than trained children's literture specialists? The Wall Street Journal. No, really! According to them we're raising a nation of "cereal-box readers" because our kids aren't perusing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in their spare time. Should you wish to feel the delightful taste of bile rising to the back of your throat, check out this article on how the Children's Book Council and ALSC are single-handedly destroying our nation's youth. Special thanks to Jen Robinson who also posted Shannon Hale's response.
And many many thanks to bookshelves of doom for the links.