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‘MAGIC UNDER GLASS’ GETS NEW COVER

Bloomsbury caught a good dose of criticism last month over the whitewashed cover of Jaclyn Dolamore’s Magic Under Glass. They decided to give it another shot. Here is the new cover:

To these eyes, a considerable improvement. Click here to visit Charlotte’s Library for a more thorough discussion.

BATTLE OF THE KIDS BOOKS BEGINS

The Beyond Thunderdome of the children’s lit world. The March Madness of kid lit. The  Ultimate Fighting mixed martial arts of books for young readers. The 2010 Battle of the Kids Books is coming. Which books will enter the ring? A Fuse #8 Production has the video announcement.

MATTEL UNVEILS TABLET DEVICE FOR KIDS WITH “STORY BOOK” APP

Real crazy headline! The ebook news just keeps on keepin’ on. eBookNewser has the details.

(Thanks to GallyCat and @EgmontUSA for the link)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Seeing as how this has shown up on pretty much every children’s lit blog I read, it’s about time to bring it up here.

A Chair, a Fireplace & a Tea Cozy reviewed it. A Fuse #8 Production too. Educating Alice reviewed it (for the New York Times). Looking forward to reading it.

Barnes & Noble recently teamed with Common Sense Media, provider of book ratings and age guidelines. Does this sort of labeling ever work out? Publishers Weekly has the full scoop.

@gregpincus leads the way to some William Steig inspired curiosities.

Harriet the Spy comes to the small screen as a Disney Channel movie. Inevitably, a blog war ensues.

(Thanks to BuzzFeed for the link)

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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