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GRAPHIC NOVELS ASK ‘CAN WE GET SOME AWARDS HERE?’

Both A Fuse #8 Production and Educating Alice recently wrote about what is becoming an increasingly gaping hole – the lack of ALA recognition for graphic novels and other illustrations-added books for young readers. An interesting debate, to be sure. Click here to read the Fuse #8 Production post. Click here to read Educating Alice post.

TELEGRAPH AWAITS THANK YOU AFTER DIVULGING STEPS TO BEST SELLER

Authors can let out a resounding “Oh, good” – Telegraph has provided the steps to writing a children’s best seller. Cipher, cipher, cipher, folks! Click here to read.

BATTLE OF THE GIANT LIBRARIES

I’m guessing you can name the biggest library in America, but how about the second largest? How about the third – okay, I’ll stop there. Stephen’s Lighthouse has a rundown of the libraries that are the most huge. Click here to read.

SEUSS SHOES

You like Seuss? You like Converse sneakers? You’re in luck. Click here for Seuss Cons.

(Thanks to Huffington Post for the link)

Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Currently #1 on the New York Times Picture Book Bestseller list.

You know the drill. A new Fancy Nancy hits shelves, it goes to the top of the bestseller list. This latest addition is no different, taking the top slot right out of the gate. Click here to view the entire list.

Looking to start a rock-solid graphic novel collection in your library? Already have one going, but interested in filling in the gaps? You can do no better than to check out the above post at Good Comics for Kids, who posted a list first shared at their ALA conference session. Click here (or the image above) to read.

Some tweets are more elegantly written than others. This one? On the less-decipherable side. Allow me to translate: Amber Entertainment has won the feature rights to Newbery winner When You Reach Me, with author Rebecca Stead set to co-produce. Click the image above to read the details in Variety.

Fans of the Chronicles of Narnia, take heed: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will hit theaters this Christmas. Check out the trailer below.

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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.

Comments

  1. I do agree about graphic novels getting more recognition. There are some that are both brilliantly written and illustrated that deserve more credit than what they get. And I’m totally getting a pair of the Seuss converse.

  2. T??nks for finally writing abouyt >Morning Notes: Suess
    S?oes Edition — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes <Loved it!

  3. Love it when you read about the same book in two places within minutes- 100 Scope Notes has a great review up today too! And the snort laugh funny piece is so funny- who are those people! I alternated between loving and hating them!