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BRIAN JACQUES 1939-2011

Sad news. Brian Jacques, author of the iconic Redwall series – pivotal reading for scores of youngsters – passed away on Monday. Click here to read School Library Journal’s article.

MICHIGAN CHILDREN’S LIT – UNITE!

A Fuse #8 Production has put out an all call for children’s lit related folks with ties to the mitten state. Click here to read and add your two cents.

JUDY MOODY ABOUT TO BECOME MORE MOODY

You thought she was moody before, just wait until she appears on the silver screen. Yes, a film adaptation of the popular series by Megan McDonald is coming to theaters. Click here for details, including cast photos. Click here to read about the film in the LA Times blog.

(Thanks to Kidsmomo for the link)

HUMANKIND MAY HAVE CREATED THE WORLD’S COOLEST READING LAMP

Take a look, do you disagree?

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Click here to buy.

(Thanks to Gizmodo for the link)

KIDS LIT IS MOVING

I’ve been reading (and purchasing books for my libraries based on) librarian Tasha Saecker’s reviews for years at her blog Kids Lit. She recently switched blog monikers (to Waking Brain Cells) and moved locations – be sure to make the move with her. Click here to visit her new site and subscribe.

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Over at Bookends, Lynn and Cindy share a genius reading promotion tool – the Good Books Bin. Steal this idea accordingly. Click the image above to read.

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I think The Ice Book is my favorite video of the year so far in terms of sheer creative uniqueness. This theater performance projected onto a pop-up book is like nothing I’ve ever seen. Click here to visit the Ice Book website.

The Ice Book from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

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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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