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Morning Notes: Children’s Lit Billionaire Edition

48 HOURS WORTH OF READING

Every now and again, a thorough testing of reading limits is in order. The annual 48 Hour Reading Challenge has been announced (actually, pre-announced), and presents an excellent occasion to see what you can do. As always, MotherReader is hosting. Click here for more details.

THE OBVIOUS NEXT STEP IN SPINE POETRY

Thanks to Lindsey Lane and a DVD collection, I now know that spine poetry isn’t just for books:

(Thanks to The Daily Delaney for the link)

MAKE YOUR CHOICE

Voting is still open in the Children’s Children’s Choice Book Awards. If you work with kids, be sure to have them vote for their favorites. Click here to vote.

SPREAD THE WORD

As a school librarian, the article Alternate Funding Options for Author Visits caught my eye. Greg Pincus, writer and creator of the blogs GottaBook and The Happy Accident is trying out a totally new model for school visits. Click here to read about his project, Poetry, Spread the Word.

(Thanks to Cynsations for the link)

EBOOK SALES UP; PAPER BOOK SALES…

You probably know how this ends. Click here to read.

(Thanks to CrunchGear for the link)

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss. On shelves September 27, 2011.

The Bippolo Seed is mostly comprised of hard-to-find stories originally published in magazines in the 50s. NPR recently did a piece on the book. Click here to listen.

(Thanks to EarlyWord for the link)

It’s simple, really. Cake: exciting. Children’s lit cake: extra exciting.

(Thanks to Cheryl Rainfield for the link)

All the Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! fans, let me hear you say YEAHH! Fans of the NPR news quiz should get added enjoyment out of the following clip, featuring Wait Wait host Peter Sagal giving advice on writing a bestseller.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

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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.