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Morning Notes: Comics Improv Edition

MAURICE SENDAK BENEATH THE SURFACE

NPR recently interviewed the children’s lit legend, and found him in a reflective mood. An excellent interview that goes more in-depth than the typical Q&A. Click here to listen.

BOARD BOOK PRESENTED WITHOUT COMMENT

(Thanks to NOTCOT.ORG for the link)

BUILD THE BOOK, THEY WILL COME (HOPEFULLY)

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman (Boys of Steel) has an interesting idea to help sell his as-yet-unpublished nonfiction book – start making the book. His manuscript for 30 Minutes Over Oregon has received plenty of praise from editors, but no willing purchaser. So he enlisted illustrator friends to create multiple covers for his manuscript, to help generate some interest. Click here to read.

E-READER EXPANSION

Today Amazon steps up it’s eReader game with the Kindle Fire. Color, touch, invisibility (I would guess, but not confirmed). Two new eInk Kindles as well. Click here to read about it.

OH, GOOD…

…I’ve been looking for one of these:

(Thanks to BuzzFeed for the link)

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik. Currently #1 on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list.

A great book (click here for my review) with some great publisher support lands at the top of the pile. Click here to read the entire list.

This article from The Independent, Why Do Adults Read Children’s Books, has been making the internet rounds recently. A better title, perhaps, would have been Adults Are Sad. Click the image above to read.

I have four words for you: live action improv comics. @kishizuka points the way to a very cool session at the just-completed School Library Journal Leadership Summit. Click the tweet above to head there.

Wait, did Orrin Hatch just drop a Harry Potter reference on the Senate floor?

(Thanks to Gawker 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.

Comments

  1. Anne says:

    Between the HTML board book and the Robert Pattinson shower curtain, my Christmas shopping is already half-done!

  2. Thanks for the mention, Travis! I wish my post was as succinct as yours!

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