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ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF READING IS OF BOOKS FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Real headline alert! While the math is a bit fuzzy, there are some compelling facts here. Click here to read.

(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for the Link)

BOOKS HELPING BOOKS

A bookshelf made of books:

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(Thanks to BoingBoing for the link)

BOOKS IN THE YEAR 2000

Ah, predictions of what the future will be like. So true, so way off. Click here to read.

(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for the link)

ODDEST BOOK EVER?

I’m at a loss for words on how to make sense of Have a Carrot: Oedipal Theory and Symbolism in Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny Trilogy by Claudia H. Pearson. Click here to experience this book.

(Thanks to Picture Books Review for the link)

BEST SHIRT FOR THE E-READER AVERSE

If you read my post from yesterday, you know I can’t sport this with a clear conscience, but I can still enjoy the humor of the latest book-related shirt from Unshelved:

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Click the image above to purchase.

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Publishers Weekly looks into the crystal ball to highlight spring releases from just about every publisher out there. David Small, Lauren Child, Adam Rex – plenty of gems to discover here, but this is perhaps the most intriguing:

Clarion makes waves with Teen Boat! by Dave Roman, illus. by John Green, a comic that blends the angst of being a teen with the thrill of being a boat

Huh? Read more about the book at Dave Roman’s website. Click here to check out the entire preview.

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Last week I posted about a recent NPR interview with Maurice Sendak that showed a more tender side of the children’s lit legend. This week, we get the fire. Sendak is spirited as he tells his story and gives his opinions on e-books, Roald Dahl, and … Gweneth Paltrow (?). An interesting interview, to be sure. Click the image above to read.

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@shannonmiller points the way to an excellent roundup of the who’s who and what’s what of the National Book Fest. Click the tweet above to read.

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This year the children’s lit classic The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50 years old. A documentary has been made about the book, featuring Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer. I think my favorite part of the trailer below is when Juster lists the three “problems” folks had with the book when it came out.

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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. Jonathan says:

    I’m still hoping that the author of “Have a Carrot: Oedipal Theory and Symbolism in Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny Trilogy” contacts me at some point so I can figure out her angle. The reason I found the book in the first place was because I was thinking about writing a satirical essay on supposed hidden symbolism in Goodnight, Moon. I guess she beat me to the punch.

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