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Morning Notes: Ann Curry, I Apologize Edition

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A Fuse #8 Production’s review of the 2012 Youth Media Awards (a name I really like but feel is destined to be followed by “…you know, the Newbery and Caldecott” when talking to non-children’s lit folks) is like waking up to find you have one last piece of birthday cake left in the fridge. Click here to review the YMAs and savor the last slice of 2011.


For the second year in a row, the NBC morning show said “nah, we’re good” to the Newbery and Caldecott winners. Would it help if I took back everything I said about Ann Curry’s 2008 winners interview? Click here to read about the pass in Publishers Weekly.


But hey, we can always count on National Public Radio to cover the book stuff. They did a fine interview with Caldecott winner Chris Raschka. Click here to listen.


The Trailee awards were also announced at ALA Midwinter. Looking to generate some excitement about books in your library? Look no further. To see the best of the best, check out Watch. Connect. Read.


A funny thing happens when you subscribe to Awful Library Books – you begin to get desensitized to crazy. They highlight so many strange books that it takes something really nuts to stand out. Something like a nunchuck wielding 80s pop singer. Click here to see for yourself (and don’t forget to read the flap copy).


Ever wish the Hunger Games were real? Scratch that – that would be terrible. Ever wish you knew what district you’d live in if the Hunger Games were real? Here’s an unofficial map to consult. I’m in 10. Click here to check it out.

(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom 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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Jen says:

    That map of Panem is all sorts of fun! I was born in District 7. Johanna and I are like to branches on the same tree.

  2. Jess says:

    If I lived in Panem…I’d be underwater. Bummer for the Pacific Northwest.

    BTW, your link to the PW article about the Today show takes me to the same place as your comments about Ann Curry.

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