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ARE YOU DONE WITH DEWEY?

School librarian Tali Balas Kaplan is, and she’s sharing her reasons why on the ALSC Blog. Can’t say I’ve seriously considered the switch, but I’m hearing of more and more public and school libraries moving on from the system Melville built.
http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2012/04/done-with-dewey/

ARCHIE COMICS – NOT WHOLESOME

Bookshelves of Doom brings us the behind the scenes legal fight for the future of Archie Comics. It’s fairly sordid stuff.
http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/bookshelves_of_doom/2012/04/behind-the-scenes-of-archie-magazine.html

GOOGLE E-BOOKS – NOT INDEPENDENT

For a while, you could buy Google e-books through your local indie bookseller. No more.
http://mhpbooks.com/google-abandons-indies-again-but-says-they-really-mean-it-this-time/

PHOTO: PRESIDENT WILD THING

I recently posted the video of the first family reading picture books at the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt, but I think this picture from Teacher Ninja sums up the event best.
http://www.teacherninjas.com/2012/04/best-picture-of-obamas.html

READ THESE BOOKS ALOUD

The E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards were recently handed out. While I think something smells fishy about the siblings Meloy tying for Middle Reader award, it was great to see good ol’ I Want My Hat Back nab another shiny sticker.
http://news.bookweb.org/news/winners-2012-indies-choice-and-eb-white-read-aloud-awards-announced

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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. Jim Randolph says:

    Thanks for the link. Here’s my other favorite pic of Obama from last week: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/president-obama-nichelle-nichols-vulcan-salute-star-trek-308171

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