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ARCS FOR SALE!

There’s been a lot of talk about ARCs lately in the wake of ALA Annual. Controversy erupted over bloggers getting a bit too grabby with the free stuff. For me, this is much more discussion-worthy. @gcaserotti recently tweeted a photo of a public library selling advance reader copies. Your thoughts? Click here to see it.

UNFORTUNATE COVERS

You have to love a good gutsy blog post. Book bloggers tend to focus on what floats their boats, rather than what sinks them, and A Fuse #8 Production discusses some sinking boats in her A Series of Unfortunate Covers post. Click here to read.

CHILDREN’S LIT PICTIONARY

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Remember the show Win, Lose, or Draw? Teams of celebrities would play pictionary. Kidsmomo brings the fun to a recent blog post (minus the awkward Burt Reynolds appearance), challenging readers to name the book cover. Click here to test your skills.

BEST ODD AWARDS GOES TO…

Who’s up for some unusual award winners? I’m always game. The Mind the Gap awards from the folks at the Horn Book are out. Click here to read.

OSCAR-WORTHY INTERVIEW

I’m guessing you have heard about the Brain Burps About Books podcast at this point, but did you know that this week features an interview with children’s book creator and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Oscar winner William Joyce? Click here to listen.

A PAGE ISN’T A PAGE…

…it’s a leaf, folks. Learn all about the anatomy of a book from a dude with an English accent (always a plus) in this video from AbeBooks. Click here to watch.

(Thanks to @shannonozirny 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. Nice to see Swirl by Swirl and Naamah and the Ark at Night getting some love over at Mind the Gap. I don’t spend as much time with picture books as with middle-grade fiction, but I really liked both of those.

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