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Morning Notes: Sock Puppet Edition

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MATCH THE MEDALIST

The Horn Book just wrapped up a series where Newbery and Caldecott medalists pick their personal favorites. A couple I got on the first try, but Laura Amy Schlitz threw me a curveball. Gaiman, Pinkney, Creech – click here to test your skills.

NOT COOL, MAN

Take a trip to publishing’s dark side, where a few lame souls are playing Amazon for financial gain. Not children’s lit specific, but interesting nonetheless. Click here to read.

SPINE HUFF-PO-ETRY

Not much escapes the all-seeing eye of The Huffington Post. They recently did a piece on book spine poetry in which:

A: They shout out Nina Katchaudorian (the artist I discovered book spine poetry through)

B: They mention that Chronicle Books is putting out a retrospective of her work in the spring – nice!

Click here to read.

CHILDREN’S LIT SOMMELIER

You ain’t getting this at Barnes & Noble. Taylor Books in West Virginia has created children’s lit drink pairings. Click here to read.

SOUND THE ALARM

B.A.C.A. Alert! Click here to read.

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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. adrienne says:

    DENNIS RODMAN writing a children’s book? Really?

    I don’t know why this kind of thing continues to shock me, but it does.

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