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Morning Notes: Fleischman’s Beard Edition

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THE READING SLUMP

You’ve been there, right? Nothing sounds good. You start books and don’t finish them. I know I have been in my fair share of reading droughts. Donalyn Miller wrote an honest, bold post at The Nerdy Book Club blog about the topic that has definitely hit home with a lot of readers. Click here to read.

WHEN EVERY BOOK IS A GIRL BOOK OR BOY BOOK

Are picture books getting more gendered? A Fuse #8 Production points to some signs that say yes. Click here to read.

PLAYING FOR A CROWD

The E.B. White Read-Aloud Award is always one of my favorites because it isn’t just another best book thing – the winner must work for a crowd. The finalists have been named and they’re worth checking out. Click here to check it out.

THE GREAT AUTHOR QUIZ

Can you name these authors and illustrators from pictures of them in their younger days? The Horn Book brings us the challenge. Click here for the quiz. Click here for the answers.

THE PROS AND CONS OF E-READING

The folks at WebJunction Illinois asked me to guest post about e-readers in the school library. Click here to check it 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. Sondy says:

    That’s fun — the first three E. B. White Middle Reader finalists were also chosen by the Cybils committee I was on — Middle Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction. (The last, Wonder, was a Cybils finalist in Middle Grade Fiction.) So no surprise I like their choices!

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