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Morning Notes: The Summer of Reading Edition

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BERNARD WABER 1921-2013

Sad news. Bernard Waber, creator of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Ira Sleeps Over, and many others has passed away. Click here to read more at School Library Journal.

ATTENTION: HIGH SHARE-ABILITY LEVELS

The Horn Book has a summer reading list up at their site full of excellent new recommended titles – perfect for sharing with parents and teachers. Click here to see it.

NEWBERY WATCH

Is it time to stop in on Newbery contender blog For Those About to Mock? Yes! It gets my award wheels turning, it does. Click here to head on over.

WORLDBOOK = DORKBOWL

As someone who has Worldbook encyclopedias on the shelf, this was sort of mind blowing:

 Morning Notes: The Summer of Reading Edition

Click here (or the image above) to enlarge.

(via Jomegat’s Weblog)

STUDY: MORE BOOKS USED FOR ART PROJECTS THAN FOR READING

This is not an actual study, but what with all the book modification art out there these days, it almost seems like it. This collection from artist Curt Lund is particularly cool. I’m going with the chemistry book as my favorite – it’s like walking into a tiny laboratory. Click here to see Lund’s work.

Chemistry 240x300 Morning Notes: The Summer of Reading Edition

(Thanks to Book Patrol for the link)

CALLING ALL GOOD IDEAS

Have an idea you want to share? ALSC is accepting program proposals for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and the 2014 ALSC National Institute. Click here to get submitting.

THE SUMMER OF #BOOKADAY

Over at The Nerdy Book Club, Donalyn Miller is talking Book-a-Day Challenge. 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. Thanks for the shout-out! And I have to agree with you — that World Book photo is pretty amazing.

  2. Colby Sharp says:

    2014 Newery buzz? I’m already thinking 2015…

  3. Sondy says:

    It’s quiet in the library on a Thursday night. I am so tempted to rearrange the World Book encyclopedias as pictured. Must. Resist.

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