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Morning Notes: Harry Potter à l’École des Sorciers Edition

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WHY THERE’S NO FRENCH HARRY POTTER

Real headline alert! Is the French children’s literature scene … lacking? That’s what the author contends here. Seems like a case of broad brush painting to me, but interesting nonetheless. Click here to read.

 

TOP 20 BOOKS: SCHU EDITION

Over the last week or so, I’ve been sharing the most popular books in my school libraries, but I’m not alone. The Picasso of Twitter, John Schumacher, is divulging the most checked out books at his school, complete with videos for each and every one. Click here for #20-11. Click here for #10-1.

 

REMEMBERING PETER SIERUTA AT ALA

It’s been a year since reader, writer, librarian, and critic Peter D. Sieruta passed away. Some folks have organized a gathering at the upcoming ALA annual conference to remember Peter. Hope to see you there. Click here for all the information.

 

AWFUL LIBRARY BOOKS: VANCOUVER EDITION

There goes our pal Shannon Ozirny, weilding her power over the local Vancouver news media for our enjoyment. This story about weeding in the library is one you should check out. Click here to read.

 

SUPERMAN IN THE CEILING

What would you do if you found the holy grail of comic books, Action Comics #1, in your house? Hopefully not get in an argument and rip off the back cover. Click here to read.

 

B.A.C.A. ALERT

Well, Jim Carrey has written a children’s book. Click here to see it.

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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:

    Jim Carrey? No. Just no.

  2. Sondy says:

    It’s astonishing to me that no one bothered to tell Jim Carrey what a truly awful idea for a picture book that concept is. Sadly, it will still sell.

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