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Morning Notes: The Vapors Edition

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SAVE THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

What to do when school library funding dries up? How about a fundraiser auction featuring original artwork from some of the best illustrators children’s literature has to offer? This is exactly what New York’s P.S. 363 (A.K.A. The Neighborhood School) is doing. Godspeed. Click here to check out the auction

WHERE’S WALDO: THE ALBUM

Random bit of info time! Did you know Where’s Waldo creator Martin Handford illustrated the cover of The Vapors album Magnets back in 1981? A sign of things to come, I’d say:

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KANYE WEST: VINTAGE CHILDREN’S BOOK BUYER

I shared this on Twitter, but a story this important deserves a double dip. And I quote trusted news source theybf.com:

Kanye did his research and found out what books Kim’s father, the late Robert Kardashian, used to read to her as a child, and then presented her with vintage copies of them all, to read to their little girl.

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, JUDI DENCH TO MAKE ROALD DAHL ROMANCE

Real headline alert! The film version of Dahl’s Esio Trot begins filming next month in England, and some big names are on board. Click here to read.

MO ROKER

In case you missed it: Al Roker from The Today Show interviewed Mo Willems. On top of being a fun interview, it directly led to my dream three nights ago where Willems was creating a pigeon book for each of the 50 states (i.e.: The Pigeon Goes to Maryland), and he called me “Jack”.

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AWARD WINNER: BEST USE OF CATALOG CARDS

While I’ve been known to toss huge boxes of the things into recycling bins willy-nilly (to the utter chagrin of the Etsy community), librarian Hope Schneider turned old library catalog cards into a thing of beauty. She decided to send them to the authors who wrote the books listed on the cards. This is cool. Click here to read.

JOHN GREEN’S ADVICE, VISUALIZED

Have you ever seen Zen Pencils? On the site, illustrator Gavin Aung takes interesting/inspirational quotes from a variety of sources and turns them into cartoons. The latest comic features some wise words from YA author John Green. 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. Anne says:

    That’s actually pretty sweet of Kanye, assuming it, you know, actually happened. Isn’t she still married to the other guy? Let’s drop all this book talk and gossip.

    Does Hermes even make diaper bags? I tried to find them on their website but was distracted by the Little Hermes section which is selling pocket squares labeled as “urchin chic.” Here’s the description: “Oh Gavroche! Victor Hugo’s unforgettable street urchin has not only given his name to brazen Parisian enfants, but also to kerchiefs and other male neck scarves. We can pay him tribute without climbing any barricades with the revolutionaries. Here is a selection of twill Gavroches.”

    I have seen it all.

  2. marjorie says:

    Thanks, Travis, for telling folks about our auction! We will be crushed if we lose our library. And we have really cool work up for bid from Maira Kalman, Sophie Blackall, Jaime Zollars, Javaka Steptoe…lots of wonderful artists.

    I’m sorry it took me until now to say thank you, but I had PASSED OUT IN HORRIFIED SHOCK after reading about the Little Hermes Gavroche neck scarves. I sniffed some smelling salts and I’m OK now.

  3. Adrienne says:

    That bit about Kanye West is so sweet, and I love that comic with the John Green quote. You get an extra A+ today.

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