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THIS IS NOT MY FUSE NEWS

Ok, stay with me here. The other day I noticed that I have a channel called Fuse and that they do a show called Fuse News.

This may be funny (alright, mildly amusing) to librarians because the excellent blog A Fuse #8 Production does a weekly children’s lit link roundup with the same name. I was going to tweet a joke about being disappointed that they didn’t talk at all about children’s literature. But then, I saw that on the latest Fuse News they talked to Weird Al about his books for kids. Way to ruin my joke, Weird Al. It’s a slightly condescending conversation, but it’s hard not to like Mr. Yankovic. Click the image below to visit the Fuse website and watch.

NOMINATE!

Have you nominated a great book for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) yet? You only have a few more days. Click here to get your nomination in.

BEST BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS

School Library Journal has an article this month featuring some great new books for emergent readers. Definitely add these to your ordering plans (and pass the list along to parents/classroom teachers). Click here to read.

READERS ARE LEADERS

Scholastic did something cool. They got a slew of children’s lit luminaries (Kadir Nelson, Erin Stead, Harry Bliss, to name a few) to make a poster and film a short video around the theme of Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. The whole thing turned out great. Definitely share-worthy. Click here to see them.

DRIVE THE BOOK

In unusual news of the day, BMW made a book that you can drive.

(Thanks to Book Patrol for the link)

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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.