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Morning Notes: Spelunking Edition

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FROM BLOG POST TO LOCAL NEWS

Remember that post I did a while back about barcodes? The one that Matthew Cordell suggested I do? Well now it’s a news story. Click here to read.

BOOK IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Book & Me, a comic by Cherise Mericle Harper now running over at The Horn Book website. Harper explores the creative process and the tricky relationship between an author and social media. It’s pretty great. Click here to check it out.

ANSWER THE CALL

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is on the lookout for programs for the 2015 conference. Click here to submit a proposal.

YOUR WEEKLY B.A.C.A. ALERT

Who is the latest celebrity author? Click here to find out.

AWARD UNKNOWN

Have you heard of the Bull-Bransom Award? I hadn’t until Julie Danielson wrote about it over at Kirkus. Pretty cool to learn about, but the winner gets a decent chunk of change. Click here to find out more.

MEOW IS THE TIME

End of the year is books back time around school libraries. Librarian Karen Kayir created some memes to help encourage her students. Gems like…

Library Book Meme

Something you might want to try in your library? You can use websites like memegenerator.

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Mellops

The Mellops Go Spelunking by Tomi Ungerer. Out September 7, 2015

Over the last few years I’ve gotten to know Tomi Ungerer thanks to Phaidon, who has been reissuing his books. I’ve talked about my Mellops love over at The Nerdy Book Club, and I’m excited this reissue is coming in the fall to add to the series.

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Cordell Blog

In news that makes your eyes well up with how wonderful the world is sometimes, Margie Myers-Culver donated 200 copies of Matthew Cordell’s Wish to new parents at her local hospital. Well done all around, guys.

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Bury this book in your backyard. Really, it’s okay.

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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.

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  1. Voting for “Battle of the Picture Book Barcodes” continues through June 29th online at http://www.rodmanlibrary.com. The news story mistakenly describes the back cover of Scieszka’s “The Stinky Cheese Man” for “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site”. Sorry about that, guys!