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NO MORE CAKE

The aftermath of Scholastic pulling A Birthday Cake for George Washington continues. The story has been picked up by, let’s see…

The New York Times

TIME

NPR

BBC

CBS News

And others.

THE ART OF THE AWARD PLACEMENT

This week there have been a lot of librarians putting award stickers on books (visit the ALA store if you need some) I love a good medal placement post. I’ve talked about the topic in the past. Bottom Shelf books took it to the extreme last year. And yesterday Tales of an Elementary School Librarian shared some nice Newbery placement skills on Last Stop on Market Street and The Crossover. Click here to read.

SCARY STORIES TO WATCH ON A SCREEN

The children’s horror classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is going to be turned into a film, and helping make this happen is someone who knows a bit about twisted storytelling: Guillermo Del Toro. Click here to read.

(Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for the link)

SCARY ANIMALS TO WATCH ON A SCREEN

More children’s book adaptation news. Jumanji is headed for a reboot. Click here to read.

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Dog Man

Dog Man (Dog Man #1) by Dav Pilkey. Out August 30, 2016.

Recently on Instagram I came across a Dav Pilkey Dog Man account. I wondered, “What’s up here?” Now I have my answer. A new series with a main character who is “[P]art dog, part man, and ALL COP!” I’m looking into my librarian crystal ball, and I see this being the most checked out book next school year.

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Newbery 2017

What will win the 2017 Newbery? Heavy Medal recently shared some books to look out for – and you can add yours in their comments.

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It’s technically more than a week old, but it must be shared.

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While I’m still holding out hope that the #KidLitonEllen thing happens, it’s nice to see WBAL covering the recent Youth Media Award Winners.

(Thanks to @MrSchuReads for this 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.

Comments

  1. Thanks Travis for putting many of the Scholastic/Birthday Cake issues in the one spot.
    Great post all around, cheers.