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PIGS FOR A CAUSE

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The children’s literature community came together in a big way to support a bookseller in need. Click here to read.

UNFORTUNATE EVENTS NEWS

Neil Patrick Harris recently shared info on the upcoming Series of Unfortunate Events show on Netflix (he’s playing Count Olaf). Expect a different tone than the 2004 film. Click here to read.

(Thanks to EarlyWord for the info)

THE LIST IS LONG

In case you missed it, the National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced, and it’s a great group. Click here to see for yourself.

NERDY LISTENING

The Nerdy Book Club is slowly taking over the world. The latest evidence is The Nerdy Bookcast a podcast which follows the spirit of the website. I’ll be listening. Click here to listen.

COMING TO THEATERS?

There might be a Zita The Spacegirl feature film? Oh man – that’s cool. Click here for details.

(Thanks to LibLaura5 for the link)

DAHL FAIL

And I try to call myself a fan of Roald Dahl. On the occasion of his birthday (he would have been 100 this week) The Ringer talks about Charlie in the Whitehouse, the (perhaps) third and never completed book in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series. I had no idea. Click here to read.

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Pretty soon, I’m just going to turn this space over to Dylan Teut. I link to his Coming Soon picture book posts whenever they appear. And a new one (part four in the series) just went up. Every time I find a few that I didn’t know were coming. Click the image below to see all the good stuff coming next year.

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This is an old one that I missed. The New Yorker has a slide show of cartoons about children’s books. They’re funny!

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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. Ah, every link this week was something new to me. I was most surprised by news of the third Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book. It’s amazing all the not-quite-finished books and scribbles and stories Roald Dahl has: I can only imagine being the one fortunate enough to go excavating.