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Morning Notes: Needlessly Frightening Edition

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‘A MERE QUARTER’

Little Golden Books turn 75 this year and NPR has the story covered. It makes for a pretty fascinating listen. Leonard Marcus and George Saunders even chime in. Click here to listen.

(Thanks to my dad for the link)

THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS – DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Real Headline Alert! And no, I don’t Do you? Rare book marketplace AbeBooks has their top 10. Click here to read.

KEEP PICTURE BOOKS FRENCH

Why so dark and disturbing, French picture books? The local tries to explain. Click here to read.

(Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for the link)

MEM FOX’S ORDEAL

In case you missed it: beloved Australian children’s book creator Mem Fox was at detained and treated terribly while trying to enter the United States for a conference. The New Yorker tells the story. Click here to read.

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Swing It, Sunny

Swing It, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Out September 12, 2017.

Sunny Side Up: you read that book? It’s pretty great. It’s always going to be a special book for me, since we covered it for the first episodes of The Yarn podcast. I was pleased to learn that a follow up is in the works, coming this fall.

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Over at the Omnivoracious blog, the author of the new Margaret Wise Brown bio shares the five most interesting things she learned about the children’s literature legend. Example: Brown left behind 1,100 manuscripts!

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Kwame Alexander on literacy for one minute and forty-five seconds. Time well spent.

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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. Great morning notes I guess. I would definitely check them out.

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