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Morning Notes: AKR Edition

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AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL

Sad news. As you’ve likely heard, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away this week at 51. If you haven’t read her essay for the New York Times Modern Love column, You May Want to Marry My Husband, go do that.

FAKE BOOKS

How are nonfiction children’s books explaining President Trump? Very carefully. Click here to read.

V BAD

“Alexa,” I said. “Play sad trombone.”

This update of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day made me laugh. Click here to read.

(Thanks to Educating Alice for the link)

BEHIND THE SCENES OF TONY

There’s a great piece in the New Yorker about TONY, written by Ed Galing and illustrated by Erin Stead. Click here to read it.

CHINA CRACKS DOWN ON FOREIGN CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Real headline alert! Click here to read.

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Are you in the mood to see some upcoming picture books (this is a trick – I know you are always in the mood)? Then head over to Mile High Reading. Dylan has the latest batch.

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Have you gotten over to A Fuse #8 Production lately to see her 2018 Caldecott predictions? I was doing some mighty big head nods the whole way through. Click here to read.

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Back in August, John Green devoted his Vlog Brothers video to Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and how she contributed to his career as a writer:

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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. Roxanne has an excellent post about the Chinese government’s decision: https://fairrosa.com/2017/03/14/chinese-government-to-restrict-foreign-picture-books-news-from-china/

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