Subscribe to SLJ
100 Scope Notes
Inside 100 Scope Notes

Morning Notes: Road Trip Edition

Morning Notes Banner

Headlines Banner

THE 2019 YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS: ENHANCED

Good news time. The most prominent awards in children’s literature is about to get more diverse. Beginning in 2019, the Youth Media Awards will “highlight titles selected by the American Indian Library Association (AILA)Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)“. Click here to read the full announcement.

THE CROSSOVER

Author Kwame Alexander is adding publisher to his repertoire next spring when his new imprint Versify debuts. And the first batch of books sound pretty interesting. Click here to read.

ALL THE PODCASTS

Sorry to see All the Wonders is closing up shop, but their podcasts (Picturebooking, Books Between, and All the Wonders (now rebranded The Children’s Book Podcast)) will live on.

ARE THESE BOOKS NOTABLE OR NOT?

I am (sadly) not attending ALA Midwinter this time around, but if I did, I’d definitely check out the Children’s Notable Books discussion. Click here to see the books the committee will discuss and when.

THE SEXISM OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Disappointing. The Guardian conducted an in-depth analysis of the 100 most popular books of 2017 and found that female characters were massively underrepresented. Click here to read all the findings.

Book Buzz Banner

This is a hard one. Should I send you all to the latest Coming Soon: 2018 Picture Books Part Eight at Mile High Reading? Probably. Should you check out the latest Katherine Applegate book at Watch. Connect. Read.? Yes. I should definitely share the Fall 2018 Children’s Sneak Previews at Publishers Weekly? Uh huh. And what about this:

Mo Tweet

Yes, you’re seeing that correctly – a new early reader series by Mo Willems. It’s been a good week for buzz.

Post of Week Banner

Seuss Films

Lots of Seuss-related animated film news here, including a . . . prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Click here to read.

Tweet O' Week Banner

I think I speak for us all when I say I really would like to have Gary D. Schmidt as my teacher.

Share
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. Benji Martin says:

    Thanks for the Notables shout out. Discussions are much better when there are a lot of kid lit fans there listening.

Leave a Reply to Benji Martin Cancel reply

*