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Morning Notes: Shrek Obstacle Course Edition

PICTURE BOOKS ARE SHOCKINGLY GREAT

I love them too, kid. I love them too.

I CAN PLAY THE TUBA

Ann Patchett, well-known for her books for adults, has written a picture book. I’m always fascinated to hear how authors who write for grown-ups end up writing for kids. Patchett’s story begins with a chance encounter with the illustrator of Fancy Nancy. Click here to read.

BALTIMORE MAYOR PUGH RESIGNS AMID GROWING CHILDREN’S BOOK SCANDAL

Real Headline Alert! Thanks to A Fuse #8 Production reminding me about this bizarre story. Click here to read.

Hilda and the Mountain King by Luke Pearson. Out September 3, 2019.

What with all the new Hilda fans out there (post Emmy-nominated animated series), I feel like this might be the most anticipated installment yet.

Have you ever noticed the moon in Where the Wild Things Are? Because it might be the key to reading the book in a whole new way. Just some good old picture book theorizin’ going on over at Tales of an Elementary School Librarian. Click here to read.

Too many good tweets to pick just one, so I’m throwing a few in here . . .

I like this piece at Global News on how children’s books have changed over the last 10 or so years. They gather perspective from two book creators and a bookseller. Here’s Jon Klassen on the topic.

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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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