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Morning Notes: The Golden Crayon Edition

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SKYPING FOR A CAUSE Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli is doing something cool – Skyping with classrooms, charging 100 bucks, and giving all the money to help fight Alzheimers. If you are a school teacher or a librarian who would like to schedule a session during October or November, email Greg at info@gregpizzoli.com. HEY, TERRY On NPR, Terry […]

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: The Wall in the Middle of The Book by Jon Agee

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Jon Agee’s been making great picture books for a long time and I’m pleased to be able to share the book trailer for his latest, The Wall in the Middle of the Book. It’s a bit of a meta departure for Agee, but he pulls it off with flying colors – the book will make […]

Morning Notes: 2nd Day of School Edition

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LONGLISTIN’ The longlist for the Young People’s Literature category of the National Book Awards is here. Let’s have a look at the books: ‘HOW #METOO IS SHAKING UP THE CHILDREN’S BOOK MARKET’ Real headline alert! Or I should say “Innacurate Headline Alert!” The New York Post tries wading into the children’s book waters with this […]

Morning Notes: Riffing with Sendak Edition

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THE CYBILS WANTS YOU . . . Do be a judge for the annual Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary (AKA Cybils) Awards. Click here to learn more and apply. TAKING A STAND You read that piece in the New York Times yesterday? No not that one. The one about children’s book creators showing their […]

Books on Film: Pete the Cat Comes to Amazon Prime

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The blue cat (no, not that one) continues his world domination plan¹. Pete will soon be available to stream to a small screen near you. Watch the trailer below. https://deadline.com/2018/08/pete-the-cat-trailer-premiere-date-for-amazon-toon-series-starring-jacob-tremblay-1202446011/

Morning Notes: The Book That Sells Itself Edition

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#NEW PODCAST Inspired by the kidlit women hashtag that took off on Twitter in March, Grace Lin has started a kidlit women podcast, featuring essays and interviews. Click here to listen. SLY! School Library Journal’s School Librarian of the Year has been announced, and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty inspired. Click here […]

Books on Film: The Ezra Jack Keats Video Goldmine

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Last week’s post had me looking for EJK videos and the internet archive, it turns out, is the place to go. They have a whole bunch of Keats stories. Click the images below to watch. Apt. 3 Goggles! A Letter to Amy Peter’s Chair The Trip The Snowy Day Whistle for Willie

Morning Notes: “Can I call you ‘Matil’?” Edition

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HOPE x CHANGE = … Remember this? you're gonna love this gif I just added: pic.twitter.com/S00FbPX4QW — Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) March 1, 2018 That’s Jackie Woodson receiving her National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature medal. Her platform is Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation). Every Child a Reader have released activity kits to […]

Books on Film: Ezra Jack Keats + Mr. Rogers = Magic

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“Now with that music in the background, we’ll try to create some of our own color music.” In 1972 Ezra Jack Keats visited Mister Rogers. They made some art together, and it was lovely and peaceful. Credit to Ed Spicer/Nick Bruel on Facebook for the tip.

Books on Film: Dante and the Chocolate Factory?

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Seems like a good day for some good ol’ children’s literature speculation, right? I’ve heard people discuss how lines can be drawn from the seven deadly sins to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but what about Dante’s Inferno? Ponderable.

Books on Film: Tomi Adeyemi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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I don’t usually cover YA, but when I do, it’s when a YA author appears on The Tonight Show. Tomi Adeyemi burst onto the scene with The Children of Blood and Bone. It’s a New York Times bestseller and, even more importantly, approved by Usher: Yeah…yeah…yeah…yeah…yeah…YEAH!?!?!?!??!?!?!?#childrenofbloodandbone and @usher?!?!? pic.twitter.com/imt73llPEo — Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) May 7, […]

Morning Notes: Facepalm Edition

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AMAZON IS NOT MY LIBRARY This week Forbes ran a piece titled Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money. My approximate reaction was: The thing was so wrongheaded and got on so many people’s nerves that Forbes deleted it. SLJ has the story of what went down. BRAIN LAIR: OPEN FOR BIZ Way to […]

2018 Eisner Award Winners Announced!

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The biggest awards in comics, the Eisner Awards, were announced yesterday. Let’s have a look at the books that won in the most important categories – those for young readers. First up . . . Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) Good Night, Planet by Liniers (Toon Books) This is the latest in […]

Books on Film: Michelle Obama at ALA Annual

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You know how First Lady Michelle Obama was the opening speaker for ALA Annual in New Orleans? You know how if you were there, it was great, but if you weren’t you were bummed? Bum no more. The whole (wonderful) conversation between Michelle Obama and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is available now for your […]

Books on Film: Watch the The House with a Clock in Its Walls Trailer

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Creepy classic The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs is being turned into a movie starring Jack (he who will not stop until he is in all the children’s book adaptations) Black and Cate Blanchette. The trailer was recently released, so let’s have a look, eh?