Morning Notes: Twixmas Edition
THE MASSES DECLARE ‘WE’RE NOT BUYING IT’; FREE EBOOKS PROVE WILDLY POPULAR
Ebooks? More like FreEbooks (100 Scope Notes Lame Joke of the DayÂ©). Amazon recently announced that they sold more ebooks than traditional books over the holidays. Turns out they were padding the stats with freebies.
FANFARE 2009 ARRIVES; MUSIC LOVERS DISAPPOINTED
You see, it’s a list of books, not a blast of brass instrumentation. The Horn book recently released their annual list of favorites from the past year. As far as end of the year lists go, this one is short and sweet. A nice collection of titles.
STORYTUBES 2010 IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
The public library sponsored student video contest is back. Kids are invited to share their favorite book in two minutes or less. The ALSC blog has the scoop.
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. Currently #10 on the NYT Picture Book Bestseller list.
A curious return? Not seen on the New York Times bestseller list since the golden days of August, Brown’s winningly subtle comment on environmentalism is back in the top 10. Nice to see.
Franki and Mary Lee of A Year of Reading are looking to celebrate Jon Scieszka’s run as the first Ambassador of Children’s Lit. January 4th is the day to post your tribute. Click the image above to read more and join in the fun. This much is true: Scieszka will be a hard act to follow.
In terms of reading, maybe the kids are going to be alright. @CherylRainfield brings to light a study that links the rise of the internet with an increase in reading.
And in lieu of BOOKS ON FILM, a bonus category…
T-SHIRT DESIGN OF THE WEEK
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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