Morning Notes: ‘I’ve Got a Golden Ticket’ Edition
WONKA CANDY LAUNCHES REAL-LIFE ‘GOLDEN TICKET’ CONTEST
Sound the real headline siren! I’m already working on a personality flaw that will act as my downfall if I find a ticket. I’m thinking an over-reliance on prepackaged peanut butter crackers should suffice. Pop Candy has the lowdown.
JOHN GRISHAM TO WRITE KID’S BOOKS; CHILDREN’S TOLERANCE OF COURTROOM DRAMA TESTED
BATTLE OF THE KIDS’ BOOKS BRACKET CONTEST OPEN FOR BUSINESS
I’ve submitted mine. The ever-industrious Eric Carpenter (he of the Fuse #8 Top 100 Novels charts and graphs) has put together a bracket contest coinciding with School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books. Click here to get in on the action.
Countdown by Deborah Wiles. In stores May 1st, 2010.
Ed Spicer first notified me of this innovative work of historical fiction last month (click here to read his glowing review). Educating alice also highlighted it this week. It looks groundbreaking, and it looks good.
There’s a deleted scene in Pulp Fiction where Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) asks Vincent Vega (John Travolta) if he’s a Beatles man or an Elvis man. She explains that you’re either one or the other – nobody likes both equally. Well, the same is true of Superman and Batman, two superheroes that have been setting record prices at the auction house recently. As a Batman fan, I’m glad to see this article from the LA Times.
In lieu of a Tweet o’ the Week, take a look at this Twitter inspired comic (via Stephen’s Lighthouse). PS: I vote for “#snurricane”
Your children’s lit test for the day: watch this video of a self-publishing success and try not to feel kinda good. Cool to see.
(headline image: ‘Day 012 / too much I ate+this…orz‘ http://www.flickr.com/photos/26226522@N08/3190953913)
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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