Morning Notes: Rainy Paradise Edition
THE BATTLE IS WON; ‘FREEDOM’ MARCHES ON
I would like to pass along some facts. The Battle of the Kids’ Books came to an end this week, with Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge taking top honors. Click here to read Katherine Paterson’s deciding vote. Click here to read all about it at School Library Journal. Facts successfully passed along.
WORST BOOK COVER EVER DISCOVERED ON TROPICAL ISLAND
The blog Awful Library Books is as advertised – they highlight some of the clunkiest clunkers that have ever clunked. This week they featured a book with a cover so bad it deserves special notice:
Un. Believable. Click here to read the laugh-out-loud comments at Awful Library Books.
MY MORNING JACKET HONORS SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Real headline alert! Those familiar with Where the Sidewalk Ends author Shel Silverstein know that he had a music career as well. Spin has the details of a forthcoming Silverstein covers album. Click here to read.
I sat down in front of my screen this week for the Scholastic Fall 2010 Preview. I had a good time, seeing some of the books Fall has up its sleeve. Now you can too. Click the image above to watch. Thanks to Abby (the) Librarian and educating alice for the link.
If you’re interested in book covers, it helps to know your spot varnish from your thermaography. Jacket Knack explains 10 common design terms. Click here (or the image above) to expand your vocab.
Keith Richards secretly wants to be a librarian? @himissjulie points the way to read more.
What will comics look like on the iPad? Not too bad. Check out the Marvel app.
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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