Morning Notes: National Library Week Edition
BUY A BOOK ALREADY; OPERATION TEEN BOOK DROP IN FULL SWING
Are you busy today? Yes? Well, don’t worry about that. Purchase a book or two for teens in need. Guys Lit Wire has the details.
I’VE GOT 30 PROBLEMS; A POEM AIN’T ONE
The premise is simple â€“ 30 days in April, 30 original poems to celebrate. GottaBook is the mastermind.
IT’S BOOKMOBILE DAY
OVER-ANALYZERS REJOICE! TOP 100 CHILDREN’S NOVELS DATA EXAMINED
How does the famous quote go? â€œAn under scrutinized best-of list is not worth its salt. Furthermore, a bar graph in the hand is worth two in the bushâ€. Iâ€™m pretty sure thatâ€™s how it goes. Eric Carpenter guides us through the minutia of The Top 100 Childrenâ€™s Novels. Click here to read.
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Donâ€™t) by Barbara Bottner. Illustrated by Ed Emberly. (Currently #10 on the NYT Bestseller List)
An interesting take on how authors should use the capabilities of the iPad for their next books. A quote:
â€œThere are literary techniques, there will be iPad techniquesâ€
(Click the image above to read)
And in lieu of BOOKS ON FILM, a bonus categoryâ€¦
BOOKEND OF THE WEEK
(Thanks to BoingBoing for the link)
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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