Morning Notes: Horsehair Bookbinding Edition
I PREFER MY ARTWORK INSPIRED BY KID’S BOOKS
Picture Book Report is a site where illustrations inspired by books are put on display. Or, from the site:
Picture Book Report is an extended love-song to books. Fifteen illustrators will reach out to their favorite books and create wonderful pieces of art in response to the text that has moved them, shaped them, or excited them.
It’s always cool to see how artists approach well known books. Like Lucy Knisley’s (French Milk) take on The Giver:
SEE THE STARS
The blog ShelfTalker has just updated their list of childrenâ€™s books that have received starred reviews. For your humble elementary school librarian, a list of this sort has an almost unnatural appeal. Click here to read.
AMELIA BEDELIA ON TWITTER
The Greenwillow blog imagined what would happen if some of their characters had Twitter feeds. Hilarity ensues.
WORLDâ€™S ODDEST BATCH OF LIBRARY SIGNS DISCOVERED
Some things kinda defy description. I believe this is one of those things. Click here (or the image below) to view.
(Thanks to BuzzFeed for the link)
Spaceheadz, Book #1 by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita. On shelves June 22, 2010.
Itâ€™s a new series by the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. It sounds crazy. Iâ€™d say thatâ€™s worth mentioning.
AbeBooks has compiled a gallery of unusual book bindings that boggles the mind. Snakeskin? Yes. Click here (or the image above) to see it.
Hugo Cabret is coming – and in 3D. @PWKidsBookshelf puts out the word.
In case you haven’t already seen it on Kids Lit, we’ve got the trailer for Beezus and Ramona.
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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