Morning Notes: Whitewash TV Edition
COVER WHITEWASHING HITS THE EVENING NEWS
KMOV in St. Louis ran a story about the recent outbreak in children’s/YA book cover whitewashing. The usual suspects are all mentioned or shown: Liar, Magic Under Glass, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. They did a pretty nice job on this story, hitting the local indie bookstore and talking to employees and kids.
VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN
The polls are closing for the annual Childrenâ€™s Choice Book Awards. Tell the youngsters to head here and cast their votes.
SET YOUR IPODS TO â€˜SUBSCRIBEâ€™
When I find a childrenâ€™s lit podcast, I hold on to it. Author Katie Davis just started an internet radio show and it looks (and by “looks”, I mean sounds) great. Authors are interviewed, childrenâ€™s lit discussed, and A Fuse #8 Production even lends a book review at the end of each episode. Click here to check it out.
No setup required for this title. Iâ€™ll just let the cover do the talking:
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems. On shelves Septeber 8, 2010
Warning! Pot-stirring ahead
(Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for the link)
Working in a school library, where the amount of books in and out is relatively low, this video of the new mechanical book sorter at the New York Public Library was kinda fascinating.
(Thanks to Huffington Post for the link)
And in lieu of Tweet o’ the Week, a bonus categoryâ€¦
T-SHIRT DESIGN OF THE WEEK
The Seuss Army Knife
(Thanks to BuzzFeed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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