Morning Notes: Dangerous Edition
*UPDATE* GOOGLE GETS IN ON THE EBOOK BIZ
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will launch its own ebook store, called Google Editions, this summer. ClickÂ here to read about it at TechCrunch.
The lead singer of the band The Decemberists went and got himself a book deal. A three book middle grade deal. If you’re familiar with this band, then you know the man can tell a story. Here’s guessing this turns out well. Click here to read.
(Thanks to The Book Case for the link)
EAT IT, DON’T READ IT; EDIBLE BOOKS
Star Wars: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder. On shelves May 12, 2010.
The first time I saw Gallop! A Scanimation Book by Seder, I was won over. Are the optical illusion moving images a gimmick? Sure. But an immensely pleasing one. Now, the man is taking on Star Wars. This book should have been called My Reservation on the New York Times Bestseller List for the Next 3 Years. Although, I’m glad they went with something simpler.
(I’m breaking the “week” rule, but don’t worry about it). If you’re a school librarian, this post at the Blue Skunk blog is must-read material. Doug Johnson hits close to home with a list of statements that don’t do our profession any favors. Dang.
A couple comments on the following video hyping the upcoming Jon Scieszka-curated Guys Read: Funny Business:
- Whoever chose the soundtrack gets an A. Great song (by RJD2, I believe).
- So that’s what Mac Barnett looks like.
Well done all around.
(Thanks to EarlyWord 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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