Morning Notes: Wait Wait Edition
CAN YOU TELL LIBRARY TRUTH FROM LIBRARY FICTION?
If you are presented with three completely outlandish stories about libraries, two of them false, do you think you can spot the true one? NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me radio news quiz presents this challenge. Click here and select “Bluff the Listener” to play at home.
SUNSCREEN NEEDED FOR AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
If you’re looking for insightful interviews of some of children’s and young adult lit luminaries, the Summer Blog Blast Tour is for you. It’s going on right now. Click here to check out the schedule at Chasing Ray.
CARE FOR A FREE EBOOK?
Nook owners take notice. Barnes & Noble is gettin’ crazy, giving away free ebooks. Click here to get yours.
(Thanks to TechCrunch for the link)
Really, is anything more headline-worthy than a scene from Goodnight Moon recreated with Peeps? Click here to see the gloriousness.
(Thanks to School Library Monthly for the link)
Earlier this year there was some fracas over the depiction of Sticky on the cover of The Mysterious Benedict Society series covers (namely, he’s a character of color depicted as white). Looking at the Little, Brown Fall catalog, things are moving in the right direction (note that the updated cover is not final).
A couple months old? Sure. Any less funny? (Doing horse impression) Neigh!
The other day, I saw a show on MTV called Silent Library. Have you seen this? Possibly the oddest game show (excuse me, not game show) in existence. I can try to explain it, but it might be easier to just watch.
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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