Morning Notes: Big Books Edition
TECHNOLOGY OVERUSE WARNING; YOUR FINGERPRINT FOR A BOOK?
Sometimes things go a bit far. That new device that will send out tweets for your cat? Too far. This appears to be another such time. Do we really need fingerprint scanners for checkout in school libraries? A school in Manchester thinks so. Click here to read.
GRAVEYARD BOOK MOVIE BACK FROM THE…NO, TOO EASY
The film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery winner has just added a couple producers (1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment), securing (for now) the future of the project. Also, 1492 and CJ are producing a film adaptation of Greg Taylor’s middle grade/YA title Killer Pizza. Didn’t know that. Click here to read.
If you look forward to your daily A Fuse #8 Production (as I do), you should know that the outstanding childrenâ€™s lit blog is now transmitting from a new location. Click here to read and subscribe. (Thanks to Kids Lit for the link)
Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis. (Currently #2 on the NYT picture book bestseller list).
These things start slowly. One day a picture book is released to positive press. Fans appear. A sequel comes out. More love. Soon enough, a popular series has been created. That appears to be the case with Ladybug Girl, as the latest installment hits a high mark on the charts. Click here to check out the entire bestseller list.
Bookends discusses the growing trend of growing books for teens. What’s your theory for the increase in page counts? Be sure to check out the comments.
In what is quickly becoming my favorite Twitter feed, @mrschu81 directs traffic to the 60 Minutes piece on John Gotti Jr.’s children’s book. I second the sentiments above.
Really, the title says it all here…
(Thanks to Tame the Web 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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