Morning Notes: Wizarding World Edition
HARRY POTTER THEME PARK REVIEWED
The New York Times visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (open June 18) to see what all the fuss is about. Their verdict? Fairly fuss-worthy. Click here to read.
(Thanks to BookMoot for the link)
I’m late to the party on this, but the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards were recently doled out. You’ve got your When You Reach Mes, you Lions and the Mouses (Mice?), but less expected was the picture book winner I Know Here by Laural Croza. Gotta get my hands on that one. Click here to see all the winners.
FANCY NANCY COMES TO…THE NINTENDO DS?
Can we put together a list of picture books that have become video games? Where the Wild Things Are (but only after the movie), The Cat in the Hat (but only after the movie), and … hmm. Not a huge club. Add Fancy Nancy to the list. Click here to read.
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Currently #8 on the the New York Times picture book bestseller list.
Yeah, yeah, the usual titles up on the bestseller list again. Hold on! We’ve got some new blood this week, and I like what I see. Shark vs. Train is a crowd-pleaser, but I didn’t expect it to crack the bestseller list. Cool to see. Click here to read the entire list.
There’s some serious knowledge here, folks (and great visuals). BoingBoing details the amazing work of the Library of Congress. Click the image above to read.
Oft-challenged author Lauren Myracle (TTYL) appears on ABC News Radio and talks about her oft-challenges and latest book.
(Thanks to Mishaps and Adventures 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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