Morning Notes: ALA Edition
D.C. INUNDATED BY LIBRARIANS; ALA 2010 ARRIVES
The American Library Association Annual Conference is this weekend and I’m attempting to cram as much into one day as possible: presenting in the morning with Pam Coughlin (MotherReader) and Liz Burns (A Chair, a Fireplace & a Tea Cozy), hitting other sessions and the exhibit floor, and ending the things at the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet. I’m bringing various life-capturing devices (camera and videocamera) so you’ll likely see some recap action here in the near future. Click here for all the conference info from ALA.
KIDLITCON 2010 ANNOUNCED
I’ve never gone, but this year, I go. If you write about children’s books, you should too. Click here for all the details.
ROALD DAHL BOOK OR HORROR MOVIE PLOT?
The website mental_floss is on a children’s lit roll. After quizzing readers on their Judy Blume and Berenstain Bears knowledge, they pull out all the stops, challenging you to determine if the plot synopses presented describe horror movies or Roald Dahl books. My score? 11 out of 12 (I love my Dahl)! Click here to visit Bookshelves of Doom and take the quiz.
Beezus and Ramona (movie tie-in edition) by Beverly Cleary. Currently #4 on the NYT Children’s Paperback Bestseller List.
Say what you will about turning children’s books into movies – the jump to the silver screen almost always sparks renewed interest in the book. Such is the case with the soon-to-hit-theaters Beezus and Ramona. Click here to check out all the bestsellers.
The blog Good Comics for Kids has you covered for summer reading. They’ve got a nice list of selections up for wasting away the dog days. Click the image above to see ’em.
Warning: kid lit refuses to stop hitting the big screen. Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for the info.
I support all attempts to support public libraries. This one is especially clever, remixing the iPad commercial. It will have librarians saying “yeah!” in no time.
(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse 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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