Morning Notes: Dubious Lessons Edition
THE CYBILS ARE HERE
The Children’s and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards are gearing up and they’re looking for judges. I’ve taken part the last two years, and I believe I’m gonna toss my hat in the ring again this year. Click here to find out how to apply.
NBA PLAYER TWEETS CHILDREN’S BOOK
The idea that a professional basketball player would use Twitter to write a children’s book is interesting. Much more interesting, in fact, than the story turned out to be. Click here to read it.
HOW TO OPEN A BOOK
Having trouble opening your book? Just follow these handy (and unbelievably 100% serious) instructions to learn how. Click here to be enlightened.
(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for the link)
COMEDIAN IN LIBRARY
Cheers to Zack Galifianakis, who recently hit his hometown library for storytime. For those who know the comedian’s often outlandish work, it is probably necessary for me to say that he was the one reading. Click here to read.
Deep down, you know the Peddler from Caps for Sale needs some anger management classes. Click here (or the image above) to read.
The 39 Clues series is an absolute winner with the kids at my schools. Now that the series is coming to an end @MrSchuReads kindly points the way to an Entertainment Weekly discussion with authors Riordan, Haddix, Korman, Watson, Lerangis, Park, Carman about how they pulled it off.
There aren’t many books that just about everyone has read. Green Eggs and Ham is definitely a member of this exclusive club. The iconic Dr. Seuss work recently turned 50, and ABC News nicely marks the milestone.
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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