Morning Notes: Sold! Edition
I’m in the midst of book fair madness at my schools – just a quick Morning Notes today.
CHARLOTTE SOLD; EXCEEDS PREDICTIONS
Original artwork from Charlotteâ€™s web recently hit the auction block, andÂ sold for five times higher than expected. Click here to read the details.
SEUSS MANUSCRIPT UNCOVERED
Recently an unpublished Dr. Seuss manuscript came to light, and it makes for an interesting perusal. The rough outline for All Sorts of Sports gives a glimpse into a masterâ€™s process. Click here to read.
(Thanks to Omnivoracious for the link)
LIBRARIES SAY ‘IPAD AND KINDLE ARE NO FRIENDS OF MINE!’
I have yet to purchase an e-reader. The fact that you canâ€™t borrow ebooks from the library on the two most popular devices ainâ€™t helping. Click here to read.
(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for the link)
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems. Currently #1 on the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller lists.
I frequently check both the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller lists and you be surprised at how rarely the same book tops both lists. This week, the final installment in the Knuffle Trilogy accomplishes the feat.
Not children’s lit-related, but certainly school-related. If youâ€™re interested in discovering the latest and greatest on the web, Best of the Web 2010 is a must read. Online tools chosen specifically for those in education, with links included. School librarians â€“ pass this on to your teachers/technology folks.
(Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for the link)
As usual, Roger Sutton, editor of the Horn Book, weighs in with a levelheaded response to the “Picturebooks Are Dead” controversy sparked by the New York Times. Well put. Click the image above to read.
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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