Morning Notes: Narrowing Newbery Edition
A MUST SEE: ALA YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS WEBCAST
While I’m excited to say that I’ll see them in person this year, I couldn’t be more pleased that the American Library Association will again offer a live webcast of their annual Youth Media Awards. Well, I guess I would be more pleased if they somehow combined it with English muffins, but that seems unlikely. You can watch the announcement of the Newbery, Caldecott, et al. from your computer on January 10 at 7:45 a.m. PT. Click here for details. Click here to bookmark the webcast site.
NARROWING DOWN NEWBERY
One of my favorite Newbery-related sites – ACPL Mock Newbery – recently posted their final reading list of contenders. A fine, fine group. Click here to read it.
J.K. ROWLING TEXTS DANIEL RADCLIFFE: NO MORE ‘HARRY POTTER’ BOOKS
Real headline alert! Ridiculous headline gong! The actor seems about as certain as one can be (from a text) that ol’ J.K. isn’t going to continue the Harry Potter series. Click here to read.
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. On shelves April 4, 2011.
The master is back, this time telling the story of Annie Taylor – the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Is it springtime yet?
It’s still kinda boggles my mind that Diary of a Wimpy Kid will play a role in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Author Jeff Kinney’s above quote sums up the awesomeness. Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for pointing the way to this USA TODAY article.
Ever wonder what it be like if Harry Potter had decided to ditch Ron to become friends with Malfoy? Wonder no more!
(Thanks to BuzzFeed 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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