Morning Notes: 3 Things Edition
A NEWBERY IN 90 SECONDS
Still basking in Newbery Medal afterglow? Rather than idly gazing out the window with a goofy smile plastered on your face (as I do), why not channel your glow energy into something with a purpose? How about taking your favorite Newbery-winning story and turning it into a 90 second video? Author James Kennedy and A Fuse #8 Production mastermind Elizabeth Bird are teaming up with the New York Public Library for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. This, friends, will be fun. Click here for all the details.
This is your collection speaking. If you haven’t checked out ALSC’s recently-released 2011 Notable Children’s Books list, you better get a move on. Click here to get said move on.
ROLL YOUR QUARTERS; ‘STEWART LITTLE’ AND ‘LITTLE HOUSE’ ILLUSTRATIONS UP FOR AUCTION
First it was Charlotte’s Web, now it’s Stewart Little and Little House. Garth Williams original artwork from both classics will soon hit the auction block. Click here to view the illustrations up for grabs.
(Thanks to @MrSchuReads for the link)
THINGS TO HANG ON YOUR WALL
Thing 1, Thing 2 … Thing 3? Are you able to deny this clever merger of Dr. Seuss and the Fantastic 4? You’re much stronger than I.
(Thanks to Popped Culture for the link)
Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. On shelves May 10, 2011.
Abby (the) Librarian and @MrSchuReads alerted me to this one, and I’m glad they did. The team that brought Babymouse into the world is set to unleash a new graphic novel series for young readers. Consider my hopes high.
Are you up for a children’s lit oddity today? I found the above BoingBoing post about out-of-print beatnik children’s book Suzuki Beane interesting, if for no other reason than the book may contain the first and only mention of Jack Karouac in a book for young readers. Loiuse Fitzhugh illustrated Suzuki, going on to write Harriet the Spy. Be sure to check out their link to scanned pages from the book. Click here, or the image above to read.
Twitter is crazy. Weird trends pop up, gain steam quickly, and lose momentum just as fast. Take #lessambitiousbooks as an example. Someone began posting book titles skewed to make them a little more mundane (see the above example), and others followed suit. Some out-of-the-blue fun reading. Click here for more #lessambitiousbooks.
The Snowman author and illustrator Raymond Briggs talks about his career in his own words.
Thanks to Guardian 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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