Morning Notes: Paparazzi in the Library Edition
NEW BOOKS (NOT) JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Publishers Weekly has a fine (and impressively thorough) roundup of Fall 2011 children’s book releases. Click here to identify your favorites.
JOIN THE BOOK BATTLE
The books and judges are set for School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids Books (beginning March 14). Resident children’s lit data wizard Eric Carpenter has created a Bracket Challenge, where you can predict the winners. I just completed mine (go One Crazy Summer!) and all comers are welcome. Click here to fill out your bracket.
MOST INEXPLICABLE BOOK-RELATED ITEM ON AMAZON EVER
I actually don’t think I’m using hyperbole here, folks. Click the image below to check out the appropriately named Vintage Primitive Book Lot Bundle Antique Shabby Chick Bunch Grungy Distressed Wizards Den Witches Study:
PAPARAZZI IN THE LIBRARY
If celeb-culture obsessed parents get a look at these images of Tom Cruise and his daughter in a Vancouver Library, expect circulations for Jonathan London’s excellent Froggy Gets Dressed to go through the roof. Click here to read.
‘LOST’ ENID BLYTON BOOK UNEARTHED
Real headline alert! The late children’s lit legend had Mr. Tumpy’s Caravan under her hat. Click here to read.
AUTHOR SUES BOOK REVIEW PUBLISHER
I kid not. Click here to read.
(Thanks to Read Roger for the link)
On February 26th from 9-11am, every Target store will host a Dr. Seuss storytime. Nothing wrong with that. Click here for more information.
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus. Currently #7 on the New York Times Chapter Book Bestsellers list.
The Newbery bump finally got around to Heart of a Samurai, pushing it up with the country’s best selling books for the fist time. Click here for the entire list.
Have I been under a rock? How have I not heard of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl? The well-known librarian, author, and NPR personality has a monthly book-related show on the Seattle Channel. In the episode below Pearl interviews Newbery award-winner Rebecca Stead. Excellent stuff.
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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