Morning Notes: eBook Millionaire Edition
TODAY, THE WORLD READS
I like special days where the method of celebration is clearly described in the title. Take todayâ€™s special day, for example – World Read Aloud Day. Grab a book and read it out loud â€“ to your class, your child, yourself. Click here for details.
DOCTOR SEUSS, MORE DIRECTLY
What was Seuss really saying with his classic books? Click here for the answer.
(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link)
NOW HEAR THIS (PODCAST)
Have you subscribed to author/illustrator Katie Davisâ€™s podcast yet? It would do ye some good, as Davis consistently interviews childrenâ€™s lit luminaries and provides reviews from the likes of Jennifer Hubert Swan (Reading Rants) and Betsy Bird (A Fuse #8 Production). This week, she interviews Terry Doherty (of Reading Tub fame) and even kindly shouts out my Covering the Newbery project.Â Click here to download.
Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein. On shelves September 2011.
Chances are you’ve already seen this one, as it’s been making the rounds pretty swiftly this week. Clear space on the shelf.
Based on the massive hype surrounding every step The Hunger Games takes towards theaters, I’m predicting a modest to larger-than-predicted hit for this adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel. Click the image above for the inside word on casting.
(Thanks to Omnivoracious for the link)
The interesting tale of an eBook success story. Click the tweet above to read.
What with the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss this week, it seemed like Mr. Geisel was everywhere – including this clip from the Today Show. Tune in if for no other reason than to hear of Seuss’s close encounter with a career in dry cleaning.
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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