Morning Notes: Less Talking Edition
Another school year begins. Turns out you need to sleep at night when you work during the daytime. As I go do that (sleep, not work), check out a fairly editorial-free Morning Notes.
SHOWTIME FOR 90 SECOND NEWBERY
Do you know about the 90 Second Newbery Contest? You know, the one organized by author James Kennedy and Betsy Bird where folks submit videos condensing Newbery-winning books into 90 seconds? Click here to get up to speed. There have been some awesome entries so far (many of which you can see on Kennedy’s website). The contest is about to wrap up and there are three dates you need to mark on your calendar:
October 17: Deadline for entries (aka film and submit now or forever hold your peace).
November 5: Kennedy and Jon Scieszka host the “90-Second Newbery Film Festival” at the New York Public Library main branch, screening the best entries.
November 16: Kennedy is hosting the same film festival at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago.
The film festival won’t be just films. There will also be short Newbery-book-themed live performances in between the movies. A kind of cabaret atmosphere!
The Cybils are gearing up again. I’ve taken part in this literary award handed out by children’s and YA bloggers and it’s never failed to be an excellent experience. Have a blog? Interested in helping select the best books of the year? Head over to the following link.
and in brief…
The A.V. Club asks “Were Sweet Valley High books any good?”
All I can say is DAAANNNNGGG!
What if David Bowie’s space rock masterpiece was a children’s book?
Our Caldecott winner returns (on February 14, 2012)
I believe I am legally obligated to offer up the just-released trailer for Hunger Games:
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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