Morning Notes: Waldo Tattoo Edition
Q: Should Books Have Michael Jackson Soundtracks? A: Probably Not
Man, there are so many things to take in when considering Booktrack, a company that creates musical scores for ebooks. Most of this is due to the video, which features the MJ classic Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’. Would you like a soundtrack for your reading? Click here to read more (and watch the video).
THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET HEAVY
Attention Newbery geeks! Heavy Medal, the blog dedicated to the award is back up and running. I think I’m most looking forward to when they bring Gary D. Schmidt’s Okay for Now to the discussion table. Click here to read.
A CALDECOTT COUNTERPART
If children’s book artwork is more your bag, The Horn Book is starting a blog devoted to the Caldecott. I’m using all my powers of mental telepathy to get Melvin and the Boy into the mix. Click here to read (*update* looks like the site isn’t active yet, but should be shortly).
AUTHOR VISIT MEMORIALIZED IN ICING
School librarians, shut it down. You think you know how to do an author visit? Unfortunately, you’ll never be able to top the glory that is the You Will Be My Friend cake John Schumacher brought to school in honor of a Peter Brown visit:
Well done, Mr. Schu.
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by by Tom Angleberger. Currently #5 on the NYT Children’s Chapter Books Bestseller list.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda took my 5th and 6th grade school library (and our bookfair) by storm last year. It was a craze I could firmly stand behind, as the story was top notch (John Schumacher and I included it as a Top 20 Book of 2010). Now I hear rumbings that the sequel, Darth Paper is as good or better. Taking the fifth slot on the most recent bestseller lists, it looks like the public is taking notice. Click here for the entire list.
What, you don’t think a Where’s Waldo Tattoo doesn’t deserve Post of the Week honors?
(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link)
Open Road Media talks with Julie of the Wolves author Jean Craighead George:
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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