Morning Notes: Putting Whales in Their Place Edition
THE NBA: BACK IN ACTION!
Of course I mean the National Book Award and not the National Basketball Association (I vow to never make a sports-related “joke” again). The finalists for the Young People’s Literature category were just announced and the list, as always, is an interesting mix of books that span middle grade and YA. The finalists are…
(Thanks to Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog for the link)
VOTABLE BOOK TRAILERS
My spell check is saying “votable” isn’t a word, but shady vocab skills are just how I roll. Voting is now open for the School Library Journal Trailee Awards. Click here to watch the videos and vote for your favorite.
(Thanks to Watch. Connect. Read. for the link)
AND THE BOOK OF THE DAY IS…
Man I wish I knew a jerk whale that I could use these on.
(Thanks to NOTCOT.ORG for the link)
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss. Currently #1 on the New York Times Children’s Picture Books bestseller list.
Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak. Currently #3 on the New York Times Childrenâ€™s Picture Books bestseller list.
Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein. Currently #3 on the New York Times Childrenâ€™s Chapter Books bestseller list.
I could mention the fact (/crime) that Tyra Bank’s Modelland is #2 on the chapter book list, but let’s focus on the fact that Seuss, Sendak, and Silverstein are all in the top three of their respective lists. Fun to see.
Short answer: yes. Longer answer: click above.
Perhaps you’ve heard of this movie Hugo? Based on Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret? Directed by Martin Scorsese? What we have below is a little behind the scenes video. Good ol’ Borat.
(Thanks to EarlyWord 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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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