Morning Notes: AHHHH! Edition
IT’S PICTURE BOOK MONTH
November is Picture Book Month. What’s that? You were unaware? No biggie – the idea is brand spanking new and conceived by a cast of children’s lit folks (including Diane de Las Casas and Katie Davis). Click here to visit the Picture Book Month website and show your support.
BEWARE THE PICTURE BOOK PENDULUM
And for further picture-book related reading, check out Anita Silvey’s (she of the Book-A-Day Almanac) piece in this month’s School Library Journal. Have picture books become too text-stingy? Click here to read.
A LATE HALLOWEEN ENTRY
From our friends at Better Book Titles.
WITHOUT QUESTION, THE SCARIEST PICTURE BOOK I’VE SEEN
All credit (or is it blame?) to author/illustrator Sergio Ruzzier for introducing me to William Steig’s The Agony of Kindergarten. Click here to be creeped out by it.
BRIAN SELZNICK: THE INTERVIEW
Jules at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast (aka the hardest-working woman in children’s lit blogging) recently posted a wonderfully in-depth interview with Wonderstruck author/illustrator Brian Selznick. Click here to read it.
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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