Morning Notes: Tuxedo Mullet Edition
PW SAYS â€˜THESE ARE THE BESTâ€™
The best books lists continue to trickle in. The latest entry is from Publishers Weekly. Notable admission: Press Here in the house! Notable omissions: Okay for Now nowhere to be found.Â Click here to read.
AMAZON SAYS ‘TAKE A LOOK AT THESE’
Not to be outdone, Amazon also published their list of the top children’s books of the year.
JON SCIESZKAâ€™S TUXEDO: THE MULLET OF EVENING WEAR
After months of pounding the pavement to drum up excitement and support, James Kennedy (and Elizabeth Bird of A Fuse #8 Production) recently presented the 90-Second Newbery project at the New York Public Library. Craziness and guest stars abound. Itâ€™s also noteworthy for Jon Scieszkaâ€™s glorious tux, which is the sartorial equivalent of a mullet – business up top, party on the bottom. Click here to read. Educating Alice also recapped the event – click here to read.
AMAZON STEPS ON LIBRARY TOES
Amazon recently announced that they would begin lending ebooks to those enrolled in their Prime program. While this is an interesting development, it would be more interesting if the selection was, shall we say, a bit better. Click here to read.
NONTRADITIONAL IS THE NEW TRADITIONAL
Working in a school, I see how the concept of the traditional family is changing. Teacher (and fellow Michigander) Colby Sharp recently noticed how this cultural shift is being reflected in middle grade fiction. Click here to read.
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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