Morning Notes: Weighty Weight Edition
KIRKUS WEIGHS IN ON 2011
Thereâ€™s a lot to like here and, of course, a few unexpected picks. Cookiebot took me by surprise – I need to track that down. Click here to read.
NEW YORK TIMES SAYS ‘WE SHALL NOT BE OUTWEIGHED’
The venerable Times recently released their list of notable books. Join me in cheering for My Name is Elizabeth!, won’t you? Click here to see the entire list.
A HOLIDAY GIVING SUGGESTION
Few giving opportunities are as pure as the one organized by Guys Lit Wire to support Ballou High School in Washington D.C. It works like this – visit their online wishlist at Powells, then buy a book. Click here to help this school library in need.
(Thanks to Chasing Ray for the link)
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Iâ€™ve been enjoying the site Brain Pickings lately, after theirÂ 7 Obscure Childrenâ€™s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature post. Now they have a list of the top 10 childrenâ€™s books of 2011 and the list is full of delightfully unexpected choices. People by Blexbolex is one of the most flat-out unique (and subtly odd) books of the year. Click here to read.
A PARENTAL CLASSIC LIVES ON
Itâ€™s nice to see that e-books give us parents a chance to use the tried and true directive â€œDo as I say, not as I doâ€. Click here to read.
(Thanks to LISNews for the link)
In his recent post Why the Nook Should Have a Kindle App, Doug Johnson highlights possibly the most frustrating thing about e-book and e-reader ownership – your books arenâ€™t really your books. Click here to read.
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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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