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Morning Notes: Cliffs of Pulp Edition

OUR NEW AMBASSADOR

Allow me to be the 7th person to tell you that the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Walter Dean Myers. An excellent choice. The New York Times did a nice piece on Mr. Myers. Click here to read it.

YE OLDE HIGH END BOOK SCULPTURE SHOP

Have you reached book sculpture fatigue yet? What about if the sculptures look like this?

You see those contour lines? That’s pretty serious. Click the image above or here to see more work by artist Guy Laramee.

2012: THE YEAR OF THE NEWBERY/CALDECOTT CHALLENGE

Now that that whole 2011 thing is over with, ’tis the season to read every Newbery and/or Caldecott book. At least that’s what Mr. Schu, Mr. Sharp, and LibLaura5, and a to z library (among others) are attempting. Interested in joining?

MIDDLE GRADES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012

A Fuse #8 Production brings to light 10 fine-looking middle grade books on the horizon. Don’t be surprised if I steal this idea for picture books. Is it stealing if it is announced in advance? Click here to check out her picks.

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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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.