Morning Notes: Sweet Brevity Edition
WHERE ARE THE LADIES, CALDECOTT?
If you look at the numbers, men have won Caldecott far more often than women. A recent post at the blog One Minute Book Reviews asks, “What the?!” With the insanely provocative title “American Library Association to Little Kids: Women are Second Best”, you know there’s going to be some pot-stirring. Click here to read.
RAIDERS OF THE ARCS
With the growing legions of book bloggers and advance reader copy (ARC) excitement, some less-than-savory behavior has been popping up in the ALA conference exhibits. Chasing Ray discusses the phenomena in a recent post. Plenty to consider here. Click to read.
AN E-READER, ONE DECADE LATER
What with Kindle and Nook dominating the discussion for the last few years, you forget about the early e-readers. Library Wire looks back at the RCA REB 1100. My favorite part is when the phone cord comes out. Click here to read.
(Thanks to LISNews for the link)
2012: YESTERDAY’S NEWS
Have you had enough of all this 2012 stuff? Looking for the books that might be making waves in the 2013 Newbery race? Head over to Heavy Medal for a 2013 Newbery reading list. Click here to read.
THE BATTLE IS BACK
The School Library Journal Battle of the Kids Books is back for another go round, and the contenders were just announced. Click here to check out the roster.
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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