Morning Notes: E-Books Before E-Books
SLAP A ROALD DAHL…
…stamp on that letter. The children’s lit legend has just been given the UK postage treatment (with Quentin Blake illustrations) and things turned out nicely:
(Thanks to Cheryl Rainfield for the link)
PEACE OUT, NATURE
Are Caldecott-winning books moving away from nature? A recent study suggests so. Having read all the winners last year, one thing that stood out was how many of the early books incorporated on the changing of seasons and the natural world. While it still seems like nature has been less of a dominant theme recently, I’m not sure that the decline is that big a deal.
FANCY NANCY GOES TO THE MOVIES
This was inevitable, wasn’t it? The popular children’s series is hitting the big screen. Click here to read more.
Attention readers and purse-string-holders! The ALSC has released their list of 2011 Notable Books. Click here for the complete lists.
(Thanks to ALSC Blog for the link)
Just so you know, when I refer to e-books, I’m usually talking about these:
(Thanks to Boing Boing for the link)
AMAZON GOING OFFLINE?
In a move that is sure to please the book world (*heavy sarcasm alert*) Amazon is reportedly considering giving the brick and mortar thing a test run in Seattle, with a store focusing on Kindles and e-books. If true, this is a positive turn of events (*continued heavy sarcasm alert*). Click here to read more.
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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