Morning Notes: Sock Puppet Edition
MATCH THE MEDALIST
The Horn Book just wrapped up a series where Newbery and Caldecott medalists pick their personal favorites. A couple I got on the first try, but Laura Amy Schlitz threw me a curveball. Gaiman, Pinkney, Creech – click here to test your skills.
NOT COOL, MAN
Take a trip to publishing’s dark side, where a few lame souls are playing Amazon for financial gain. Not children’s lit specific, but interesting nonetheless. Click here to read.
Not much escapes the all-seeing eye of The Huffington Post. They recently did a piece on book spine poetry in which:
A: They shout out Nina Katchaudorian (the artist I discovered book spine poetry through)
B: They mention that Chronicle Books is putting out a retrospective of her work in the spring – nice!
CHILDREN’S LIT SOMMELIER
You ain’t getting this at Barnes & Noble. Taylor Books in West Virginia has created children’s lit drink pairings. Click here to read.
SOUND THE ALARM
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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