Morning Notes: Horton Seuss Who Edition
THE LIBRARIAN EGO
Children’s librarian (and occasional book review song collaborator) Hi Miss Julie had folks talking with her post about fame in the library world. Plenty to consider here.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH VS. SCIENCE
You think 501 seagulls could lift a house-sized peach? Try way, way more. Finally scientists are doing the important research.
WHAT DOES JK STAND FOR?
Can you tell you J.K. from your A.A. Milne? The Guardian gives you a quiz to test your author pen name skills. Some are easy – other are not.
BOOK BANNING THWARTED
Michigan’s own Patricia Polacco has cause to celebrate – her book In Our Mother’s House will not be taken off shelves in Utah.
HOW MANY LABELS IS TOO MANY LABELS?
I’d say this hits the “too many” barrier.
ATTENTION BOOK AWARD NERDS!
The National Book Award is changing thing up a bit. This year will announce a list of ten titles in each category before narrowing thing down.
(Thanks to PW Children’s Bookshelf for the link)
NEW LIBRARY, NO BOOKS
Take a look at America’s first print book-less public library.
BOOK BATTLE SOON
Consider yourself warned: the School Library Journal Battle of the Kids’ Books is about to start up again.
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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