Morning Notes: The Girl with the Pigeon Tattoo Edition
MATILDA: HORSE RACE FIXER
The New Yorker, in discussing the new stage play of Roald Dahl’s classic, reveals the very different early draft of Matilda. Click here to read at Bookshelves of Doom.
SCHOOL LIBRARIANS: STAY FOCUSED
The Blue Skunk Blog makes me think every time out. In a world of a million professional distractions, this post about focusing on what’s important makes a lot of sense. Click here to read.
THE $780,000 QUESTION…
Who won this year’s Astrid Lindgren award? Argentinian illustrator Isol. Click here for details.
IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR A CELEBRITY AUTHOR
Poor Jim Carrey, forced to self-publish his own celebrity picture book. Click here to read.
(Thanks to @the1stdaughter for the link)
THE PIGEON WANTS YOUR CALF MUSCLE
Mo Willems wrote about a recent trip to London on his blog and the pictures are well worth a look, including a striking Pigeon tattoo (first Willems-inspired tattoo I’ve ever seen). Click here to read.
GENIUS STATUS FOR SALE: $5 O.B.O.
The Neverending Search signs the praises of a decidedly low tech (and excellent) tool for all manner of library sprucing up – the Crystal Effects Window Marker. That click you didn’t just hear was me adding them to my basket. Click here to read.
TOTAL MUNSCH DOMINATION
Robert Munsch: pretty big in Canada. Click here to see him takeover the bestseller list.
(Thanks to @shannonozirny for the link)
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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