Morning Notes: The Summer of Reading Edition
BERNARD WABER 1921-2013
Sad news. Bernard Waber, creator of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Ira Sleeps Over, and many others has passed away. Click here to read more at School Library Journal.
ATTENTION: HIGH SHARE-ABILITY LEVELS
The Horn Book has a summer reading list up at their site full of excellent new recommended titles – perfect for sharing with parents and teachers. Click here to see it.
Is it time to stop in on Newbery contender blog For Those About to Mock? Yes! It gets my award wheels turning, it does. Click here to head on over.
WORLDBOOK = DORKBOWL
As someone who has Worldbook encyclopedias on the shelf, this was sort of mind blowing:
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(via Jomegat’s Weblog)
STUDY: MORE BOOKS USED FOR ART PROJECTS THAN FOR READING
This is not an actual study, but what with all the book modification art out there these days, it almost seems like it. This collection from artist Curt Lund is particularly cool. I’m going with the chemistry book as my favorite – it’s like walking into a tiny laboratory. Click here to see Lund’s work.
(Thanks to Book Patrol for the link)
CALLING ALL GOOD IDEAS
Have an idea you want to share? ALSC is accepting program proposals for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and the 2014 ALSC National Institute. Click here to get submitting.
THE SUMMER OF #BOOKADAY
Over at The Nerdy Book Club, Donalyn Miller is talking Book-a-Day Challenge. Click here to read.
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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