Morning Notes: Mock Turtleneck Edition
TAKING A BACKSEAT TO NO BOOK LIST
The fine folks at the NPR Backseat Book Club are sounding the alarm (or, more likely given the NPR affiliation, sounding the mellow jazz interlude) for the best children’s books of all time. The “ultimate kids bookshelf” for ages 9-14. You’ve got your favorites – click here to head over there and share them.
AMAZON’S FAVORITES SO FAR
Every June Amazon shakes us by the shoulders, gives a couple firm slaps about the cheeks, and says “Wake up! The year is halfway over, man!” with the announcement of their Best Books So Far. You can check out their overall top 20, or view board books, picture books, chapter books, or middle grade books individually. Click here to read. Good to see Zebra Forest and Arnie the Doughnut on the list.
(Thanks to Omnivoracious for the link)
WHO’S WAITED THE LONGEST FOR NEWBERY?
See, this is why I like For Those About to Mock – when they aren’t providing some of the most honest and insightful reviews of Newbery hopefuls around, they’re channeling Collecting Children’s Books and listing the Newbery-winning authors who had to wait the longest for their medals. Can you guess who’s number one? Click here to read.
There are times when I daydream about pulling a Steve Jobs and wearing the same type of outfit every day. Short story short, I don’t mind when a wardrobe decision is predetermined. I can now cross off what I’m going to wear whenever I’m teaching student research. Click here to purchase.
(Thanks to boingboing 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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