Morning Notes: 93% Edition
‘THE VEGETABLES OF MOTHERHOOD’
I’d say the first thing you should read today (in case you haven’t already) is I’m Tired of Reading Out Loud to My Son, O.K.? from the Motherlode blog at the New York Times. Gal has had it up to here with Richard Scary. Trust me, I can relate. But I wholeheartedly second the reasoned response from Jules Danielson over at Kirkus.
DIVERSITY BY THE NUMBERS
Diversity in children’s lit has been at the forefront lately thanks to the efforts of FirstBook, Lee & Low Books and data presented by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). Now Illustrator Tina Kugler has created a visual representation of the numbers. Click the image below to enlarge.
(Thanks to GalleyCat for the link)
THAT WAS FAST
Three words for you: Royal Baby book. Click here.
WHY TEACHERS SHOULD READ MORE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Real headline alert! This ain’t nothing groundbreaking, but The Guardian lends support to something we know. Click here to read.
SWING INTO READING
Let’s end today with one of my favorite recent Awful Library Books selections: Fitness on a Swing Set. Some things are just funny. 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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