Morning Notes: Lonely Doll Edition
Man, do I ever love the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (a.k.a. the Cybils). Having been a part of the awards for the last few years, I can tell you that being on a Cybils committee is definitely hard work, but a lot of fun. If you’re a children’s or YA lit blogger and are interested in taking part, click here to head over to the Cybils site and apply.
JK ROWLING, ILLUSTRATED
I’ve linked to Zen Pencils before, so you might be aware of this site where Gavin Aung illustrates famous quotations, turning them into stories. The latest offering is from JK Rowling, talking about failure. I love these things. Click here to check it out.
Quick – can you name the four children’s authors who are among the top 15 highest paid in the world? Write your answers on a piece of paper, then click here for the list to see how you did.
Is there a children’s library in the country without a Kevin Henkes book? Not likely. The children’s lit living legend will be taking part in a live webcast on Tuesday, September 17. I’m so in. Click here to sign up.
The next installment of Common Core IRL has hit the internet, and it’s all about volcanos. I’m sitting this one out, but by all means check out the reviews over at Great Kid Books, The Nonfiction Detectives, and Kid Lit Frenzy.
I’m gearing up for the start of another school year here in Michigan, and Joyce Valenza’s post about library orientation has arrived at just the right time for those of us thinking about welcoming students back. Click here to read.
PINK ME’S PICTURE BOOK PICKS
Good ol’ Pink Me, always working to bring the latest and greatest to light. Paula’s recent post about recent standout picture books is worth your time. Click here to read.
SHE WILL NAME ALL THE KIDLIT STATUES
So what’s been happening at A Fuse #8 Production lately? Huh? She’s created an authoritative list of the all the children’s lit related statues in the United States? Sounds about right. Click here to check it out.
SOMEONE BROKE INTO FAMKE JANSSEN’S HOME AND LEFT A WEIRD DOLL BOOK
Real headline alert! This has been posted about on Facebook quite a bit this week, and it’s just too odd not to share. A well-known actress believes someone broke into her house not to steal, but to leave…this:
That thing is a creep machine. Click here for the story.
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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