Morning Notes: Bent Books Edition
EVERYTHING IS STARTING
Snnniiiifffff! Ah, the smell of fall. Now that it’s September, thoughts begin to turn to Newbery and Caldecott medal contenders. Right on time, blogs Heavy Medal and Calling Caldecott are back in business taking a hard look at the books that might win the big awards come January.
NEWBERY AND CALDECOTT WINNERS SPEAK!
ALSC has just posted the acceptance speeches from the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet in June. They are all great. Watch. Connect. Read. has the whole thing here.
KEEPING IT SHORT
Bent book bookends:
(Thanks to Boing Boing for the link)
GUESS THE PICTURE BOOK
That Marc Tyler Nobleman, always coming up with interesting posts to check out. This time, he’s posted one page from some of his favorite picture books to see if you can guess them. Click here for the questions. Click here for the answers.
If you want to get a librarian mad, mention a service that’s “like Netflix, but for books”. To quote Brian Williams: “It’s called a library”. Amazon made waves on this front in the past, offering book rentals to Prime members. Oyster is the latest addition to this field of subscription access reading. Click here for the details.
(Thanks to LISNews for the link)
WHAT’S ON HOLD?
BETTER BOOK TITLES ON…
REVENGE OF THE NERDCAMP
Remember Nerd Camp? The spontaneous conference that Nerdy Book Club co-founder Colby Sharp organized? Well the man has gone ahead and laid plans for the 2014 installment, happening next summer. Click here to learn more and mark your calendars accordingly.
DEAR DUMB MOVIE
You know the Dear Dumb Diary series? They get a good amount of checkouts at my school. Not only is the series being turned into a film (for the Hallmark Channel), but it’s a musical to boot. Click here for details.
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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