Morning Notes: In Other Towns and Cities Edition
AN AMERICAN IN THE U.K.
The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize was opened up to American authors in 2011. This year, we have our first Yankee winner – Rebecca Stead for Liar & Spy. Click here to read.
AN AMERICAN IN CANADA
Newbery Medal winner Polly Horvath (born in Kalamazoo, MI and living in British Colombia) recently won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for her book One Year In Coal Harbor (excuse me, we’re talking Canada – Harbour). Click here to read.
WHAT’S SELLING IN CHINA?
When I came across a list of the best-selling foreign books in China, I had no idea what to expect. Turns out there are quite a few classics on the list. Click here (and scroll to “Children’s Books”) to see the top 10.
THE RISE OF THE TABLET
What percentage of the population do you think owns an e-reader or tablet computer? Just a little info on how the expansion continues. Click here to see.
(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse 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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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