Morning Notes: Return Step Stool Here Edition
HAVE A BOOKISH CHRISTMAS
Well, this is a cool idea. In preparation for Christmas, Amy at Delightful Children’s Books is putting a bookish spin on the idea of the advent calendar – 25 days, 25 books. A fine, fine idea and an excellent batch of Christmas titles to boot. Click here to check it out. Pinterest has been alerted.
ARE OWL MAIL CARRIERS NEXT?
Coming soon to an envelope near you – Harry Potter stamps. My question to you: Is this the first non-picture book children’s literature stamp ever? Have there been American Winnie the Pooh stamps? While I’m deep in thought, click here to check them out.
Or, if you prefer to receive this news from Kathy Lee and Hoda:
ALL THE STARS SO FAR
Can you name the only two books to get a perfect six starred reviews in 2013? ShelfTalker’s Stars So Far has the answer in their comprehensive list of starred reviews. Click here to see it.
LIBRARY NERDS ONLY
If you’ve ever hung a sign in a library, then this is a slideshow for you. Curtis Rogers from South Carolina State brings us the good, bad and ugly of library signage. Click here to read.
ATTENTION: LIBRARY SEATING INNOVATION
I have one word for you: nets. Click here for the latest in library seating.
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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