Morning Notes: The Leader of the Kids Edition
Kate DiCamillo is the new National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. She’s a perfect pick. SLJ gave me the honor of interviewing Ms. DiCamillo for the February issue and they included an excerpt in their Ambassador announcement. Click here to read.
AND THE BEST-SELLING BOOK OF 2013 IS…
… a book for kids. Among all books published last year, a children’s book took the top spot. That’s cool. Can you guess what it is? Difficulty Level: Low. Click here to find out.
WHY I WROTE A CHILDREN’S BOOK ON INDEFINITE LIFE EXTENSION
Real headline alert! Talk about filling a niche. Click here to read.
Sturdy for Common Things Blogger Rebecca has started a Tumblr of things found in library books. Full of promise, this idea is. She’s taking submissions, so I’m planning to send these:
READ THE COMIC, CHECK OUT THE BOOK
In the past I’ve talked about the excellent display potential of Unshelved Book Club comics. The hits just keep on coming, people. The latest book talk in comic form is a perfect fit. Click here to read.
CYBILS FINALISTS HERE
The finalists for the Cybils awards are up. Click here to take a gander.
NERDIES NOT OUTDONE
The people’s choice format Nerdy Book Club Awards have also been announced. Click here and scroll through for all the winners.
The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! by Tom Angleberger. On shelves May 20, 2014
Very smart, Amulet/ABRAMS. Here we have a repackaged version of Tom Angleberger’s first book The Qwikpick Adventure Society (which I reviewed way back on aught eight). That book (originally published by Dial) was picked up by Amulet, received a facelift (see: new cover), and will be the jumping off point for a new Qwikpick Papers series. A great idea.
Here’s to kicking off 2014 by keeping focused on the important things.
As @colbysharp reminds us, the big awards are right around the corner.
And now for the cool thing of the day. A lift the flap book meets a Choose Your Own Adventure book, creating something entirely wonderful.
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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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