Morning Notes: Caldecott Paparazzi Edition
The 2014 ALSC Notable Children’s books list came out a couple weeks back, and I always check to make sure I have all these books on our shelves. Waking Brain Cells has a nice visual roundup of the list.
NOT BOARD BOOKS
Did you know Go the ____ to Sleep has sold over a million copies? That was news to me. Let’s all let out a groan for this article about the ongoing children’s book parody trend. Click here to read.
#27 SHOULD BE #1
Ever wonder which Magic Tree House adventure is the most terrifying? Consult BuzzFeed’s “Definitive Ranking of All 51 Magic Treehouse Adventures”. Click here to read.
BEFORE YOU EXPIRE, READ THESE
So says Amazon at least, who recently released their list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. Agree with their children’s lit choices? Click here to check out the list. They also opened the list up for the public to add titles on Goodreads – click here for that.
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen. On sale Oct. 14, 2014
Jon Klassen recently posted the working cover for his upcoming team-up with Mac Barnett. The story is about two friends with different approaches to digging a hole. After Extra Yarn, I’m game for whatever these two concoct. It even has an interesting back story, which you can read here.
Let the post-Caldecott press coverage commence! Author-illustrator Sophie Blackall tweeted this picture of her studio mate, Brian Floca, posing for an upcoming article. Possibly my favorite part is author-illustrator Sergio Ruzzier lurking in the background.
Dang. For their 400th (!) anniversary, Bristol Central Library has made an interactive book sculpture called Book Hive. Motion activated, it “responds to the movements of the library’s visitors”. Book art of the highest order.
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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