Morning Notes: Loose Glitter Edition
LIKE NAILS ON A BOOK COVER
At my wizened age, I’m coming to realize I’m a process nerd. I love it when something goes from “cool” to “AMAZING!” when you find out how it was made. And that, my friends, is exactly what happened when I saw these new Puffin Chalks over at Caustic Cover Critic. At first glance, they look like classic children’s books given chalkboard-like paperback covers. Then you watch the accompanying video (and note all the revisions). So cool. Click here to read.
NEWBERY PIZZA PARTY
Online quizzes – they’re terrible unless they are about one of your interests. In which case you share them on your blog. How Many Newbery Medal-Winning Children’s Books Have You Read? They even give out pizza prizes. Click here to take the quiz.
ALL ABOUT THE ROLL
And while we’re talking trifles, why not indulge in 20 Pieces of Evidence Proving “Willy Wonka” Is Superior to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Click here to read.
Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip C. Stead. October 7, 2014.
Working on a post coming up on 2014 books from previous Caldecott winners (Philip Stead was the author of 2011 Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee), I came across this book (about a kid who turns a boring day into an adventure) and got all excited.
Do you open your school library during the summer? Always seemed like a good idea to me, but we’ve never tried it in my district. LISNews has the lowdown on a study to research the effects of opening the doors.
Ah, the hazards of children’s book illustration. It is with great pleasure I present to you the following tweet gem from Bob Shea (@bobshea):
*WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!!*
If you haven’t read the first Where’s Waldo book, do not, I repeat, do NOT watch the following Vine from Timmy Tbone.
*CONTAINS MANY SPOILERS!!!*
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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