Morning Notes: Hop on Pop Damages Edition
STEVEN SPIELBERG MEETS ROALD DAHL
If a children’s book is going to be turned into a movie, can you do any better than Steven Spielberg directing? Yes, in fact – you can have Melissa Mathison (the screenwriter responsible for E.T.) to handle the script. Click here for more details.
DON’T HOP ON POP
My friend Chad sent me this document from the Toronto Public Library noting a complaint about the book Hop on Pop. Some things are just funny. Click here to read.
DON’T SCOP BELIEVIN’
In advance of his new book The Night Gardener, author Jonathan Auxier (Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes) has been writing about his experiences launching a book. With posts covering how to navigate social media, book giveaways, and building buzz, it’s something that new authors should be sure to read. Click here to check it out.
Colby Sharp (he of Nerdy Book Club fame, SharpSchu Book Club fame, and many other fames) started up a self-hosted blog, which you can find here. And blogging lifer Liz B. has moved her A Chair, a Fireplace, & A Tea Cozy over to blogger, which you can get see here.
Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman; illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti (out October 28, 2014)
Some books you’re excited about because you like the author and you know what to expect. Others are exciting because you like the author and you have no idea what to expect. That’s the case with this TOON Books version of Hansel & Gretel written by Neil Gaiman.
Slate ponders where libraries are headed.
(Thanks to Zach for the link)
There’s something about classic characters moving into the technological age that’s fascinating to me. This week, @shannonozirny beings us the Papa Berenstain gadget update.
Some things just fly under my radar. The animated film version of Oliver Jeffers Lost and Found is one such under-radar-flyer. It was released on DVD last year and it looks great. Here’s the trailer:
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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