Morning Notes: Lend Me an Extendable Ear, Then Another Ear Edition
UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the oldest and most prestigious of UK children’s book awards. Both winners this year have less-than-happy endings. The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks picked up the Carnegie and will soon be available for US readers in spring 2015 – it was just acquired by Carolrhoda Lab. The Greenaway went to This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen – the first book to ever to win both the Greenaway and the Caldecott. Watch. Connect. Read. has links to video of the announcement. Click here to read more at the Guardian.
SHOCKINGLY EVER AFTER
Speaking of eyebrow-raising books, The Telegraph has their list of top 10 shockers for kids. Click here to read.
UNLIKELY RISE TO KID LIT SUPERSTARDOM
Is there a more interesting character in children’s literature than Shel Silverstein? MentalFloss talks about the man with the scariest author photo. Click here to read.
The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Out October 14, 2014
Some books are just can’t miss. We have one here. A great author(s)/illustrator combo, a great hook (a princess with a superhero alter-ego), and an eye-catching look all join forces. And most importantly, the book’s good too. Keep this low-level chapter book on your radar.
John Green appeared on The Colbert Report the other night and @hayleybwrites shared one of the choicest quotes via Twitter. You can check out video of the entire interview here (the whole thing’s great):
I sort of grew up listening to The Roots. I never expected they would eventually be The Tonight Show band and do stuff like this. Not that I’m complaining.
(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link)
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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