Morning Notes: See You in 2114 Edition
FEAR THE SMOKING SCARECROW
In shaking my head news, Bookshelves of Doom points to an article about a minor brouhaha concerning picture book The Scarecrows’ Wedding, in which the bad guy smokes a cigar. Click here to read.
Trees today, books in 100 years. That’s the goal of Future Library 2014-20114, an art project by Katie Paterson. Click here to read.
BOOK COVER PRANK WATCH
New covers for books come out all the time, but rarely are they as … unexpected as the new Penguin UK Modern Classics edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Click here to see it. Also, Creative Review has a nice post about the cover – click here to read. And this isn’t the first time I’ve had to come to grips with a Roald Dahl cover aimed at adults.
HOW GEORGE CLOONEY WILL HELP YOU BECOME A FAMOUS AUTHOR FOR FREE
Real headline alert! I happened to stumble upon this webinar. I don’t know what else to say. Click here to read.
TEN TIPS FOR A PERFECT AUTHOR VISIT
A way less crazy real headline alert! This is an excellent straightforward guide for making sure an author visit goes well. Click here to read.
TESSERING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
There’s been a lot of talk this week about a planned Disney version of A Wrinkle in Time. EarlyWord has the scoop, along with some details on Clifford and The Day the Crayons Quit movie news. Click here to read.
GAME THAT’S SWEEPING THE NATION
The New York Public Library is doing this thing called #emojibooks on Instagram, challenging people to name a book title based on a series of emojis. Can you get this one?
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John; illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Out January 13, 2015.
A new series featuring two rival pranksters – know any kids who might be interested? Find out more about the book (and the wonderful way the cover was revealed) at Publishers Weekly. Click here to read.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) blog continues to put out great stuff on a regular basis. They recently listed their most popular, most commented on, and most shared posts. Click below to read.
The film adaptation of The Giver is coming out on August 15. Katie Holmes is in it, and she was on the Today show recently to talk about it.
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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