Morning Notes: Crisis Any Minute Now Edition
UNGERER ON DEMAND
Thanks to this tweet by picture book creator Greg Pizzoli:
I found out that the Tomi Ungerer documentary I mentioned a while back is now available on Netflix. I started watching it tonight and had to tear myself away to write this. So far, so great. So if you have Netflix, get to it.
I AM BANNED
Are you aware it is Banned Books Week? Say it with me: Ain’t nobody touching our Pilkeys! Book Patrol has an interesting internet-y thing – answer some questions to find out which banned book you are. I am Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. Click here to give it a try.
Michigan children’s librarians take note! Unconferences are pretty great – attendees decide what they want to learn about. The Kalamazoo Public Library is hosing the Michigan KidLib Unconference on Friday, April 24, 2015. So Tomorrow has all the details here.
YOU HAD ME AT DONUT
Over at Bookends, Lynn and Cindy share their First Lines contest and pull a few choice openers. Click here to read.
J.W. ON NPR
NPR spent a day with Jacqueline Woodson to talk about her life and most recent work, Brown Girl Dreaming. Click here to listen.
The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine; illustrated by Marc Brown. Out July 21, 2015
Two children’s lit titans are getting together for a picture book next summer.
Which books are the critics loving this year? Shelftalker has just updated their Stars So Far, tallying all the starred reviews for 2014 books. Can you name the three books in the 6 stars category? Click here (or the image below) to find out.
In 1996 Robin Williams did some library-related riffs in honor of the opening of the San Francisco Main Public Library.
(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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