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Morning Notes: TBD Edition


Over at Brain Pickings, Maria Popova has selected her favorite children’s books of the year. It’s a list so cool it almost hurts, but it highlights some great books that you won’t find anywhere else. Click here to read.


Alright – who wants to see Tomi dePaola’s house? You sir? You ma’am? His abode was recently featured in New Hampshire Home magazine. As soon as house cloning is invented, I’m getting me a dePaola library.  Click here to see it.

(Thanks to Dryden Books for the link)


If you’re a librarian that works with teens, get yourself on over to Teen Librarian Toolbox, the newest blog on the School Library Journal block. Click here to visit.

The Marvels by Brian Selznick. Release date TBD

Normally I reserve this spot for a book that might actually be on a shelf sometime soon. But sometimes I get excited. If you loved The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck as much as I, the following information might get you excited too. That’s right – new book by the Selz-man. Click here (or the image below) for all the info.

Scholastic is offering a batch of audiobooks bundled together in a pay-what-you-want format. Boing Boing points the way.

You’ve been tweet-warned: @sljournal will be revealing their Best Books of 2014 on Twitter tomorrow (Thursday, November 20) at 7:00 pm ET.

It’s get inspired time, folks. Vancouver librarian Shannon Ozirny gives a TEDx talk on the power of the search.

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I’m trusting Maria had permission for ALL of those fabulous illustrations! Interesting list (and I sure wish Enchanted Lion would put me on their mailing list).