Morning Notes: The Feel-Good Event of the Season Edition
YOU FANCY, EH?
Fancy Nancy, everyones favorite faux Parisian will hit small screens in a big way in 2017, with a movie and series for the Disney Junior channel. Click here to read.
JUNIE B. JONES AND THE STUPID SMELLY COVER
One of the most well-known rascals of children’s literature is getting a cover update. Coming in May all 28 Junie B. Jones books will have a new look:
For comparison, here’s the original:
There’s a recent article over at Bookriot titled Why I Quit Goodreads (or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women) that has been getting a lot of attention. Click here to read.
CAST YOUR VOTE FOR CHILDREN’S CHOICE, CHILDREN’S CHOICE, CHILDREN’S CHOICE…
(That was to the tune of London Bridges, by the way)
Why not have your students vote for their favorites in the Children’s Choice Book Awards? Voting is open until May 3. Click here to see the nominees and cast a vote.
BEST READ ALOUD
I love the E.B. White Read-Aloud award. Nominees for the 2015 award have just been announced, and it’s a great list to share with those looking for read aloud suggestion. I will be pulling for The Fourteenth Goldfish and Goodnight Already. Click here to see it.
I Will Chomp You by Jory John; illustrated by Bob Shea. Out August 4, 2015.
Some pairings make perfect sense. The author of E.B. White read aloud nominee Goodnight Already (John) teaming up with the author of a multitude of read-aloud crowd-pleasers (Shea)? I’ll say it again: some pairings make perfect sense.
Watch. Connect. Read. and I co-host a monthly photo round-up of hold shelves around the country. The latest gallery just went up – view popularity in all its unfiltered glory here:
@FuseEight has the scoop on the first televised interview with our newly minted Newbery winner, Kwame Alexander. Good ol’ PBS.
In a world … where there’s a dramatic film adaptation of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus …
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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