Morning Notes: ‘There’s No Plot’ Edition
What are Katherine Applegate, Phil & Erin Stead, Nikki Grimes, Mo Willems, and other authors and illustrators reading this summer? SLJ has the scoop. Click here to read.
BIG SCREEN BEEKLE
In case you missed it, last week we had the biggest Caldecott Medal movie news since Martin Scorsese directed Hugo Cabret. Jason Reitman will be directing an animated adaptation of Dan Santat’s Beekle for DreamWorks (In this GeekDad interview Santat details how his successful pitch to DreamWorks is what allowed the book to be published in the first place.) Click here to read.
Illustrator Chris Riddell has been named the UK Children’s Laureate. Click here to read more.
And now for a list of a different sort: the 100 Best Canadian Books of All Time. Click here to read.
McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger; illustrated by John Hendrix. Out September 1, 2015.
Gotta say, this is a team-up I didn’t see coming. The dude behind Origami Yoda and The Qwikpick Papers (Angleberger) joins forces with a guy best known for historical picture books (Hendrix). I’m looking forward to the results, which have already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Celebrity picture books. Way more interesting to me than the quality of the book is how the celebrity presents it. Fallon goes the route you might expect – self deprecating.
(Side note: During this video, I kept hoping Matt Lauer would spot LBB on the wall and remark, “what the hell?”)
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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