Morning Notes: Baba O’Snoopy Edition
SO FAR, THE STARS
In 2015, only three books have earned six starred reviews. Shelftalker has the latest update of The Stars So Far – the place to look for the most critically acclaimed books of the year. Click here to read.
COMING SOON TO THE SMALL SCREEN
Looks like I’m going to have to update my list of kid’s books turned into television shows soon. Amazon is developing a number of shows based on children’s books. Click here for the scoop over at Booklist.
THE VERY THIRSTY CATERPILLAR
I feel like I’ve become desensitized to the stuff that turns up on Awful Library Books. There’s just so much bad. But their recent post about The Brown Bottle has shaken me out of my malaise. This book answers the never-asked question, “What if The Very Hungry Caterpillar had a drinking problem?” Click here to read.
READ ALOUD CHEAT SHEET
Shelftalker also shared a list of great all-family read alouds:
(Click the image for the larger version at Shelftalker)
Pax, by Sara Pennypacker; illustrated by Jon Klassen. Out February 2, 2016.
Sara Pennypacker, the author most well known for Clementine has teamed up with Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen for this book about a boy and his pet fox. Publishers Weekly interviewed Pennypacker and Klassen about how the book was created. Click here to read it.
Over at Daydream Reader, my colleague Niki Barnes shares the top 5 read alouds in her 2nd grade classroom this year. Click here to read.
David Burge goes deep with this Seuss tweet.
Dr. Seuss predicted everything. pic.twitter.com/cSmWzqThhv
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 12, 2015
The Peanuts Movie will be coming to theaters November 6, and an extended trailer was just released. While it’s going to take me a while to get over the absence of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, this update could be fun.
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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