Morning Notes: 10 Minute Edition
The Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals, the UK equivalent to the Caldecott and Newbery, were recently announced. Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill won Greenaway, and Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman took the Carnegie – both true stories. I managed to review the Greenaway winner. Sometimes it pays to be a Shack-o-phile. Click here for the official press release.
I set my trap carefully. I drew a picture to make it enticing. I was brief with the words, leaving a lot unsaid. Two of the finest bloggers out there, A Fuse #8 Production and Educating Alice, took the bait and wrote honestly and eloquently about the Critic/Champion Continuum I mentioned last week. We Are the Champions, My Friends. The Championship Season.
TURN THE PAGE PLEASE 🙂
Amazon will begin paying authors for its Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library self-publishing services per page read, instead of per book. It’s causing a stir.
I'm predicting a huge rise in the use of ellipses as @amazon will now only pay authors for pages read. And…
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) June 23, 2015
A Fuse #8 Production also just dropped (you’re trying to hard, man. How about released?) her 2016 Newbery/Caldecott predictions. Head over there to read them.
LIVE FROM A 2000 RAV4
From my scheme to climb to the tops of blogrolls to my weird personal motto, I spill the beans on all my desperate grabs for blog attention and glory in this interview on 10 Minutes with Mr. Sharp. Click here to listen.
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. Out August 25, 2015.
Thompson immediately entered the graphic novel hall of fame with YA/adult Blankets. In August his first book for young readers – about a girl on a mission to save her dad – arrives.
Chris Sheban has created book covers for all kinds of books – including Newbery Honor winners Paperboy and Because of Winn-Dixie. Author James Preller recently interviewed Sheban and they get down to the entity-gritty of how a book cover is made, with artwork from every step. Click here to read.
— Picturebook Makers (@pbookmakers) June 23, 2015
If you’re into how picture books are made, don’t miss this post at Picturebook Makers with Suzy Lee.
Kidlit TV talks to Tim Federle this week:
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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