Morning Notes: Ferk Finkular Edition
AND THE WINNER IS…
A new School Librarian of the Year has been crowned. Who is it? The School Library Journal announcement is here.
The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards are celebrating a decade in biz. If you want to be a part of the book awarding fun, they just put out a call for 2015 judges. Click here to find out more.
THERE IS A BIRD IN YOUR NEWSPAPER
Betsy Bird (she of A Fuse #8 Production) and her family recently relocated to Evanston, IL, and some local rag by the name of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE picked up on the story. Click here to read.
MEANWHILE, IN HOLLYWOOD…
Angelina Jolie is producing an animated adaptation of a YA book? It’s true.
50 MORE FOR 2015
I love it when Minh Le pops up over at Huffington Post to share his favorite picture books. Don’t miss When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books from a Stellar 2015.
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson. Out February 16, 2016.
How does Victoria Jamieson follow the outstanding Roller Girl? With a lower-level graphic novel about the secret lives of class pets. I’m excited to see it.
Comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug has uncovered the next unpublished Dr. Seuss manuscript – a grocery list.
Better Nate Than Ever author Tim Federle consistently churns out gold in his Twitter feed. Gold like this:
15 years of professional acting have prepared me for my greatest role yet. pic.twitter.com/550YmBaJhm
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) August 24, 2015
If you’ve been looking for an off-the-wall (and funny) children’s lit-related video, look no further. A book report on The Cat in the Hat turns into a Frozen sing-along.
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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