Morning Notes: A Grown-Up Wrote It Edition
NO GOOD VERY BAD BOOK
In the New York Times, cartoonist Grant Snider brings us The Very Bad Picture Book. Click here to read.
THE SPORTIEST OF SPORTY
I haven’t mentioned one of these lists in a while, but Booklist keeps on releasing Top 10 lists to keep an eye on, like this one: the Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2015. Click here to read.
I CAUGHT THE MOVIE
David Cameron named The Lorax as his favorite children’s book – but summarized the film adaptaion. Click here to read.
Witness a school librarian blogger stepping up his game. That’s what Benji Martin has been doing lately over at Tales of an Elementary School Librarian. He’s digging into Keven Henkes’s Waiting and Mac Barnett’s Leo: A Ghost Story, he’s making comics, he’s conducting book battles. I am enjoying all of it.
Mischief Season (The Witches of Benevento, Book #1) by John Bemmelmans Marciano, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Out April 12, 2016
You know what’s fun to see? When a book you see on the drawing desk makes it to finished product. The Witches of Benevento was in progress last spring when we took a tour of The Atlas Powder Picture Book Company (a post that still features the best GIF in children’s book history), and now I see it will be out in the world this spring.
Does anything beat this in-depth chat between Julie Danielson of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and Carle Honoree, editor Neal Porter? Not for my money. In true Seven Imp fashion, there’s even sneak peeks of a bunch of upcoming books. Turn on some Barry Manilow. Get a cup of coffee, and click here to read.
Quentin Blake's greatest decapitations. pic.twitter.com/WJvuP8Frwx
— Jake Hayes (@tygertale) September 25, 2015
KidLit TV has been all over the place lately. They recently crashed (I can’t confirm that claim) the Princeton Book Festival and interviewed a bunch of folks, including Lauren Castillo, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Amelia Bedelia. Yes, you read that correctly.
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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