Morning Notes: Two Truths and a Lie Edition
THESE ARE THE STARS
ShelfTalker recently updated their annual list of books that have received starred reviews from the major review journals. Man, do I need to read Lost in NYC. Click here to see the list.
Under the cover of darkness a brand new bonus episode of The Yarn has been released. Jennifer and Matthew Holm talk about what is fact and what is fiction in Sunny Side Up.
THE LITTLE HOUSE IRL
We have a case of life reflecting art here.
“[A] big city sprouted up around a tiny California house and its elderly owner refused to sell the only home he’d ever known.” Click here to see it.
(Thanks to Lark Pien for the link)
File this under getting in the head of a bookmaker. Viviane Schwartz explains What it Feels Like to Write a Picture Book. Click here to read.
Sea Change by Frank Viva. Out May 10, 2016
I love seeing book creators try things readers might not expect. The guy behind picture book Along a Long Road and early reader graphic novel A Trip to the Bottom of the World has something a bit different in store. At 160 pages, Viva describes this as a middle grade novel.
A Fuse #8 Production was on fire this week. Take your pick of must-read posts:
Things appear to be going pretty well for @bobshea.
You: Hey Bob, how's the old career going? Me: Here's my sweet candy apple red oil tank, so you tell me. pic.twitter.com/8zoKH2lyX0
— bob shea (@bobshea) October 21, 2015
I try my best to prep for author visits. I do. But after watching this clip of Kate DiCamillo at a school in Pittsburgh, I’m considering throwing in the towel. Waving the white flag. Live animals? This puts all other author visits to shame.
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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