Morning Notes: Elaborate Hoax Meter Edition
WONDER OF WONDERS
A bunch of talented children’s literature folks recently banded together to create All the Wonders, a site that wants to take readers “beyond the book”. Here’s the deal: they take a book (like Ed Vere’s Max the Brave) and offer up a bunch of stuff to go along with it. There’s a song and video. There’s a craft. There’s a sneak peek of the book. There’s an interview with the author. I’ll be showing this website to students soon. Click here to check it out.
FORTUNATELY, JOHNNY DEPP
It looks like Johnny Depp will star in the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, The Milk. It’s being pitched as a “live action/animation hybrid”. I like the sound of that. Click here for details.
A BOOK FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
Have you ever seen a used book being sold for one cent online? If you’re like me, you begin to wonder about this sort of thing. Like how it makes any business sense. Thankfully, this New York Times piece goes behind the scenes of used booksellers and clears some things up. Interesting stuff. Click here to read.
MISS NELSON IS…
Better Book Titles is at it again. Click here for the post.
BOOKSELLER JEFF KINNEY
Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney recently talked to Forbes about his latest venture: owning a bookstore. Sounds like things are going well. Click here to read.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. Out March 8, 2016
Newbery Honoree (for The Underneath) Appelt teams up here with McGhee (who you might know best from her co-author role in the Bink & Gollie series) for a story about two sisters, and what happens when one disappears without a trace. I’m excited.
Did anyone see this coming? By anyone, I mean me, and the answer is no. The eighth installment in the Harry Potter series is going to happen. But on stage. While my Elaborate Hoax meter is buzzing, it appears to be true. EarlyWord has the news. Click the image below to read.
— Lucy Ruth Cummins (@lucyruth) October 22, 2015
Halloween is coming. Time to pull this one out of the archives. I’ve been showing it to students all 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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