Morning Notes: Where’s the Squirrel? Edition
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AWARDED
First there were 10:
Our National Book Award winner in the young people’s literature category is Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman.
THE STATISTICAL DOMINANCE OF DR. SEUSS
Real headline alert! Priceonomics looks at the authors who have sold the most children’s books. While they’re using numbers from 2001 and JK Rowling’s place since then has changed quite a bit, it’s an interesting graph to see. Click here to read.
(Thanks to LISNews for the link)
SCHOOL LIBRARIES, THEY WORK
Scholastic has released the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work!, a “compendium of research supporting the effectiveness of school libraries.” An excellent tool to help advocate for our profession. Share it with the principal/superintendant in your life. Click here to get it.
BEST BOOKS BY AMAZON
Amazon recently published their list of the best books of the year. Click here to check it out.
Usually I focus on one upcoming book in this space. Then I see a post like Coming Soon: 2016 Picture Books Part One, put together by librarian Dylan Teut. I am obsolete. I would rattle off a list of names here, but just go and have a look for yourself. 2016 is looking good.
I hadn’t thought about the possibility of a cover-up…until now. Click here to read.
— Monica Edinger (@medinger) November 17, 2015
Teacher and writer Monica Edinger was a member of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books jury (a.k.a. my dream assignment) and has some behind the scenes photos to show for it. Click the link in the tweet above to read more.
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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