Morning Notes: Beware the Sun Edition
BEST OF THE BEST
EarlyWord did something fun: they crunched the numbers on all the best of the year lists and identified the books that appeared most often. It’s like the Best of 2015: Greatest Hits Collection. Click here to see the books.
THE SNOWMAN GETS A BETTER TITLE
Courtesy of the Better Book Titles blog.
The votes have been tallied (over 3 million), and the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards are…
I will leave no Best of 2015 stone unturned. The Horn Book has released their favorites as well. Good choices, Horn Book. Click here to see them.
CARE FOR SOME TURKISH DELIGHT?
When you read the headline C.S. LEWIS’ GREATEST FICTION: CONVINCING AMERICAN KIDS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TURKISH DELIGHT, how can you resist? Click here to read.
(Thanks to Monica Edinger for the link via Facebook)
Little Red by Bethan Woollvin. Out April 1, 2016.
I welcome twists on folktales with open arms. I particularly liked this take on the Little Red Riding Hood story by debut author/illustrator Woollvin, where our protagonist, axe in hand, is fully capable of saving herself.
In case you missed it, Steve Sheinkin shared his latest Walking and Talking With… comic the other day. This time, Dav Pilkey is the guest walker. I love these.
— Mr. ©olby Sharp (@colbysharp) December 2, 2015
If you’re a fan of the best sound in the world (kids cheering for books) you’ll want to check out this tweet from @colbysharp, filmed as he announced the Mock Caldecott results for his third grade class.
A double feature today. First up, the latest trailer for the upcoming The Little Prince animated film. I like the looks of this.
Next up, a holiday book extravaganza from KidLit TV, featuring John Sellers (children’s reviews editor for Publishers Weekly) , Maria Russo (children’s book editor for the New York Times), and John Schumacher (the Mr. Schu of Watch. Connect. Read.). They share their favorite new books for the holidays.
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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