Morning Notes: Secret Political Message Edition
ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR CHILDREN’S BOOKS HAS A SECRET POLITICAL MESSAGE
Read Headline Alert! This one from the Washington Post – what book are they talking about? Click here to read more.
(Thanks to my brother Zach for the link)
RAYMOND BRIGGS: ‘DON’T CALL ME THE KING OF CHRISTMAS. I DON’T LIKE CHILDREN, I TRY TO AVOID THEM’
What?! Double Real Headline Alert? What’s going on?! Look, some things just strike me as funny. Children-hating picture book creators is one of them. I make no judgement. Some of the legends shared Briggs’s opinion. It just makes me laugh, is all. Click here to read.
THE SCOTT O’DELL AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION GOES TO…
… a book that’s seen its fair share of discussion this awards season. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz. Click here for the announcement.
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen. Out October, 2016
It’s nice to be surprised. I guess I should have figured there might be a third Hat book from Jon Klassen, seeing as how the first two were both fairly monumental in terms of their critical acclaim and influence on the form (I regularly hear such-and-such new picture book described as I Want My Hat Back meets X). But this new book wasn’t on my radar. As previously stated, it’s a welcome surprise. Click here to read more about the book.
I don’t know, something about turning the calendar page to a new year made me assume the discussion around A Fine Dessert would be dying down. Then Kirkus runs a piece about the book, comparing it to the recent A Birthday Cake for George Washington.
— Raina Telgemeier (@goraina) January 6, 2016
Whoa-ho! A big upcoming book here, folks. Alert the throngs of Raina fans in your life: a new book (called Ghosts) is on the way in 2016.
Do you have a reading resolution? Read more? Read less? Read different? With the Newbery announcement less than a week away, I am realizing that there are a bunch of contender-ish titles I’ve missed. So read more of those in 2016 is my goal.
The latest Coffee Break with EBYR is all about this topic.
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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