Morning Notes: Ye Who Enter Edition
COMING SOON: THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CHILDREN’S BOOK?
A rare first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is going up for auction soon and it might become the most expensive ever. Click here to read.
EATING IN A BOXCAR
Filed away in my mind as “curiosity” are children’s lit cookbooks. “Yes, yes, Nancy Drew can solve a mystery, but what I want to know is, what does she whip up for breakfast when time is tight?” Therefore I enjoyed this post covering the topic.
BETTER BOOK TITLES…
CALLING ALL READ ALOUDS
Have you checked out the Horn Book Podcast? They’re doing good stuff over there. And now they’re looking for some participation from you in the form of a read aloud rec. Record it and send it their way to be included in an upcoming episode. Mine’s in the can – now I just need to send it over. Click here for details about how to take part.
LAST STOP LISTENING
Last Stop on Market Street author Matt de la Pena and illustrator Christian Robinson recently talked about their book and the larger topic of diversity with MPR News. Click here to listen.
What books will independent bookstores push this summer? The Summer 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List just put out their list of books “identified by children’s booksellers as enduring works” We have books you might expect (Raymie Nightingale), next to some lesser known titles. Click here to read.
(Thanks to @PWKidsBookshelf for the link)
Whoa. If you’re interested in how a picture book is made, don’t miss these two posts by Swatch author/illustrator Julia Denos. Incredibly in-depth and insightful. Man – so cool.
Evidence that illustrator dinner parties are better than other dinner parties:
— Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 16, 2016
You hear a lot about book awards from the perspective of the authors and illustrators who win and from readers looking to make predictions (see: Calling Caldecott and Heavy Medal). You don’t often hear what book awards are like from the publisher perspective. No more! My friends Ahna and Katherine over at Eerdmans spill the beans in the latest Coffee Break.
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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