Morning Notes: The Little Engine That Didn’t Make It Edition
HILDA AND THE SUBSCRIPTION STEAMING SERVICE
Hilda (of Luke Person’s Hilda comics) is being adapted as an animated series for Netflix. I’m usually very cynical about these sorts of things, but I have a sneaking suspicion this is going to be awesome. Click here for the details.
I WOULD EAT THEM IN A BOAT
If this is what green eggs and ham really looks like . . .
A) I don’t know what took the furry dude in the tall black hat so long to chow down.
B) count me in.
Click here to read how a fictional dish becomes real.
NEW BLOG COMING
ALERT: There’s a new blog on the horizon – Family Reading. It’s coming after Labor Day on the Horn Book website. Click here to learn more.
HOP ON POP UP
Slate has started a pop-up blog about children’s literature called Nightlight (side note: I love the idea of a temporary blog that focuses on one topic) Click here to read.
Let Me Finish! author and Bottom Shelf Books blogger Minh Lê also does the occasional roundup of picture books for Huffington Post. He recently dropped his First Half Recap of 2016 Picture Books and you should go out and get every one. And don’t miss Some of the Best Picture Books of 2016 Thus Far (Mid-Year Summary) at A Fuse #8 Production.
The New Yorker put together an interactive bookshelf full of children’s literature spoofs. The Giving Tree is truly the parody gift that keeps on giving.
Move over, Flat Stanley. Cardboard Schu is traveling now.
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) August 8, 2016
In recent years, The Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder awards banquet has been incorporating videos featuring the winners. This past banquet, Newbery and Caldecott winners shout out their favorite Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder books.
Click here (or the image below) to view the video at Watch. Connect. Read.
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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