Morning Notes: Thrifty and Commonsensical Edition
THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT IS GIVING TEENS €500 ON THEIR 18TH BIRTHDAY TO SPEND ON BOOKS
Real Headline Alert! This is pretty cool.
(Thanks to Minh Lê for the link)
UNSHELVED GOES TO THE MOVIES
Unshelved has added to their movie poster parody collection:
I’ve always been fascinated by the Berenstain Bear treehouse. How do they fit all those rooms in there? Nightlight discusses (in great architectural detail) some of the most famous rooms in children’s literature, including the aforementioned Berenstain house and, of course the Goodnight Moon room. Click here to read.
WONDERING ABOUT WONDERSTRUCK
Did you remember that Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck is going to be a movie? Do you remember the cast (the cast is good). EarlyWord has the update on the film.
DAN GUTMAN PREDICTS THE FUTURE
It contains some not-safe-for-work language, but it’s very funny. Comedian John Oliver recently compared Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to a children’s book: The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman. Click here to watch.
Our pal Dylan is at it again over at Mile High Reading, with the third installment of Coming Soon: 2017 Picture Books. So many good books coming.
There has been some stirrings over at Tales of an Elementary School Librarian. I especially liked this post. Villains could use some help.
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Author Marc Tyler Nobleman has something fun – a contest to match children’s lit creators with their workspaces. Prizes are up for grabs and you have until tomorrow to join in the fun.
Celebrating Dot Day with your students/patrons? KidlitTV has some quick suggestions to help.
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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