Morning Notes: ‘I Want One’ Edition
BOOKS BATTLE SOON
The School Library Journal Battle of the Kids’ Books is about to get started. Go here to see the contenders (and the matchups). I’m predicting a win for Ghost by Jason Reynolds.
V.L.B. ON TECH
The Atlantic has a piece on technology innovation, through the lens of Virginia Lee Burton (a.k.a. The Notorious V.L.B.) books. Click here to read.
ONE FOR THE RADAR
Sapling, a new site dedicated to children’s literature is coming March 6th. It’s created by a couple New Zealanders. Click here to read about it.
SHOES MAKE THE CHARACTER
Judy Newman challenges you to match the shoe with the book character. Click here to give it a try.
Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems. Out September 5, 2017.
What with all the Pigeon, Knuffle, Elephant and Piggie, Leonardo the Terrible Monster has practically become a Mo Willems deep cut. Now Sam from that book is stepping out in a story of his own.
This was but one of the gems to be found at the Mile High Reading post Coming Soon: 2017 Picture Books PART ELEVEN.
John Schumacher of Watch. Connect. Read. continues his series of interviews with Youth Media Award Winners. Man, both of these are so great. Completely recommended reading.
Thanks, Chelsea Clinton, for letting us know that Merriam Webster has added Seussian to the dictionary.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 7, 2017
In HOW DID I MISS THIS??? news, CBS Sunday Morning featured Kadir Nelson back in the summer. There is so much good stuff in here, including Nelson’s recounting of a phone call from the King of Pop.
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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