Morning Notes: 20 Variations Edition
The Battle of the Kids’ Books is raging over at School Library Journal. March: Book 3 seems to be the clear-cut favorite (deservedly so – that series is excellent), but I wouldn’t count out Some Writer! Click here for the latest.
Seems like every week lately I’m sharing a new Mo Willems interview. The more the merrier, I say. Willems was recently on the New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast. Click here to listen.
Just for kicks, why don’t we have a look at the bestselling books at independent bookstores last week?
Children’s Illustrated and Fiction Series
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Middle Grade and Young Adult
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Over at the Horn Book, KT Horning talks about the CCBC’s diversity statistics.
Raise your hand if you like cover outtakes.
Then this Greg Pizzoli tweet is for you.
Check out these sketches for the cover of THE WATERMELON SEED (from 2012) pic.twitter.com/lwN4VO76wZ
— Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli) March 27, 2017
Question: Did you know The Story of Ferdinand was going to be an animated film? I heard this a while back, but you never quite believe these things until you see proof. Today (thanks to EarlyWord) we have proof – a trailer. I’ve always wondered what it would be like if Ferdinand tried to drive a car.
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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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