Morning Notes: Itchy Edition
Anne Ursu’s out here doing the real work. She recently shared her findings from a survey about sexual harassment in the children’s book industry. Click here to read.
MAURICE SENDAK: INTERIOR DESIGNER
What would it look like if Sendak, Carle, Rowling or three other children’s lit greats designed the baby’s room? Now we (sort of) know.
WILDER NO MORE?
There will be some discussion at the ALA Midwinter conference this weekend about possibly changing the Laura Ingalls Wilder award, ALSC’s version of a lifetime achievement award. Click here to read more.
I’ll let Mo Willems do the honors:
Itching to read LeUyen Pham's hilarious, THE ITCHY BOOK! (#5 in the ELEPHANT & PIGGIE LIKE READING! series)? It's a funny one, but you won't be able to scratch that itch until 5/15/18. https://t.co/5RYFupKcRP pic.twitter.com/WdCVe8No0X
— Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) February 8, 2018
Get excited. The next book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series will be The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham.
Calling Caldecott made their call on the 2018 Caldecott (with the help of reader votes). Click here to see which books are at the top.
Usually these are funny! This week, not funny! The sad state of school librarianship in Michigan:
This is a problem that #MichED needs to solve. I have never taught in a school with a certified librarian, and that is unfair to each and every student that I have ever taught. pic.twitter.com/SXTdvv8yZz
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) February 8, 2018
This video isn’t about children’s literature exactly, but I feel like it applies. Why children’s drawings matter:
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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