Morning Notes: Don’t Push the Button Edition
PRETTY GOOD YEAR
Jackie Woodson: having a pretty good year. Click here to read.
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
Should we have fewer books with rule-breaking characters? Fatherly thinks so. Click here to read.
CANCELED AND PULPED
The New York Times follows up in the #metoo movement in children’s literature, talking with (among others) Elizabeth Rusch, the picture book author who’s book, illustrated by David Diaz, has been cancelled with plans for a new illustrator. Click here to read.
HOW CHILDREN’S BOOKS REVEAL OUR EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH WHALES
Real headline alert! Smithsonian has something to say. Summary: all this water spouting out of the blowhole needs to stop. Click here to read.
UH, ONE OF THESE PEOPLE DOESN’T FIT
“So, who should we include in this book of ‘amazing leaders’?”
“Mandela should be in there. Ghandi for sure.”
“How about Hitler?”
I Got It! by David Wiesner (April 3, 2018)
The Wies-man is back for another light on the words, heavy on the mind-bending visuals picture book that he does so well.
Tales of an Elementary School Librarian is rolling these days, and this post that translates the Caldecott Honor winning Du Iz Tak? is my favorite.
Mistaken author identity from @DanGemeinhart
Super excited girl at my school visit this morning: Oh my gosh you’re my favorite author EVER! I’ve read ALL your books!
Me: Wow! Awesome! Which is your favorite?
Her: *starts listing books. All by Dan Gutman. Who I’m not.*
It was a very disappointing moment for both of us.
— Dan Gemeinhart (@DanGemeinhart) March 22, 2018
Art lessons with James Ransome anyone?
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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