Morning Notes: I Have a Book Idea Edition
BETSY DEVOS IS IN A CHILDREN’S BOOK
Remember a couple weeks back when I shared that Seuss-inspired picture book being used in a . Well now my home state is getting in on the action with a picture book starring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and candidate for governor Bill Schuette. Click here to read it.
There’s a new online journal that everyone should check out: Research on Diversity in Youth Literature. The first issue is focused on #ownvoices, and is available now. Click here to read.
100 ACRES FOR 100,000
Sotheby’s is soon auctioning off the original Winnie-the-Pooh Hundred Acre Wood map. Interested? Click here to read.
WHAT’S THAT SOUND?
Cicada by Shaun Tan. Out January 29, 2019.
Any time Shaun Tan has a new book out, it’s an event. This one’s about a hardworking cicada and is aimed at “older picture book readers”. Looking forward to it.
Uncle: I have a book idea.
Uncle: Children’s book.
Me: About what?
Uncle: No that’s the idea, a book for children.
— Eric Smith (@ericsmithrocks) May 27, 2018
Shannon Hale is really great. If you didn’t know this, or you just wanted to be reminded yet again, watch this video. PBS talked to Hale about her life and books and it’s full of all sorts of great moments.
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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