Morning Notes: Facepalm Edition
AMAZON IS NOT MY LIBRARY
This week Forbes ran a piece titled Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money. My approximate reaction was:
The thing was so wrongheaded and got on so many people’s nerves that Forbes deleted it. SLJ has the story of what went down.
BRAIN LAIR: OPEN FOR BIZ
IT’S NOT ABOUT ALEXANDER HAMILTON
But Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be publishing a children’s book. It’s based on his tweets. Click here to read.
Two options here. You can either see the latest round up of 2019 picture books at Mile High Reading (sign me up for Magic Ramen and Bruno, the Standing Cat). Or, if you’d prefer a wider scope, Publishers Weekly just released their Sneak Previews: Highlights for Spring 2019.
Author Erica Perl talks about a topic you don’t see too often in books for kids – depression and suicide.
ARE REAL BOOKS
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— Jess Keating (@Jess_Keating) July 16, 2018
This was fun. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, from sketches to dummy to finished copy, as told by the creator, Simms Taback
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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