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Morning Notes: Riffing with Sendak Edition

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Do be a judge for the annual Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary (AKA Cybils) Awards. Click here to learn more and apply.


You read that piece in the New York Times yesterday? No not that one. The one about children’s book creators showing their activist sides? Click here to read it.


Over at Bookends, Cindy and Lynn have noticed that there’s a certain school staple that’s been gracing a lot of book covers recently: the humble locker. Click here to read.

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As a guy who likes to throw in limited edition gifts with pre-orders, I want to give a shout-out to the cool enamel pin you can nag by preordering (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, edited by Kelly Jensen. Click here to see them.

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Presto and Zesto in Limboland by Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak. Out Now.

You know who needs some pub? Sendak. You never hear about the guy. I’m lying, but I also really enjoyed this Washington Post piece about how Sendak’s posthumous book with Arthur Yorinks came to be. So click here to read it.

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It’s September and the sight of long pants is reminding us that Calling Caldecott and Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog are about to get back in gear. Award-watchers, be on alert.

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If you were wondering how to become the coolest person (in my book) ever, @borzoiboy, shows the way.

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Thanks to Watch. Connect. Read. guy and cardboard cutout-inspiring John Schumacher, I know what Candlewick Press has released a 15th anniversary book trailer for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. If you’re planning any Dot Day festivities in your library, you may want to fold this in.

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.