Morning Notes: The Golden Crayon Edition
SKYPING FOR A CAUSE
Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli is doing something cool – Skyping with classrooms, charging 100 bucks, and giving all the money to help fight Alzheimers. If you are a school teacher or a librarian who would like to schedule a session during October or November, email Greg at email@example.com.
On NPR, Terry Gross interviewed Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his YA graphic novel memoir, Hey, Kiddo. Click here to listen.
THE BEST BOOK OF 2018
Don’t even try to argue. The best book of 2018 is obvious.
A HILDA GUIDE
For fans of the Hilda animated series on Netflix (I’m raising my hand), Luke Pearson made a guide for how the comics line up with the series (which, I see, will have a second season).
THE BEST WORDS
Thanks to Facebook, I now know about the latest presidential picture book parody. Click here to see it.
IN MOVIE NEWS . . .
— Children's BOOkshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) October 17, 2018
COUPLE OF ME THINGS
I bared my soul over at The Yarn Podcast, talking about the path to publishing The Very Last Castle. Click here to listen.
I bared my soul again over at The Children’s Book Review. The most difficult sentence to finish: “I write because . . .”. I decided to go with the most honest answer. Click here to read it.
You don’t do Morning Notes for a few weeks and now it’s an embarrassment of Book Buzz riches . . .
I’m friends with this guy John, and he has a picture book coming out. Caldecott Honor-winner Lauren Castillo is going to illustrate it. I’m very happy for John and proud of him for this. I can’t wait to read it. Set your countdown timers for 2022.
And of course, the latest 2019 picture book roundup from Mile High Reading.
I love hearing the books people love. I also love hearing about the books people don’t love. Therefore, I enjoyed this post. Click the image below to read.
Go Dog Go! told me that parties were going to be like this & i think it's why i never liked actual parties when i got old enough to go to them cause this still looks like the perfect speed of party pic.twitter.com/DLT4d5o2IX
— jon klassen (@burstofbeaden) October 13, 2018
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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