Morning Notes: Dirty Snowbanks Edition
BURN AFTER READING
Ted Geisel’s thank you letter to a friend who stopped him from burning his first picture book manuscript is up for auction. Click here to read about it.
Lauren Child thinks children’s publishing is getting the short end of the stick and is advocating for a change. Click here to read/watch.
Normally I’d put this list of The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2019 in the next section, but that space is already taken, so here it is!. Click here to read.
There’s a brand-new entry (the 13th!) in everyone’s favorite picture book preview series: 2019 Picture Book Previews over at Mile High Reading. I’m most excited to see that new Minh Le book. Click here to read.
One of my favorite annual events is back. Over at Watch. Connect. Read. John Schumacher is interviewing all the 2019 Caldecott winners. So far he’s talked to Sophie Blackall, Oge Mora, and Grace Lin about getting “The Call” and about what the Caldecott means to them.
For everyone who’s reached awards-season capacity:
Oh, for God’s sake.
— kthorning (@kthorning) February 1, 2019
Did I expect to see a trailer for a children’s lit adaptation during the Super Bowl? I did not. But there it was: the first look at the Guillermo Del Toro directed Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Looks to me to be more Stephen Gammell than Brett Helquist, if you know what I mean.
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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