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News! McSweeney’s to Publish Illustoria Magazine

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Since it began in 2016, Illustoria magazine has been one of the coolest around. Billed as a mag “for creative kids and their grown-ups”, every issue is bursting with visual delights. Today the folks at Illustoria have some news to share: moving forward they will be published by McSweeney’s, the San Francisco publishing house founded […]

Books on Film: Meg Medina Reacts to Her Newbery Win

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Over at the ALSC YouTube channel, they are slowly posting reaction videos from the 2019 Youth Media Award winners. First up, Newbery winner Meg Medina.

Books on Film: A Conversation with Arthur Geisert

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As a child, Arthur Geisert really wanted to be a mountain climber. Selfishly, I’m glad it didn’t work out. Because now we have a bunch of great Geisert-created picture books (like this one). This video finds A.G. in his studio, talking about his life and work.

Morning Notes: Stickers Edition

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STUDIO YUYI Want to see inside Yuyi Morales’ treehouse studio? Click here. TALKING ABOUT SEUSS The most must-read item of the week is one I think a lot of people would like to ignore: a report of the racism contained in the work of Dr Seuss. We all know about it in If I Ran […]

Book Trailer Premiere: Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!

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I met Jorge Lacera at the NCTE conference this year. Jorge illustrated the cover for The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya. He told me that he and his wife Megan had a picture book coming out in the spring and when I saw the cover/title, I was in. We are here today […]

Books on Film: Angie Thomas on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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Angie Thomas was on The Daily Show on Wednesday. She was a great conversation and I recommend you watch it.

Morning Notes: Dirty Snowbanks Edition

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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. BUT SRSLY Lauren Child thinks children’s publishing is getting the short end of the stick and is advocating for a change. Click here to […]

Morning Notes: horizon striles Edition

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DEAR ZOO: WHERE ARE THE FEMALE ANIMALS? You ever notice how in Dear Zoo, there are no female animals? This blog did. And now, for some reason, people are mad that the blog called it out??? Where’s an eye-roll emoji when you need it? (Related note: A couple weeks ago Brian Lies wrote an excellent post […]

Watch the 2019 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

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When I’m old and retired and I’m giving out the award for Hardest Working 100 Scope Notes Image of All Time, you know who’s name I’m going to call? Right here: This is your annual reminder that The 2019 Youth Media Awards are coming on January 28th at 8:00 am PST (11:00 am EST). The […]

Morning Notes: Legends of Greemulax Edition

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REBOOTING Roald Dahl’s The Witches is coming back to theaters and Anne Hathaway will be a part of the action. Click here to read. CHOOSE YOUR OWN LAWSUIT The Choose Your Own Adventure publisher is suing Netflix over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Click here to read. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T READ In “You […]

Morning Notes: One to Go Edition

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R.I.P. JB One of the picture book greats, John Burningham, has passed away. If you’re a fan of the form and you haven’t dug into Burningham’s catalog, you should. Click here to read more. AWESOMELY WIMPY I remember watching a video interview with Jeff Kinney a while back (I can’t find it now or I would […]

Books on Film: Roald Dahl and Wimpy Kid

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Happy New Year! Two coming soons to keep an eye on . . . Coming Soon #1 Netflix released this trailer about animated Roald Dahl stories to come. I am cautiously optimistic about this news, especially since they will be animated. Is it just me or is live-action more difficult to pull off? Maybe I’m […]

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri

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You know Daniel Salmieri. He’s illustrated a bunch of Adam Rubin-penned read aloud classics: Dragons Love Tacos, Robo-Sauce, Secret Pizza Party. Earlier this year Enchanted Lion published his author/illustrator debut, Bear and Wolf. They went and made an excellent book trailer for it. And we’re all here to have a look. 100 Scope Notes Book […]

The Storyline Online Oscars

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Storyline Online is a SAG-AFTRA-produced website with videos of actors and actresses reading well-known picture books aloud. I’ll occasionally take my students to the website and they seem to like it quite a bit. After watching all the videos, here are my completely biased and in no way official awards Most Comfortable: Ed O’Neill, HOW […]

Morning Notes: Nutshell Edition

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AND THE 2018 KIRKUS PRIZE GOES TO . . . A great book. COMING TO A TOLLBOOTH NEAR YOU The Phantom Tollbooth may soon be coming to the theater. Click here to read. TINY TREND Tiny books. Yea or nay? Because John Green is going the full Nutshell library on us. NORTH OF BORDER BESTSELLERS […]