The Up That is Rounded
- Recently I bought Nancy Pearl’s Book Crush for my own use and devices. For those of you not in the library profession who have not come across Ms. Pearl’s name before, you will find that she is perhaps best known as the model for the librarian action figure. Until now, I haven’t really gotten a chance to sit down and read her latest title of children’s book recommendations cover to cover, so you can imagine my gratitude when I saw this review of the title on the blog Z Recommends. There’s some pointed criticism going on there that’s worth a gander.
- There also appears to be an entire blog about library typos in existence. No lie. Those of us who are not catalogers will know the pain of running across a typo on your online catalog that you are powerless to correct. The kidlit typos in particular can be found on the following dates:
April 12, 2007 – Appendex
April 27, 2007 – Authur
May 23, 2007 – Fo
May 25, 2007 – Jame
June 13, 2007 – Vistor
June 28, 2007 – Roomate
- Aw. 7-Imp has just interviewed the impossibly adorable Hank Green. I’m so glad this ran. I missed the happy dancing side-by-side episode of the show. Hey, has anyone else realized that because of Brotherhood 2.0, no one will ever make as great a video blog in the history of man? Think about that. Think about it and then coo over Harry and the Potters sporting the Nerd Fighter hand signal.
- And hey! Look what Sandbox recently discovered.
- From Gail Gauthier I’ve learned about The Newbery Project. Love the name. It’s a group of people (anyone can apparently join) who read and discuss various Newbery winning titles. Poor Dobry. Nobody wants to read you, do they? Could it be because you’re just a slightly different variation of Waterless Mountain (which is another title no one wants to touch)? Survey says yes.
- A Spook’s Apprentice film in the works? If you’ve read Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (a magnificent scary read for middle graders) you’d understand how excited I am at this thought. Thanks to the Achocka blog for the link.
- And finally, the worst idea of the year award goes to . . . .
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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