News & Notes – 4/14/2018

April 14, 2018 News & Notes 4

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff


Book News


Literary Losses

Jean Marzollo, children’s author best known for the I Spy series, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the age of 75. In addition to penning over 150 children’s books, Marzollo eventually began illustrating her own books. She died at home of natural causes.

Obituaries and tributes: The Putnam County NewsNPR; School Library Journal

Bibliography and Biography: Goodreads; Wikipedia; author’s website


Worth Reading/Viewing



Upcoming Books, Movies, & TV


Detail from Alan Lee’s cover illustration for The Fall of Gondolin. Photograph: HarperCollins


Awesome Lists


Just For Fun

Nottingham Post, 1930

In honor of National Library Week: These were the rules adopted by an English library in 1930. Remember, don’t lie to your librarian!


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!

4 Responses to “News & Notes – 4/14/2018”

  1. RO

    As a person who practically lives at the Library, I love your focus. Mental Floss always has these really cool lists, and the overdue one is just as fun. The library sure has changed since 1930. Kids are in there sharing pictures via the computer, listening to music and doing very little reading these days. I shudder to think about the lies that librarians are told these days. (lol) Hugs…RO
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It seemed appropriate to focus on libraries in this News & Notes, since National Library Week was just finishing up! I don’t know… I think kids are reading more than we think, though you’re right that they also use the library for other things.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I like them, but I’m not buying yet another set of HP books, especially in paperback. If I did get another set, it would probably be the Hufflepuff colors set, or the Ravenclaw set… but I already have the hardcovers with the Mary GrandPré jackets, and I’m buying the Jim Kay illustrated versions as they become available, and that’s probably enough shelf space to dedicate to them. 🙂