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2020 Books from Newbery Winners

I foraged all the 2020 books from past Newbery Medal and Honor winners I could find.

Newbery Jump, Caldecott Bump 2020

It’s been a few weeks since the Newbery and Caldecott medals were handed out. Why don’t we take a look to see how the winners are faring on the New York Times Bestseller list?

The Dramatic Return of the Best Award in Children’s Books: The Undies Are Back!

You thought this was over?! No, no, no. The Undies Case Cover Awards are making a triumphant return in 2020. Carter Higgins and I are getting the band back together to highlight the best case covers of the year. What is a case cover? This is a case cover: And we want to award the cream […]

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#104)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

More to Note: More Spring 2020 Books I’m Looking Forward To

More Spring 2020 books I’m looking forward to.

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2020

Spring 2020 is full of great-looking books – here are 10 that jumped out to me.

President Books for Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day and if there’s one thing for certain, it’s that every year will bring new books the topic.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#103)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon?

How to Do Just About Everything in 2020

Children’s books can teach you a lot of things . . .

Exclusive Excerpt: InvestiGators by John Patrick Green

Today I have an exclusive excerpt of the new graphic novel series InvestiGators, coming on February 25th, 2020.

Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: THE BOOK RESCUER Creators Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst

It’s the first day of the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour (click here for the full schedule) and I’m honored to talk with the creators of Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award winner The Book Rescuer: author Sue Macy and illustrator Stacy Innerst.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#102)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon?

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#11) The Going to Bed Book

Okay, Google – you think you’re pretty smart? How about you try completing the text from famous children’s books.

It ALMOST Happened Again

The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda READ poster continues . . .

In the Newsletter: The Most Important Books of the 2010s

The most recent edition of FROM THE DESK OF 100 SCOPE NOTES is out in the world. Since we’re rolling into the new decade, I took a look back and shared what I think are the 10 most important books of the 2010s. Click here to sign up for FROM THE DESK OF 100 SCOPE NOTES