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Books on Film: Can You Name a Book? *Any* Book?

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Credit to Judy Freeman for this one – I saw it because she shared it on Facebook. The Jimmy Kimmel Show took to the street to see if people could name a book. One book. Any book. Just AH book. Now, please try not to get too depressed.

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2018

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Sidewalks are getting chalked, folks. You know what that means – the end of the school year is coming. Time to see which books got checked out the most in our K-4 school library. First up, the ten most popular picture books. 10. Mix it Up! by Hervé Tullet All the paint books by Herve […]

Morning Notes: Cheese Souffle Edition

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BACON BOOKMARKS On Facebook Donalyn Miller alerted me to this Guardian article on weird stuff found as bookmarks. Worth it for the saw blade alone. Am I a fan of this topic? Well . . . remember this? THE RETURN OF CLIFFORD The big red dog is coming back to television in 2019, and it […]

But Wait, There’s More! Pre-Order The Very Last Castle

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker and Mark Pett

When I was a kid I really loved infomercials. Touchless, The Food Dehydrator, that oven that cooks things with air or something – I watched them all. If you’ve ever seen an infomercial, you know that the best moment is always when someone says “But wait, there’s more!” Well, you can now pre-order the picture […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#67)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? The whole thing made going to the dentist sound even worse than how I thought of it before. Why is it showing pictures of blood? Isn’t this for children? I feel traumatized and I’m an adult. Click here for […]

Morning Notes: The Places You’ll Forget Edition

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ATTACK AD VIA CHILDREN’S BOOK Things are getting interesting in the Indiana U.S. senate race between Todd Rokita and Luke Messer. Forget an attack ad, Rokita put out an attack children’s book. It’s a Dr. Seuss parody titled Oh the Places You’ll Forget You can read it here, while you can – I would imagine […]

Review: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

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Be Prepared By Vera Brosgol Color by Alec Longstreth First Second (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781626724457 $12.99 Grades 4-6 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Camp is like adolescence concentrate. Devoid of parents and with a limited time frame, it’s like a social experiment where big coming-of-age themes like self-reliance, belonging, and friendship come […]

Notes on April 2018

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In April . . . . . . we checked in on the state of photographic illustration in picture books. #teamphotography . . . we looked at new and upcoming books from past award winners. Specifically, Sibert and Coretta Scott King award winners. . . . I rounded up all the movies and television shows […]

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Last week Monday I snuck out the April installment of FROM THE DESK OF 100 SCOPE NOTES. It includes a story that I’ve been kicking around in my head for a while. I drew it between sips of early morning coffee over the last few weeks. You can see it here. But why just have a look at […]

Morning Notes: Glorious Edition

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ALICE PROVENSEN 1918-2018 Sad news. Legendary illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Alice Provensen passed away. The Glorious Flight is one of my favorites. Click here to read her obit at Publishers Weekly. WHAT A WEEK It’s Children’s Book Week, y’all (and with that “y’all”, I’ve met my “y’all” quota for the year – see you again […]

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#5) They All Saw a Cat

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Okay, Google – you think you’re pretty smart? How about you try completing the text from famous children’s books. I’ll type the beginning of each line into a Google search (plain text below), and you try to finish the line (bold text below). (All credit to @botnikstudions for the inspiration) Previously . . . Auto-Completed Children’s […]

Photo Gallery: A Visit with Deb Pilutti

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Deb Pilutti, maker of such fine books as these . . . . . . visited our school last week. It was a great day. Let’s take a look. We try to begin the hospitality outside the building. Author visit suggestion: make some bootleg coloring pages for kids featuring characters from the author’s books (you’ll […]

Recently Heard on The Yarn

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Ever since we moved operations over to a dedicated blog, I haven’t shared many Yarn podcast happenings over here. So how about we take a quick look at the last 5 episodes and you can give a listen if you’re interested? Victoria Jamieson Greg Pizzoli Candace Fleming Irene Latham & Charles Waters Andrew Clements

I Will Not Retreat to a Book Cave to Eat Taco Bell

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Taco Bell has a new commercial called The Librarian, and I have a few problems with it. First of all, what the h is that book? Kanine Crash? Never heard of it. This questionable read aloud choice makes it clear that this a sub-par librarian we’re dealing with. The librarian can’t handle her failed read aloud […]

Morning Notes: The Vanisher Edition

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READING IN THE SUMMER Publishers Weekly released their top summer picture book, middle grade, and YA reads and there’s a whole bunch of good stuff. Click here to check them out. NOT MY BREXIT! Were you wondering when the children’s books about Brexit were coming? No? Well how about this parody? Click here to read. […]