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Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#11)

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I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#2) Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#3) […]

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 […]

New Timeless: Recent Books That Might Be Around a While


Books come, books go – such is life. Except for a tiny group of books that don’t go. They stick around. They continue to be checked out, purchased, and read for years. Why does this happen? Luck plays a role, of course. But books that stick around usually have something more than luck – some form […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#77)

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Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? The lesson of this book isn’t perseverance, it’s that 3/4 of people you meet will leave you to die on the side of the road. An important lesson, sure, but I think I’d rather wait until at least kindergarten […]

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 […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2019

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New Year, new books. Here are 10 that I’m excited about this season. So excited, in fact, that I included 11 books instead of 10. Picture Books The Lost Book by Margarita Surnaite Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster) | February 5 | Grades K-2 A rabbit finds a book that sends him on […]

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 […]

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