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Video: World's Longest Children's Book Domino Rally

I’ve never really thought about it before, but I am truly a sucker for a good domino rally. HarperCollins Children’s Books dares to do the impossible – replace the dominoes with children’s books. I think you’ll like this:


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Walewska Leichtle Jendi says:

    This was a great marketing trick! I love it. What a fun day to pass a day or week at the office.

  2. That was pretty amusing.

  3. Love it!!

  4. Fab! I have a group of 9 year olds who spend their lunchtime doing stack ’em up and knock ’em down with every domino in my library. I also have a carton of weeded books. Hmmm….

  5. autumnincolors says:

    Totally awesome!!!!

  6. Scope Notes says:

    Ha – I say you let those kids give it a shot with the weeded books. Just be sure to record the results and let me know.

  7. My inner geek is just so happy right now! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


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