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TOON REVIEWS – ONLY BETTER

I occasionally attempt to review books in cartoon form, but Lisa Brown puts me to shame. On her site she gives the cartoon treatment to classics and recent titles – plus they’re funny. Click here to head over to Educating Alice for the link.

CALDECOTT DOESN’T LOVE PHOTOS

When you pick up a kids book illustrated with photographs, do you consider it a Caldecott contender? A Fuse #8 Production has an interesting post on why photography doesn’t get much Caldecott love. Click here to read.

THE NEWBERY LIST IS GETTING SHORTER

Over at Heavy Medal they reveal their shortlist for mock Newbery consideration. Dark Emperor, eh? I need to get my hands on that one.  Click here to see it.

WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE BOOK UP FOR SALE

Real headline alert! An extremely rare copy of Audubon’s Birds of America is about to hit the auction block. We’re talking millions here, folks. Click here to read the story. Click here for a photo of the book.

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Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney. Currently #1 on the New York Times Picture Book bestseller list.

First week out, and straight to #1 for the latest in this well-loved picture book series. Click here to read the entire list.

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Are you considering dipping your toes into the eReader lending waters? This post from the Unquiet Librarian guides you through all the ins, outs, and what have yous of the process. Things are gonna get really interesting on this front. Click here to read.

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I think it was @LizB who directed me to this quote, which has instantly become one of my favorites.

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I laughed out loud at the last line of this.

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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.

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