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The 100 Scope Notes Poll is Open

Next week marks the fifth anniversary of when I started this blog, I’d like to finally find out who reads this thing.

I’ve seen reader polls on other sites and they look like a good time. Not Battle of the Bookmarks good, but still pretty good.

Therefore! If you’re up for a little pre-election polling practice, please answer the questions below. The poll will be open until 10 pm EST on Friday, November 2. I’ll share the results next week.


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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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Linda Westphal says:


  2. Great poll, Mr. Jonker! :)

  3. Warning: the decade-of-birth drop-down menu also responds to the “page down” button. So if you try to scroll down the page to look at the next question using the arrow key, you’ll accidentally make yourself older!

  4. You need an option for “I am a… parent”.

  5. Polls are fun!

    The first question was the hardest, since I am more than one thing. And one of the things that I am that wasn’t there was “a reader of children’s books because I like to read children’s books.”

    The last question, though, was easy peasy!!!

  6. I selfishly want a category for “blogging picture-book reviewer pre-published author parent with MLS.”

    • Ha – if I could figure out a way to make the question a “select all that apply” I would

      • I totally wanted the favorite-kind-of-book and who-do-I-want-to-meet questions to be ranked choice voting. And I ended up picking “parent” in question 1, because it was the only label that didn’t require “almost” or “kinda” as a qualifier.

  7. I agree that being able to pick more than one option in the first question would be ideal, but fun poll!

    The last question was easy for me as well, I love Sendak but books with fun wordplay will always be my very favorites.