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The Niblings

I’m all for teaming up.

When Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blogger Julie Danielson had the idea to do a Facebook page joining of forces with Philip Nel (Nine Kinds of Pie), and Elizabeth Bird (A Fuse #8 Production) my response was a very dignified “aww yeah”.

Next, Phil came up with the Tove Jansson-inspired moniker. Then things started getting all professional when the illustration talents of Megan Montague Cash came into play. She created the logo you see above.

The group makes a lot of sense. Not only do we share numerical blog names, but the four of us represent the academic, school, and public library worlds. We’ll share links from our respective blogs on the Facebook page, but also other children’s literature-related items that catch our eye.


Click here to find The Niblings on Facebook.

Click here to find The Niblings on Twitter.

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. Sounds like great fun! Followed your new group and please post on it here too!

  2. So cool! Makes me wish I’d thought to put a number in my blog name. :)