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Morning Notes: Delicious Liar & Spy Frosting Edition

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The 90 Second Newbery, once just a glimmer in author James Kennedy’s eye, has just completed its second year. If you missed the recap of this year’s screening in New York, click here – it looked like a wild night. Spread the word: for those who want to participate in next year’s film festival, you have until December 10, 2013 to make it happen. Click here for more information.


Librarians! The ALSC blog is looking to spruce things up in the header department. Click here to head on over and vote for your favorite.


For those among us that talk about plagiarism with kids, I present the following infographic. Maybe someone can tell me if this is a joke or not. Click here to read.


The SLJ Battle of the Kids’ Books is up and running here. And Sturdy for Common Things posts about their Tournament of Kids Books. Sixteen of the most circulated books, one winner. Click here to check it out.


UK children’s lit blog Playing by the Book is holding their second annual International Edible Book Festival. Looks like fun. But before you start experimenting to find just the right frosting color for your Liar & Spy cake, know that you need to submit your picture by March 20.  Click here for more info.


In total link bait news… Reader’s Digest sent out an email blast far and wide about their article Oh the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets. I usually recoil from such blatant attempts to grab eyeballs, but, well, it was pretty fun to read. For some reason, the idea of Beatrix Potter “Liking” something on Facebook is hilarious to me. Click here to read.

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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. Thanks for the collection, as always!

  2. PragmaticMom says:

    I voted but I’m not a librarian. Is that ok Travis?

  3. Adrienne says:

    My godsons, my best friend, and I all appeared in the 90 Second Newbery film for Hoot in the link. :) My older godson, Lucas, has a speaking part. I just appear in a crowd scene, and you can barely see me, as I am so short.

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