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Books on Film: Conservative Children’s Lit with Stephen Colbert

You’ve heard about the Rush Limbaugh children’s book, right? Whether democrat or republican, I think we all can agree to quietly drop our heads into our hands and begin shaking¹. Stephen Colbert recently used Limbaugh’s book as an opportunity to look at some other conservative children’s lit (and also get in on the action himself). The best Colbert/kids book union since he went to Maurice Sendak’s house.

¹Or maybe not. The book is currently #4 on Amazon. Out of all the books.

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. Number Four? Seriously? Makes me despair for our nation. Perhaps this can convince people we need children’s librarians more than ever!

  2. Don’t despair, Sondy. Amazon rankings are notoriously over rated–meaning you can rank high but not really be selling all that much. Then again, maybe I’m just living in a children’s fantasy book.