Search on ....
Subscribe to SLJ
100 Scope Notes
Inside 100 Scope Notes

The President and I: Book Buying Besties

Yesterday, our nation’s President and I did exactly the same thing: we went to a bookstore and bought (among other purchases) a Lulu book by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.

20131130 231751 The President and I: Book Buying Besties

President Obama did his Lulu buying at Politics & Prose in Washington D.C., while I did mine at McLean & Eakin in Petoskey, MI (click here to see everything I picked up)

And the children’s book buying didn’t end there – also in the President’s bag:

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Moonday by Adam Rex

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell

Journey by Aaron Becker

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Click here for the entire list.

share save 171 16 The President and I: Book Buying Besties
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. I am so thrilled at having this opportunity to speak fiction to power!

  2. Kerry Kenney says:

    Thanks for the complete list, lots of gems on here.

Speak Your Mind