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The 2013 Notable Books Giveaway!

Hey, you know the 2013 New York Times Notable Children’s Books list? It’s a pretty impressive group:

In the spirit of the Chronicle Give Books campaign

…what do you say we give all of the New York Times middle grade and picture book notables away? Fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I are doing just that. One winner. All 18 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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I imagine the two of you have a book or two that you have given away this year! Nice!

  2. Can I just say you are awesome? Crossing my fingers for this one! :-)

  3. Wow, that is an awesome giveaway. My good deed today is sharing this post far and wide since I also entered and would love to win! :)

  4. Zach Roush says:

    thanks for the opportunity! Would be perfect for our mock Caldecott at our I love Luke Pearson’s stuff!.

  5. Patricia Hval says:

    Wow! You are great! Would love these as Christmas gifts to all the “littles” in my family.

  6. Elizabeth G. says:

    Wow! Talk about the season of giving. Thank you both for this opportunity. My students, my kids, and I will all be ecstatic if we win this.

  7. Jean Bruggman says:

    Nothing better than to start a new year with new adventures. Love the winter and the extra story time it brings!

  8. Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win and read some great books.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. I always give books away for Christmas, birthdays, other days, any time I can.

  10. What an awesome contest! I’d be so happy to win! I write for middle grade and would enjoy reading these myself before passing them on to some happy nieces and nephews!

  11. What a wonderful giveaway…books are always a great gift…Top of the season to you and yours

  12. Melba Worley says:

    This is such an awesome opportunity – sure hope that I can win this one. This would make a lovely gift for my niece & nephew – they are both avid readers.

  13. Mary Bensing says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to sharing these titles with my students! There is nothing better than sharing new books with children!

  14. Erin Poehlman says:

    Would love to win the book giveaway. I work in the public library in Washington, IL, where we recently had an EF-4 tornado ravage our town of 15,000. We could put your books to good use! Good luck to all and God bless!

  15. Tricia Williamson says:

    Is this competition only for people in US or can anyone enter? I am in Australia

  16. Mary Beth Kiss says:

    Always looking for sources to get more books to donate to the title I schools in our area. The students are always in need of fresh titles, since the library budget is so small. Thank you for this opportunity!

  17. Kristy Mattern says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you so much for offering and Merry Christmas!!

  18. Shirley Spikes says:

    What an awesome gift for anyone to receive! I live in a rural area and new books are always a treat for our children in the area. Would love to win these to donate to our local school library.

  19. Marcia Berbeza says:

    This would be an outstanding gift to any library! Got my fingers crossed! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  20. So. very. cool.

  21. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!