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READ. SHARE.

The New York Public Library recently released their annual 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. A who’s who of books that should be on your shelf. Click here for the PDF.

GOOD DETECTIVE WORK

The Nonfiction Detectives have named their Best Nonfiction Books of 2013. How did I miss Bone by Bone? Click here to read.

YOU SUNK MY SCHOOL LIBRARY

Let’s all give it up for the most provocatively titled article of the year – How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps. A good warning/reminder/wake-up call that pretty much everyone in the profession should read – and share. Click here to read.

COLORING CRUZ

Can’t say I expected this. A coloring book about Senator Ted Cruz. Click here to read.

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems. On shelves April 1, 2014

Good old Pigeon. He keeps on keepin’ on, appearing in a book every couple years and winning us over each time out. The latest makes perfect sense, pitting the ornery bird against the tub. And if this image is to be believed, it also appears to contain Pigeon’s first use of air quotes.

Or, if you prefer, watch the teaser video:

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For a “best of the year” list off the beaten path, click on over to Brain Pickings for their roundup. Shout out to The Hole!

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(Thanks to Phil Nel for the link)

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First of all, this card is great. Second of all, I want to know the name of the paper engineer The Whitehouse consulted – did they call in Robert Sabuda for this one?

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CBS News recently did a piece on the growth in children’s and YA publishing, citing some of the recent heavyweights – Wonder, Wimpy Kid, and Dork Diaries, among others. Always interesting to see how the mainstream covers our little corner of the world.

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And for our second pick, how about a Ryan Adams/Sandra Boynton collaboration?

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(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link)

 

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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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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  1. Mike Lewis says:

    It would have been cooler if they collaborated on an illustrated version of Summer of ’69.

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