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SO NEW

I love checking out the annual Publishers Weekly Fall Sneak Peeks, a lengthy list of children’s books on the horizon. All kinds of exciting stuff coming. Click here to take a look.

YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN AMERICA

Sometimes, it takes a French children’s literature controversy to remind us just how different our cultures are. A book celebrating different body types in the most French way possible – naked – is drawing fire from conservatives. Click here to read. (Attention, the post includes images from the book)

NICE PALETTE

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Arthur Buxton reduced three classic children’s books down to their color trend timelines. Can you guess the one above? Click here to find out the answer.

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Quest by Aaron Becker. In stores August 26, 2014

I can’t find a cover image on the internet yet, so a tip of the hat to John Schumacher for the above Vine. The story that began in Journey continues. I read this at ALA Midwinter and it picks up immediately after Journey ends and takes things to the next level – more markers, more adventures. Also: this is the second book in a planned trilogy. You have been warned.

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I knew that graphic novels for kids were big, but I really didn’t know that they dominate the GN market. Good Comics for kids show just how dominant they are. Click the image above to read.

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This is cool. A look at the sketchbooks of illustrator Renata Liwska (The Quiet Book)

A Quiet Look – How to become a children’s book illustrator in one (not so easy) step from mike kerr on Vimeo.

A look at the sketchbooks of children’s book illustrator and writer Renata Liwska. Illustrator of the New York Times Bestsellers The Quiet Book and The Loud Book, The Christmas Quiet Book, Red Wagon, and Little Panda.

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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. In a half-coffeed-up mood and oohed by the shiny, I just bought one of those color wheels. Max’s. Can’t wait!

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