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Morning Notes: A New Book Every 50 Years Edition


Captain Underpants is headed to the silver screen, and all you have to do is wait until 2017 to see it. Ed Helms has signed on to voice the Captain. Click here to read more.

(Thanks to EarlyWord for the link)


As is her way, Fuse #8 Production recently put up her at-this-moment Caldecott and Newbery predictions. I gotta see that Viva Frida book. Click here to read.


This is interesting, a book that will play tic tac toe with you. Click her to see it.

(Thanks to BoingBoing for the link)

Nnewts, Book One: Escape from the Lizzarks by Doug TenNapel. Out January 6, 2015

Doug TenNapel makes graphic novels that have proven to be perennially popular in my school library. Early next year he’s coming out with this book, the first in a new fantasy/adventure series. Calendar marked.

I occasionally feel the need to remind everyone how amazing Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is. And it was another great week for Julie Danielson – she was interviewed by Erin and Phil Stead at Number Five Bus Presents, and then put up this stunning blog post about illustrator Kevin Sherry. That guy’s a bit creative. Click the image below to read.

How much of an impact has the Nerdy Book Club had on the children’s literature community? This tweet by @lkstrohecker gives an indication.

Uh oh. Paddington has a trailer. We’re back in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible territory, folks.

I mentioned The Phantom Tollbooth documentary a while back, but now the thing is up and ready to watch. Must set aside time for this soon. Click below to visit the website, watch the trailer, and order if you’d like.

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. Aw, thanks. That Sherry. He’s fun. I want to borrow that big, blue bear head. (And doesn’t that Yeti chapter book series look promising?!)