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(Thanks to Huffington Post for the link)


This One Summer has been the most challenged Caldecott book in a while oh who am I kidding probably ever. Over at the ALSC blog, they discuss the history of this sort of thing. Click here to read.


The tables have been turned, my friend. John Schumacher (Mr. Schu) has been interviewing authors and illustrators for a while at his blog Watch. Connect. Read. Now he takes the questions. Click here to read.

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Terrible Two Go Wild

The Terrible Two Go Wild by Jory John and Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Out January 10, 2017.

I know what you’re thinking: “Thanks for the 2017 pub, man.” Look, even though it isn’t out for 10 months, I know from experience (the popularity of the first two Terrible Two books in my library) that this is something you might want to know about.

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Shelftalker highlights three unconventional books they aren’t sure would be published today. I’ve read (and love) The Grey Lady, but man do I need to read the other two. Click here to read.

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As a Netflix subscriber, I am excited about this. Remember last week, when Paramount pulled The Little Prince animated film days before release? It’s coming back (later this year) on Netflix.

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How does a guy go get from writing love poems in college to children’s literature as a father? Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander tells.

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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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