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Seventh Wish

If you haven’t been following Kate Messner’s blog lately, you should head over there. The author was recently disinvited from a school visit because of issues the school had with her new book, The Seventh Wish. Click here to read more (and scroll down Messner’s blog for earlier posts on this topic).

STEAL THIS BOOK

This isn’t really a children’s literature-specific post, but interesting is interesting. What are the most commonly stolen books at stores and libraries? Here you go.

PERFUMERS ARE TRYING TO CAPTURE THE SMELL OF OLD BOOKS

I don’t get the appeal of old books smell. But nevertheless: Real Headline Alert! Click here to read.

CHICAGO LIBRARIES AIM TO GIVE AWAY 1 MILLION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Another Real – and less ridiculous – Headline Alert! Good work, Chicago. Click here to read.

I WONDER…

When the film adaptation of Wonder will be in theaters. We have a release date, folks.

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DT Preview

Dylan Teut is back with a scroll-tastic preview of the picture books coming in 2017. The “Part One” in the title means there will be more. A lot to look forward to in the coming year.

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This is such a cool idea. School librarian Laura Given (a.k.a. LibLaura5) is trying something I’ve never seen before – promoting summer reading via weekly podcast for students.

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It’s been a while since I read this Calvin & Hobbes strip about summer reading. Share widely.

(thanks to @bottomshelfbks for alerting me to it)

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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.