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This recent piece in the New Republic makes the case that the end of Barnes & Noble would be bad for books. That makes sense. And on a more basic level, more bookstores is better than less. Still, I’m finding it hard to root for the company that put many independents out of biz. Click here to read.


The biggest children’s book awards in the UK, the Carnegie (for writing) and Kate Greenaway (for illustration) were recently handed out. Sarah Crossan won the Carnegie for One and Chris Riddell won the Greenaway for The Sleeper and the Spindle. They look pretty happy about it. Click here for more info on the awards.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay. Out October 4, 2016

Pony up, folks. The second illustrated Harry Potter book is coming just in time for the holiday season.

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Ho HO! *Rubs hands together* A Fuse #8 Production made some Newbery/Caldecott predictions. Click the image below to read.

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Someone tried to make a clickbait-ish J.K. Rowling’s Top 10 Rules for Success video, and Jo wasn’t having it.

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CBS loves Mo Willems and I love that CBS loves Mo Willems. Perhaps you remember this Parisian Q&A from a couple years back? They caught up with Willems recently during his exhibition at the New York Historical Society.


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.