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We Need Diverse Books is doing something cool – recommending read-alikes on their site. They even have snazzy graphics for each one. Check them all out here.

(Thanks to @bottomshelfbks for alerting me to these on Twitter)

INVEST YOUR LIFE SAVINGS IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Stocks? For the birds! I am going to start investing in children’s books. Click here to read.

PICTURE BOOK POD

The Horn Book Podcast recently talked about Lane Smith’s much debated new picture book There Is a Tribe of Kids (reviewed here by American Indians in Children’s Literature). Click here to listen.

GOOFUS AND GALLANT: START MAKING ARTISANAL PICKLES

What is the hippest magazine for kids? Sorry Highlights (but you know I love you), but the bleeding edge of cool is the home to Illustoria. Click here to check it out and subscribe.

(I learned about this via Cece Bell on Instagram)

LC’S TOP 14

What are Lauren Child’s 14 Favorite Children’s Books, you ask? These are Lauren Child’s 14 favorite children’s books.

HARRY POTTER AND THE FACIAL HAIR EXPERIMENTATION

Should kids in books ever grow up? Click here to read.

CURIOUS DOC

If you read The Journey That Saved Curious George, you know the true story of C.G. creators Margret and H.A. Rey is incredible. It makes sense, then that the topic would make an excellent documentary. As luck would have it, you can help make this happen via Kickstarter.

Question . . .

is anyone out there using the Shelfie app?

A LIST TO SHARE

African American Literature Book Club shares their Top 100+ Recommended African American Children’s Books. Click here to read.

THE TEENAGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Good old picture book parodies. Always good for a couple chuckles. Here are a few you might not have seen. Click here to read.

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Time to take a look waaaay off into the children’s lit distance (measured in “sendaks”: 1 mile = 2.5 sendaks). Publishers Weekly recently released their Spring 2017 Sneak Previews and there’s some exciting stuff coming from folks like Kevin Henkes, Kwame Alexander, Cynthia Rylant and many more.

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Tundra Case Covers

You know what I like about Tundra Books? They are all in on The Undies Case Cover Awards. Just recently they displayed a slew of creative cases on their site.

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All the Wonders is kicking off a new initiative to highlight books that celebrate diversity, compassion, and inclusiveness. Click the tweet above to learn more and get involved.

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Earlier this week I reviewed The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford. In the review I talked about the stunning three-dimensional illustrations, but I didn’t know until later that Ford made a video documenting the process of how the art was made. I love stuff like this.

G. Ford Process

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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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