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The Brown Bookshelf recently posted A Declaration of Support of Children, signed and supported by a huge cast of children’s authors and illustrators. Click here to read it.



Do some good this holiday season: give books. And if you pledge to do so, Chronicle Books will donate a book to a child in need (via First Book). Click here to make the pledge.




The elusive Berenstain Bear Bike. Karen K in Denver sent this one my way. Can anyone name the book?


Real headline alert! Click here to check out the picture book SK wrote (under a psydonym) over at EarlyWord.


The 90 Second Newbery film festival is crisscrossing the country –

*January 21, 2017 – SAN ANTONIO, TX*
Hosted by James Kennedy and Nikki Loftin (*Wish Girl*). At the Charlene
McCombs Empire Theatre (224 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX). 3 pm.

*February 11, 2017 – TACOMA, WA*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Doug Mackey, and Keir Graff (*Matchstick Castle)*.
At the Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Ave S). 3-5 pm.

*February 12, 2017 – PORTLAND, OR*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and Dale Basye (*Heck: Where the Bad
Kids Go *series*)*. At the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.).
Sponsored by Portland Community Media. 4:30 pm.

*February 17, 2017 – OAKLAND, CA*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and Marcus Ewert (*Mummy Cat*). At
Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland,
CA). 7 pm.

*February 18, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and Marcus Ewert (*Mummy Cat*). At the
San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret
Auditorium. 4-6 pm.

*February 25, 2017 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and Kelly Barnhill (*The Witch’s Boy)*.
At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) in Pohlad Hall. 3-5

*March 11, 2017 – NEW YORK, NY*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and a co-host TBA. At the Stephen A.
Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd St., New York, NY) in the Bartos
Forum. 3-5 pm.

*March 12, 2017 – BROOKLYN, NY*
Hosted by James Kennedy, Keir Graff, and a co-host TBA. At Central Library
(10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY) in the Dweck Auditorium. 2-4 pm.

*March 19, 2017 – ROCHESTER, NY*
Hosted by James Kennedy and Charles Benoit (*Snow Job)*. At the Dryden
Theatre at the Eastman Museum (900 East Ave, Rochester, NY). 2-4 pm.

*April 1, 2017 – CHICAGO, IL*
Hosted by James Kennedy and Keir Graff. At the Vittum Theater (1012 N Noble
St.). 3-5 pm.

*April 22, 2017 – ASHEVILLE, NC*
Hosted by James Kennedy and Alan Gratz (*The League of Seven *series). At
the Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood St., Asheville, NC). 1-3 pm.

*April 30, 2017 – BOSTON AREA*
Hosted by James Kennedy and a co-host TBA. At the Brookline Public Library
(361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA). 2-4 pm.

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Cyclone by Doreen Cronin. Out May 16, 2017

Oh, looks like Doreen Cronin has a new book coming out.

*Rubs eyes*

Wait – it’s Doreen Cronin’s debut middle grade novel. Looks like the Click, Clack, Moo author has been up to stuff.

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School Library Journal released their annual Best of the Year via KidLit TV. Here’s the video of the announcement:

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.