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CATTUS PETASATUS

Today on Difficult Jobs: Trying to translate Dr. Seuss to Latin. Click here to read.

‘THE LAUREATE OF THE NURSERY’

One of the go-to internet clickbait moves is “X BELOVED CHILDREN’S AUTHOR HATED CHILDREN” There’s an upcoming Margaret Wise Brown bio (which is for grown-ups), and a couple sites are going that route (so much so that there is a backlash to the “X BELOVED CHILDREN’S AUTHOR HATED CHILDREN” move). I prefer this review in The Washington Post. They don’t love the bio, but man it sounds interesting to me. Click here to read.

MO’S TOP 5

Mo Willems was on Australian radio sharing his five biggest creative influences – can you predict any? Click here to listen.

LIBRARIANS GO ROGUE IN DEVIOUS ATTEMPT TO SAVE BOOKS FROM GETTING TOSSED

Real Headline Alert! This is pretty nuts. Librarians will go to great lengths to save beloved books – they might even create a fake library patron with the same name a well-known major league baseball player. Click here to read.

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Good for Nothing Button

The Good For Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper. Out May 2, 2017.

In case you missed it: the next book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series arrives this spring. Looking forward to this one.

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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.

Comments

  1. Other Meredith says:

    That is crazy about making up the fake patron. I’ve been known to check out books from my own library that I wanted to save from weeding. But we also are not very strict about it.