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The announcement of the Newbery, Caldecott and more will be announced soon (Monday @ 8:00 am Eastern) at the American Library Association Youth Media Awards. It’s the first year in a while I won’t be in attendance (FOMOing so hard), so I’ll be sitting down in front of my computer to watch the live webcast. Click here and bookmark it for your later viewing pleasure.


Speaking of Youth Media Awards, the blog Guessing Geisel has the results of their mock Geisel award and the winner is . . . not a traditional early reader. Click here to read.


via Engadget

via Engadget

So everyone says self-driving cars are coming. What are we going to do once we don’t have to worry about operating the car? Grab a book perhaps? The latest BMW concept car features a bookshelf. Click here to see for yourself. Suddenly, I love the idea of self-driving cars.


The image below is of the best-packaged bonbons on planet earth. Click here to order some.


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When's My Birthday

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Out September 5, 2017.

Is it just me, or do you also imagine powerful picture book team-ups like movie trailers?

*Text Flying At Screen*



*Fade In Cover*

When’s My Birthday?

(The Day After) Labor Day, 2017

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ShelfTalker muses about a potential million dollar idea (give or take) – the starred review app. Click the image below to read.

Starred Review App

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Yet another reason why #bookfacefriday is the best hashtag on social media.

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Dang – this girl is amazing. Reading at three, visiting the Librarian of Congress at five. CBS This Morning covers it all.

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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.