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MO PRO

The New Yorker ran a profile of Mo Willems. It’s really one of the best pieces I’ve seen on a children’s book creator in a while. Consider it must-read. Click here to get going.

NOT HIS JOB

You ever listen to the NPR gameshow Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me? Daniel Handler recently appeared during the Not My Job segment of the show. Click here to listen.

ALA TREASURE

I didn’t attend ALA Midwinter this year, so I especially enjoyed Fuse #8’s treasures from the exhibits floor. Click here to read.

FINDING INSPIRATION

Mike Lowery

Author/illustrator Mike Lowery has a good post over at The Nerdy Book Club aboutfinding inspiration. He even makes a comic to get you (or some kids you know, perhaps?) started. Click here to see it.

STUFF TO WAIT FOR

Publishers Weekly shares The Most-Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2017. Click here to read.

AND THE 2018 NEWBERY GOES TO . . .

. . . maybe one of the books mentioned in the Heavy Medal 2018 Reading List. Click here to read it.

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Philip Stead, with illustrations by Erin Stead. Out fall 2017.

Mark Twain left notes for a children’s fairytale, and now Philip and Erin Stead have completed it. This is crazy and awesome. The news was first shared in the New York Times (it’s a great article). Click here to read it.

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It’s that time of year. The post-YMA time when Mr. Schu interviews folks who won awards. So far Adam Gidwitz, Lauren Wolk, and Vera Brosgol have appeared. These are so fun. Click the image below to read.

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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.