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BOOKS BATTLE SOON

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The School Library Journal Battle of the Kids’ Books is about to get started. Go here to see the contenders (and the matchups). I’m predicting a win for Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

V.L.B. ON TECH

The Atlantic has a piece on technology innovation, through the lens of Virginia Lee Burton (a.k.a. The Notorious V.L.B.) books. Click here to read.

ONE FOR THE RADAR

Sapling, a new site dedicated to children’s literature is coming March 6th. It’s created by a couple New Zealanders. Click here to read about it.

SHOES MAKE THE CHARACTER

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Judy Newman challenges you to match the shoe with the book character. Click here to give it a try.

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Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems. Out September 5, 2017.

What with all the Pigeon, Knuffle, Elephant and Piggie, Leonardo the Terrible Monster has practically become a Mo Willems deep cut. Now Sam from that book is stepping out in a story of his own.

This was but one of the gems to be found at the Mile High Reading post Coming Soon: 2017 Picture Books PART ELEVEN.

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John Schumacher of Watch. Connect. Read. continues his series of interviews with Youth Media Award Winners. Man, both of these are so great. Completely recommended reading.

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Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill.

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Caldecott Honor winner R. Gregory Christie.

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Thanks, Chelsea Clinton, for letting us know that Merriam Webster has added Seussian to the dictionary.

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In HOW DID I MISS THIS??? news, CBS Sunday Morning featured Kadir Nelson back in the summer. There is so much good stuff in here, including Nelson’s recounting of a phone call from the King of Pop.

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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.