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The Childrens and Young Adult Book Blogger Awards (CYBILS) were announced and there are some great picks in the bunch. Click here to see all the winners.


The CCBC released their Multicultural Statistics for 2016. The data tracks diversity in children’s books published last year. Some encouraging signs, and a long road ahead. Click here to read.


Hot on the heels of this post at A Fuse #8 Production about classic characters having extended lives, EarlyWord shares what they’re calling “Goodnight Moon, the Sequel”. Click here to check it out.

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via Entertainment Weekly

via Entertainment Weekly

Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet. Out August 1, 2017

Safe to say I enjoy the work of Herve Tullet. I’ve interviewed him here, over at Number Five Bus Presents . . . and I talked to him for this episode of The Yarn. In that Yarn interview he hinted that a book having to do with sounds might be coming. And here it is! Click here to read about it at Entertainment Weekly.

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Philip Pullman has a new trilogy coming out. This is good news. He even invented a new word for it: not a sequel but an “equal” to the previous His Dark Materials trilogy. Click the image above to read.

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Dylan Teut shares his latest installment of picture books publishing in 2017. Always something new and interesting to see in these posts.

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Good old KidLit TV – they always have something new up their sleeve. Like this new interview series hosted by Phil Bildner. This time out Phil talks to Sean Qualls.

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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.


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