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Morning Notes: Winged Blog Edition

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Mo Willems was recently on the NPR show On Point with Tom Ashbrook. I had a great time listening to it and I bet you will too. You can listen to the podcast here.


Who will be the next School Librarian of the Year? Click here to get your nominations in. Nominations close May 20.


Javaka Steptoe was on The Takeaway recently talking about his Caldecott Medal winning book Radiant Child. Click here to listen.

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The Winged Girl of Knossos by Erick Berry. Out June 13, 2017.

Ever since she started her blog, A Fuse #8 Production has been talking about this Newbery Honor book from the 1930s that you just gotta read. The problem? Out of print. No longer! Paul Dry Books is bringing it back this summer (the story is detailed here). I’m excited to read it.

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Over at McSweeney’s Dave Eggers wrote a tribute to Amy Krouse Rosenthal. You’ll have to go there and read it to understand this short film: Leaf Learns to Play Guitar. Beautiful.

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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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.