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In Good Choice news, The Collaborative Summer Library Program has chosen Kwame Alexander as the 2017 Summer Reading Champion. I plan to show this video to students before the school year is finished:



Usually I don’t hawk merch around here, but Kohls is featuring Little Golden Books in their Kohls Cares collection, with “100 percent of net profit benefitting children’s initiatives nationwide.” Click here to learn more.

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The Wolf

THE WOLF THE DUCK & THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.

This pair has a track record of must-read (and often award-winning) books. So I’m looking forward to this story, about a mouse that is eaten by a wolf only to meet a duck making the most of the same predicament.

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A word to the wise: sometimes the good blog ideas are the simple blog ideas. Like “How about we look at a whole bunch of bedrooms from a wide variety of classic children’s books?” I found myself scrolling and scrolling some more (and reading too). Well done, Three Books a Night.

Kidlit Bedrooms

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Sorry, sorry. I had to. I’ll keep it clean from here on out.

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A while back I wrote a post called Dear Eric Carle, Will You Be My Tattoo Artist? about a trick I played on my students and a Very Hungry Caterpillar temporary tattoo.


Maybe I should have addressed that post to Oliver Jeffers instead. Because here he is, giving a kid a temporary tattoo.

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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