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In schadenfreude news . . . what will become of Bill O’Reilly’s upcoming picture book now that he’s in the middle of a scandal? Click here to read.


The winners of the Los Angeles Book Prize have been announced and Waking Brain Cells has the Young Adult Literature pick. Click here to see it.


The adaptation of Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck is going to be showing at the Cannes film festival next month. Click here to read more about it (including who is directing the film).

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If you are interested in upcoming picture books, don’t miss the latest installment of Coming Soon: 2017 Picture Books Part Fourteen over at Mile High Reading. A lot of good looking books, (that Suzy Lee book jumped out to me).


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(Thanks to Phil Nel for the link)

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I have seen Ludacris in concert (granted, I didn’t intend to – he was opening for Outkast at the Fox Theater in Detroit in 2000). I know his music, yet I think I like this better than any of his songs.

Sorry for that burn Luda, but I have to speak the truth.

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.


  1. Eric Carpenter says:

    Wait, Wonderstruck is being directed by Todd Haynes?!?!?! How did I miss that? I’m so much more excited now. Hoping he brings the unnerving pathos of Safe and boldness of Superstar.

  2. Wow, I was not aware they had book washes like that. seems like it works better than most car washes in town.