100 Scope Notes
Inside 100 Scope Notes

On This Day (ish) in Scope Notes History . . .

Part of the fun of blogging is the ephemeral nature of the medium – you write a post, put it up quickly, maybe some folks read it, and then it fades away in a hurry. On to the next post.

But – PROBLEM – now I’m stuck with this stockpile of ridiculous stuff that never sees the light of day anymore. Should it? No! But I’m going to go ahead and ignore my better judgement on this one and occasionally bring back a fun/silly/absurd post from the vaults.

Like this one . . .

Back on July 15, 2014 I made a bold (see also: nuts) statement: that all middle grade fiction books should be 192 pages.

192 Pages


No not 192 pages or less, or around 192 pages – 192 pages EXACTLY. It ended up being the most commented on post in the history of this blog. If nothing else, it’s a fun thought experiment. Have a look . . .


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.