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You Know What This Children’s Book Needs? More Fidget Spinner

Some books are more popular than others. We all know this. It’s a fact of librarian life.

But what if I told you that I had a surefire way to instantly make every book in your library insanely popular?

I do.

What that book needs is more fidget spinner.

Johnny Tremain not quite circulating like it used to (like back in the 40s)?

More fidget spinner.

JT FS

Harry Potter need a bit of a boost?

I’m telling you, you’re gonna want a fidget spinner on the book.

HP FS

Want to generate some extra excitement for Charlotte’s Web?

You gotta have more fidget spinner.

CW FS

Has Matilda been sitting too long?

We should probably give it a fidget spinner.

M FS

And it will work for picture books too.

Cat in the Hat?

It’s gotta have some fidget spinner, baby!

Cat FS

I’ve got a fever!

Wild FS

And the only prescription is . . .

MORE FIDGET SPINNER!

Corduroy FS

Cowbell

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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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