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POPCORN-SPIRATION

How did a piece of popcorn inspire E.L. Konigsburg to write From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (a book that turns 50 this year)? Click here to find out.

IF I RAN THE PODCAST

Are you listening to the Fuse 8 n’ Kate podcast? Betsy Bird and her sister Kate take on classic children’s books and decide if they should be. The latest episode is all about If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss. Ooh boy, lots to discuss there. Click here to listen.

DOES THIS OLD CHILDREN’S BOOK HAVE A NSFW SCENE?

Real headline alert! Click here to read.

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Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin. Out February 27, 2018.

What do you do after an epic like The Marvels? A story for very young readers about a baby monkey that helps solve crimes.

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Just see good old behind the scenes over at Design of the Picture Book. Carter talks with Rebecca Green about the making of How to Make Friends with a Ghost:

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Round these parts (southwest Michigan) we have an event called ArtPrize, which is basically a giant public art competition. Author/illustrator Aaron Zenz nearly won the thing last year with his Rock Around entry. This year, he’s taking kids drawings of monsters and making fan art. Here he is on the news explaining the project.

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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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