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Physical book lovers take heart – print sales are on the rise. This story in The Wall Street Journal is focused on adult books, but talks about the publishing industry as a whole. Click here to read.


This one took me by surprise. The estate of artist James Castle is suing Scholastic over Allen Say’s picture book biography of the artist, Silent Days, Silent Dreams (a book we talked to Say about in this episode of The Yarn podcast). Click here to read.

(Thanks to PW Children’s Bookshelf for the link)


Over at Calling Caldecott, I rounded up all the informative and weird (mostly weird) Caldecott posts I’ve done on this blog. Click here to read.

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Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead; illustrated by Nicholas Gannon (Out May 1, 2018)

Any time Newbery winner Rebecca Stead has something new on the horizon, I’m looking forward to it. For her next book she teams up with Wendy Mass for a book about a strange creature and a girl who promises to help him find his home.

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Better Book Titles does it again.


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Halloween is coming, and this is just some great pumpkin work.

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Jason Reynolds was on CBS This Morning a couple mornings ago. I love that Jason Reynolds was on CBS This Morning a couple mornings ago.

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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.