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10 Years of Scope Notes: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts Ever

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November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going.

Previously . . .

10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results

10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story

10 Years of Scope Notes: 6 Posts That Died In the Drafts Folder (And Why)

The 10 Most Popular Posts Ever:

1. 2013 Book Spine Poem Gallery

2. Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

3. 6 Theories on the Ending of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

4. One Star Review Guess Who? (#1)

5. The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2016

6. The 10 Most Valuable Picture Books of All Time

7. Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode

8. The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013

9. Everything You Need to Know About Reading Levels in One Image

10. All Middle Grade Should Be 192 Pages. No Exceptions.

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. Carol VanHoosier says:

    Congratulations on 10 years Travis!

  2. Wow, 10 years! That is quite a feat. Congrats, Travis! And how the heck did the LBB post not crack the top 10?? haha Cheers, pal!

    • Travis Jonker says:

      Thanks for some of the best post ideas! Yeah I was surprised LBB didn’t make the list, too. It was a top tenner in my heart though