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Anne Ursu’s out here doing the real work. She recently shared her findings from a survey about sexual harassment in the children’s book industry. Click here to read.


What would it look like if Sendak, Carle, Rowling or three other children’s lit greats designed the baby’s room? Now we (sort of) know.


There will be some discussion at the ALA Midwinter conference this weekend about possibly changing the Laura Ingalls Wilder award, ALSC’s version of a lifetime achievement award. Click here to read more.

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I’ll let Mo Willems do the honors:

Get excited. The next book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series will be The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham.

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CC 2018

Calling Caldecott made their call on the 2018 Caldecott (with the help of reader votes). Click here to see which books are at the top.

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Usually these are funny! This week, not funny! The sad state of school librarianship in Michigan:

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This video isn’t about children’s literature exactly, but I feel like it applies. Why children’s drawings matter:

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.