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Morning Notes: Very Far Away Edition

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The Los Angeles Times Book Prize just posted their nominees in all categories, including the one that matters most, Young Adult literature, a list that has two Newbery overlaps. Any guesses? Click here to see them.


The New York Times did a story on the sexual harassment coverage in children’s literature. Click here to read.


And at the risk of putting you very close to using up those six New York Times articles they let you read for free each month, they also recently put out a good profile of Brian Selznick. Click here to read.

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Very Far Away and Kenny’s Window by Maurice Sendak. May 8, 2018.

I hope you’ll excuse this Book Buzz blast from the past, but HarperCollins is reissuing some Sendak classics this spring and I’m pretty excited about it.

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Look who’s back? It’s Benji at Tales from an Elementary School Librarian. He’s completed his service on the ALSC Notable Books committee and he’s back to blogging, beginning with the always interesting “What Are Kids At My School Checking Out” post.

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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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Thanks, Travis!

  2. Cool!

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