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Morning Notes: Don’t Push the Button Edition

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PRETTY GOOD YEAR

Jackie Woodson: having a pretty good year. Click here to read.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

Should we have fewer books with rule-breaking characters? Fatherly thinks so. Click here to read.

CANCELED AND PULPED

The New York Times follows up in the #metoo movement in children’s literature, talking with (among others) Elizabeth Rusch, the picture book author who’s book, illustrated by David Diaz, has been cancelled with plans for a new illustrator. Click here to read.

HOW CHILDREN’S BOOKS REVEAL OUR EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH WHALES

Real headline alert! Smithsonian has something to say. Summary: all this water spouting out of the blowhole needs to stop. Click here to read.

UH, ONE OF THESE PEOPLE DOESN’T FIT

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“So, who should we include in this book of ‘amazing leaders’?”

“Mandela should be in there. Ghandi for sure.”

“How about Hitler?”

“Let’s publish this.”

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I Got It

I Got It! by David Wiesner (April 3, 2018)

The Wies-man is back for another light on the words, heavy on the mind-bending visuals picture book that he does so well.

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Tales of an Elementary School Librarian is rolling these days, and this post that translates the Caldecott Honor winning Du Iz Tak? is my favorite.

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Mistaken author identity from @DanGemeinhart

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Art lessons with James Ransome anyone?

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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.