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SKYPING FOR A CAUSE

Pizzoli

Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli is doing something cool – Skyping with classrooms, charging 100 bucks, and giving all the money to help fight Alzheimers. If you are a school teacher or a librarian who would like to schedule a session during October or November, email Greg at info@gregpizzoli.com.

HEY, TERRY

On NPR, Terry Gross interviewed Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his YA graphic novel memoir, Hey, Kiddo. Click here to listen.

THE BEST BOOK OF 2018

Don’t even try to argue. The best book of 2018 is obvious.

A HILDA GUIDE

Hilda Guide

For fans of the Hilda animated series on Netflix (I’m raising my hand), Luke Pearson made a guide for how the comics line up with the series (which, I see, will have a second season).

THE BEST WORDS

Thanks to Facebook, I now know about the latest presidential picture book parody. Click here to see it.

IN MOVIE NEWS . . .

COUPLE OF ME THINGS

I bared my soul over at The Yarn Podcast, talking about the path to publishing The Very Last Castle. Click here to listen.

I bared my soul again over at The Children’s Book Review. The most difficult sentence to finish: “I write because . . .”. I decided to go with the most honest answer. Click here to read it.

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You don’t do Morning Notes for a few weeks and now it’s an embarrassment of Book Buzz riches . . .

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I’m friends with this guy John, and he has a picture book coming out. Caldecott Honor-winner Lauren Castillo is going to illustrate it. I’m very happy for John and proud of him for this. I can’t wait to read it. Set your countdown timers for 2022.

RAINABest Friends

Tell your graphic novel memoir fans that 2019 will be the best year ever. New books by Raina Telgemeier (Guts, Share Your Smile) and Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham (Best Friends) are on the horizon.

And of course, the latest 2019 picture book roundup from Mile High Reading.

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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.