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One of the picture book greats, John Burningham, has passed away. If you’re a fan of the form and you haven’t dug into Burningham’s catalog, you should. Click here to read more.



I remember watching a video interview with Jeff Kinney a while back (I can’t find it now or I would share it here). Someone asked him about how many Wimpy Kid books to expect and he said “Five is the goal, seven is the dream.” We are now on book 13 and Kinney has decided to write a spinoff in his spare time – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Greg Heffley’s friend Rowley. Click here to read.


The New York Times looks into the archives and pulls out some Edward Gorey tidbits. Click here to read.

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The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knight by Jennifer & Matthew Holm. Out August 6, 2019.

A new picture book series coming from the creators of Babymouse, Squish, and Sunny Side Up.

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Fuse 8

Join me in giving a standing ovation to A Fuse #8 Production for completing 31 Days, 31 Lists – a truly impressive children’s literature blogging feat. Every day last month, Betsy posted a new year-end list, complete with commentary. Check them out here (scroll to the bottom) if you missed them.

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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.