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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.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#121)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: FLY ON THE WALL by Remy Lai

A book trailer premiere for FLY ON THE WALL, by Remy Lai

Book Cover Reveal: BLUE FLOATS AWAY by Grant Snider and Me

A cover reveal for the picture book BLUE FLOATS AWAY, by me and Grant Snider.

Review: Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

A review of debut graphic novel Beetle & the Hollowbones
by Eliza Layne

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#120)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Book Buzz: Buzzy Buzzing 2021 Buzz

Some books to look forward to in 2021.

Notes on July 2020

My favorite posts from this past month.

Streaming Children’s Lit: Recent Series Based on Kid’s Books

Shows based on children’s books that are streaming right now.

Guest Post: A High Five for Hope by Phil Bildner

It’s rare when I run guest posts on the blog. But this post, by author Phil Bildner, is one I am happy to share.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#119)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu

A first look at the cover for Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu.

Come With Me (Yet Again) Down the Picture Book Parody Rabbit Hole

A deep dive into the world of the picture book parody.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#118)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Review: Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

A review of TWINS by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright.

Book Cover Reveal: Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal has a new book on the way – Zonia’s Rain Forest. Publishing in March 2021. Today we get a first look at the cover, but first, I had a few questions for Juana: Travis: What was the spark that led to Zonia’s Rain Forest? Juana Martinez-Neal: Hi, Travis! Thank you […]