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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.

Our 2021 Mock Caldecott Program

Soon it will be November. Around these parts of the school library world, November means Mock Caldecott. I’ve talked about it in the past, but it seems like every year we’re tweaking things. Here’s a quick summary of how we’re Mock Caldecotting this year at my K-3 elementary school. Week 1 I introduce the Caldecott. […]

Your Fall Newbery/Caldecott 2021 ‘Hey, Keep an Eye Out’ Lists

Checking in on potential Newbery/Caldecott contenders on Goodreads.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#23)

Can you name these 3 books based on their LEGO-fied book covers?

Do You Think You Know This Author’s Most-Reviewed Book?

I name an author, and you name what you think would be their most-reviewed book on Goodreads.

Q: What do Abby Wambach and Grace Lin Have in Common?

A: They’ve both recently been on The Yarn podcast.

The 2020 Poop Report

This post is what you think it is.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#128)

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

The Battle of the Picture Book Barcodes!

Vote for your favorites in the Battle of the Picture Book Barcodes.

Lone Wolves Update: How Many Caldecott Winners Have One Creator?

Diving back into the data about Caldecott winning books made by author/illustrators.

Nominate Your Favorites for the Undies Awards!

Get your nominations in for the world’s first and only case cover awards!

Giveaway: THE VERY LAST CASTLE is Two!

On the two-year anniversary of THE VERY LAST CASTLE, I’m giving away two copies.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#22)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. See how many you can name! #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#2) Name That LEGO Book […]

Books on Film: The National Book Festival Motherlode

A batch of great author videos are available at the Library of Congress website.

Step Up Your Spooky in 2020

A roundup of recent spooky books for the Halloween season.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#127)

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