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Notes on May 2020

Some of my favorite posts from the month of May.

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2020

The most astonishingly unconventional children’s books of the year.

A 2021 Newbery/Caldecott Check In

A peek at what Goodreads users are picking for 2021 Newbery and Caldecott

Notes on April 2020

Some of my favorite posts from the past month.

GOODNIGHT ZOOM: Parody Children’s Books for This Moment

How’s your quarantine going? Artist Stenfanie Trilling is keeping herself busy by painting parody children’s book covers.

Deep Thoughts with 100 Scope Notes: The Best Selling Children’s Books of 2019

Publishers Weekly just released their list of the bestselling children’s books of 2019. Let’s discuss.

The 2020 Unicorn Report

I thought the unicorn wave crested in 2019. I could not have been more wrong.

Free Download: Coronavirus: A Book For Children

If you’re looking for a resource to share with kids about coronavirus, I recommend you take a look at Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The April Newsletter Has Things . . .

It’s been a little while, but the latest edition of From the Desk of 100 Scope Notes came out on Friday. This one was dedicated to stuff you can do during quarantine.

The Stars Upon Thars So Fars (April 2020)

Checking in on the books with the most starred reviews so far in 2020.

2020 Book Spine Poem Gallery

A gallery of reader-submitted book spine cento poems.

The Children’s Literature Community Reacts to the Passing of Tomie dePaola

The children’s literature community remembers a legend.

2020 Books by Printz Winners

A roundup of all the 2020 books by past Printz Award Medal/Honor winners.

The Great 2020 Quarantine Book Spine Poem Challenge!

With everyone cooped up in their houses, this is the perfect time to give the book spine cento a try . . .

The Glory of the Personal Pan Pizza: An Interview with Tom Angleberger about Book It!

I talked with Book It Author Ambassador Tom Angleberger about my two favorite things: books and pizza.