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Notes on July 2020

My favorite posts from this past month.

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.

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

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

A Public Service Announcement from Shel Silverstein and Friends

A Public Service Announcement from Shel Silverstein and Friends

The Goodnight Moon Parody Industrial Complex

When it comes to picture book parodies, there is one source that rules them all . . .

Notes on June 2020

A look back at some of my favorite posts from the month of June.

Play Charlotte’s Web: The Video Game

Retro gaming: Charlotte’s Web style.

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.