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An Incomplete List of Approved and Unapproved Ways to Carry a Book

Carry a Book FINAL

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MAME 2017

It’s an honor to present some of my favorite books of 2017 at the Michigan Association of Media in Education (MAME) annual conference today. Click here for the book list. Click here for the slide show.

One Star Review Guess Who? (#62)

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Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? a good book actually, i just didnt like the name. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One […]

Books on Film: The Picture Book Animated

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How were classic picture books like Where the Wild Things Are and Harold and the Purple Crayon turned into animated films? Painstakingly, as this throwback video from Weston Woods shows us.

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

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It’s been a while since we last plumbed the depths of Amazon for children’s literature parody books. Time to go back in . . . If You Give a Man a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Brian Ajhar. Thanks to Chris Barton who tipped me off to this one (see his comment below). This […]

The November Newsletter is Up!

FROM THE DESK OF

On Friday I sent out the November installment of FROM THE DESK OF 100 SCOPE NOTES. You can see it here. Interested in having future newsletters sent directly to your inbox? Click here to sign up.

10 Years of Scope Notes: The 5 Most Ridiculous Posts of All Time

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November 9th (today!) marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: The 5 Best Comments of All Time

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November 9th (today!) marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts Ever

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November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 Years […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: 6 Posts That Died In the Drafts Folder (And Why)

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November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story Some blog […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story

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November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results How did this blog begin? Where did the title […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Survey Results

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November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Last week I sent out a survey. People in 2017 want you to take way more surveys than they did in 2007. […]

Gallery: NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

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When the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list comes out, my first thought is about the books that are included. It’s a great list. My second thought is how I did on my predictions from back in August. Let’s see. 20% success rate. I’ll take that. Now let’s take a closer look at […]

Won’t You Please Take the 10 Question 100 Scope Notes 10th Anniversary Survey?

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Hi there. Next week is marks the 10th anniversary of this blog and I want to do a couple special things, including some charts and graphs about who reads this thing. So won’t you please take a moment to answer these 10 questions? It will take approximately 30 seconds and I’ll share the results next […]

Mock Caldecott 2018

Mock Caldecott 2018

While some folks do NaNoWriMo in November, at my K-4 elementary school we prefer MoCal – which is a cool abbreviation for Mock Caldecott. We’ve fine tuned it over the years, and this is the system that’s been working. Part 1 Introduce Caldecott Medal/Honor. Explain that it is an award for illustrations. I would encourage […]