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Morning Notes: Kumbaya Revisited Edition

Ambassador Reading Recs

KUMBAYA, MY NERDS, KUMBAYA I attended NerdCampMI last year and left singing. It was my first “unconference” experience and it was spectacular. So many great people attended, all in the name of literacy and sharing ideas. Colby Sharp just announced that registration is open for the 2014 edition of NerdCampMI, and I wholeheartedly recommend you […]

Review: I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… by Davide Cali

Homework Cover

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… By Davide Cali Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452125510 $12.99 Grades 1-3 In Stores March 4, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Kids will go to great lengths to avoid homework. I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… is a little book that celebrates this […]

Notes on December 2013

December Notes

In December… …we remembered how weird and great 2013 was. From Grossest Moment to Best Song, no oddity wend unexamined in 2013 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea. …we cast a movie. With your help, a (fake) cast for the (imaginary) film Children’s Literature: The Movie: Chapter 2 came together beautifully. …lumps of coal were […]

Library Tales: Traction

Hulk

A couple years back, there was a student who was pretty overdue with his book. It was Hulk: The Incredible Guide – this oversized, heavy, square-shaped book that explains everything in the Hulk-verse. Often, students will offer some explanation for the whereabouts of a long-overdue book. But Hulk: The Incredible Guide had been gone for […]

Morning Notes: The Leader of the Kids Edition

Foldable Book

AMBASSADORIAL SUCCESSION Kate DiCamillo is the new National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. She’s a perfect pick. SLJ gave me the honor of interviewing Ms. DiCamillo for the February issue and they included an excerpt in their Ambassador announcement. Click here to read. AND THE BEST-SELLING BOOK OF 2013 IS… … a book for kids. […]

Listen to This: Jon Klassen Interviewed on the CBC

Maple Leaf

I wasn’t planning on coming back from holiday blogging hiatus until Monday, but then I listened to this fascinating 22 minute interview with reigning Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen on CBC Radio. My plans proceeded to take off out the window. Influences, upcoming books, the Caldecott experience – it’s a great discussion. Thanks, Canada. Click here […]

Top 10 Posts of 2013: #1

#1 Book Spine Poem Gallery

100 Scope Notes is up on the shelf until January 6. Until then, let’s sit by the fire in our union suits and count down the most popular posts of the year. #10: The Newbery Medal Infographic #9: So You Want to Win the Newbery? (Part I) #8: Top 10 Circulated Books of 2013: 5th-6th […]

Top 10 Posts of 2013: #2

#2 Wildest Children's Books

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #3

#3 New York Times 10 Best

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #4

#4 One Star Review Guess Who

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #5

#5 Top 10 Circulated Books

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #6

#6 Children's Lit Movie

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #7

#7 D.I.LIBRARY

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #8

#8 Top 10 Circulated Books 5-6

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #9

#9 So You Want to Win the Newbery

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