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Morning Notes: Secret Town Edition

Jeff Kinney CBS Sunday Morning

FURTHER THEORIES… Let the conjecture continue! In the fall I tried to figure out what happens at the end of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Over at Bookie Woogie, Aaron Zenz and his nine-year-old son talk about what they think happened, and I love every moment of it. Click [...]

Enter to Win a Print Copy of What You’re Reading Right Now

Rookie 3

Over the holidays I was at a bookstore and saw Rookie Yearbook Three. Rookie is a popular online magazine that covers the tween and teen experience for girls. Each year they put out a book that compiles some of the best stuff from the site¹ This might sound silly, but it made me want to [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli

Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower By Greg Pizzoli Viking (Penguin) ISBN: 9780670016525 $17.99 Grades 2-4 Out March 10, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The Big Con. It’s an idea so captivating that countless books have been written about pulling [...]

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #1

Case Covers

Gallery: These Picture Books Have Secrets

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #2

Kids Are Weird

2014 Book Spine Poem Gallery

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #3

Wild Collage

The Wildest Children’s Books of 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #4

Caldecott Winners

2014 Books from Caldecott Winners

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #5

192 Pages

All Middle Grade Novels Should Be 192 Pages. No Exceptions.

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #6

Night Kitchen

This Librarian Finally Looked at His Copy of ‘In the Night Kitchen’. What He Discovered Shocked Him

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #7

Photo Books

The State of Photography Illustration in 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #8

BS Rockstar

Bruce Springsteen: Rockstar Librarian

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #9


Gallery: The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014: #10


The 33%: 2014 Books from Newbery Winners

2015 Caldecott Medal Predictions

Bad Bye

The last time I made Caldecott predictions, I went 2 for 5. Any time I can get more than one, I’m happy. But I refuse to stop until I am able to pick them all. You can therefore count on me doing Caldecott predictions every year. And if you’re into this stuff, you need to [...]

Top 20 Books of 2014: 5-1

Top 20 Books Final

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee [Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) | Grades K-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. The opportunity to “read” and pore over a wordless picture book with a group of students is one of the best parts of [...]