Ye Olde Scope Notes: Is This a Book Order or a Toy Catalog?!
(Waving a rickety old cane in the air) After eating my usual morning muesli, I opened up TheÂ New York Times and did a double take (my vision ain’t what it was in my heyday). Turns out some folks are up in arms about all the curios, knickknacks, and novelties being sold in the Scholastic Book Club fliers. I’ve been spoutin’ off about that for ages! Why, if I don’t put on my bifocals, those fliers look like a confounded toy catalog! Click the image below to read the full story:
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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