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Morning Notes: “Can I call you ‘Matil’?” Edition

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Remember this?

That’s Jackie Woodson receiving her National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature medal. Her platform is Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation). Every Child a Reader have released activity kits to bring this challenge into the classroom and library. Click here to check them out.


Have you been following The Top 100 Board Books countdown at A Fuse #8 Production? It’s getting down to the wire. Click here to read.


I think it was the Recommendo newsletter where I first learned about How Long to Read – a site that gives you a ballpark estimate of how long it will take you to read well-known books. Your milage may vary, but you can check it out here.


Have you taken the #matildachallenge?

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Dylan at Mile High Reading has his latest (specifically, fourth) batch of 2019 picture books to look for. Plenty of surprises to see here. Sign me up for that new Josh Schneider, especially.

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Spread the word: the ALSC has a new Equity Fellowship, and CrazyQuiltEdi has the details.

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From Brian Floca to all the Provensen-ophiles out there. I really want him to go for it on this one, just start shoehorning the expression into his everyday conversations.

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It’s like the (currently dormant, but not discarded) Undies Case Cover Awards have come to life! Let’s Talk Picture Books has a Vimeo channel devoted to case cover reveals.

Should I be a selfish monster and show the one they did for The Very Last Castle? “Don’t do it, Travis. Show the one for the new Laurie Keller book, Potato Pants.”

Okay, here it is:

About Travis Jonker

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.