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You ever notice how in Dear Zoo, there are no female animals? This blog did. And now, for some reason, people are mad that the blog called it out??? Where’s an eye-roll emoji when you need it? (Related note: A couple weeks ago Brian Lies wrote an excellent post about picture book animals and gender at A Fuse #8 Production.)


Ashley Bryan’s archives, including drawings, paintings, and letters, will be moving to the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to read.

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A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata, illustrated by Julia Kuo. Out May 14, 2019.

The Newbery winner (Kira-Kira) is back with a book about a family returning to Japan in the aftermath of World War II. The fact that Julia Kuo is adding black and white illustrations makes me all the more eager to read it.

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Librarians: Always trying stuff. Like this inventive Netflix-inspired display to encourage check outs. Click here to read.

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Author Carter Higgins shares how inspiration can strike at any moment, and if it’s while you’re sleeping, good luck.

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Paul McCartney has a picture book coming out called Hey Grandude. That is all.

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.