100 Scope Notes
Inside 100 Scope Notes

Morning Notes: Smelly Edition


By reading children’s nonfiction, of course (side note: A Fuse #8 Production been telling us this for years). The proof? The guy who’s on the most lucrative Jeopardy hot streak in history. Click here to read.


Mel at Let’s Talk Picture Books has added to her case cover reveals video gallery and there are some gems. Click here to see them.


The Library of Congress (inspiration for my failed logo update) has 60 historically significant children’s books up on their site for your perusal. I was pleased to find The Rocket Book and The Slant book, two titles that I’ve always wanted to get my hands on. Thanks, LOC. Click here to see the collection.

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot by Cece Bell. Out September 3, 2019.

The author of 100 Scope Notes all-time faves El Deafo and The Rabbit and Robot series is back with another early reader and it’s everything you would hope: funny, weird, and great.

The great Elise Gravel made a great poster (free to download) for use in your home, classroom, or library.

My colleague Niki informed me that you can watch astronauts read picture books at Story Time from Space. Did you know about this? I showed Scott Kelly reading Mousestronaut today and kids were into it. Visit their website to see all the books.

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.