‘This Book’ Books
Over the last few years, I’ve noticed an uptick in books that reference themselves. You could call them meta, you could call them descendants of a classic, or you could call them ‘This Book’ books. Here are all the recent (2019 or 2020) examples.
*NOTE* This Book is Literally Just Pictures of Cute Animals . . . is actually a book for adults. I just thought it was funny so I had to include it.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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