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Notes on February 2021

In February . . .

. . . we experienced the Newbery Bump.

The recent Newbery and Caldecott winners broke into the New York Times Bestseller lists.

. . . I rounded up all the books about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s literature for unexpected times.

. . . we looked at new books from past Newbery winners.

A bunch of past winners have new books out in 2021.

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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.