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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.

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.