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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.

The Best Tweets from the 2021 Youth Media Awards

All the best reactions to the 2021 Youth Media Awards.

Your 2021 Caldecott Comment Card

After the Caldecott winners are announced, share your thoughts here!

Shel Silverstein and Friends on the Other Benefits of Wearing a Mask

Shel Silverstein and friends encourage you to keep masking up.

Watch the 2021 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

The 2021 Youth Media Awards are coming on Monday!

Books on Film: Flora & Ulysses

A film adaptation of the Newbery-winning book is coming.

That’s So Meta! 2021 Metafictional Children’s Books

A roundup of 2021 books about . . . books.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#25)

Can you name these three books based on their LEGO-fied covers?

Books on Film: Angie Thomas on CBS This Morning

The Hate U Give author appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about her latest book, Concrete Rose.

New on The Yarn! Mike Curato and a 2020 Recap

Peeking in at the last two episodes of the show.

The December Newsletter is Out There

Before the end of 2020, I snuck in one last From the Desk of 100 Scope Notes newsletter.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#131)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

Books on Film: Introducing Bob Shea’s Story Safari

A new video series from author/illustrator Bob Shea.

Cover Reveal Q&A: PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT by Varian Johnson

A cover reveal (and Q&A) for Varian Johnson’s next book, PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT.

Books on Film: Bob Staake’s ‘Bluebird’ Becomes an Animated Short

A great picture book gets the animation treatment.

Top 10 Posts of 2020: #1

From December 21st to January 1st, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2020. The countdown continues today with . . . Goodnight Zoom: Parody Children’s Books for This Moment