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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.

Watch the 2020 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

Like the coming of spring, each year I anxiously await it: the moment I can once again post this image: This is your annual reminder that The 2020 Youth Media Awards are coming on Jan. 27, 2020, at 8 a.m. ET from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. The awards will be broadcast live via webcast. Click […]

‘It’s miraculous and it’s mysterious’ – Kate DiCamillo on WINN-DIXIE’s 20th Anniversary

On The Yarn podcast, Kate DiCamillo talks about Because of Winn-Dixie, which turns 20 this year.

A GREEN LANTERN Q&A (+ Giveaway) with Minh Lê

I talk with Minh Lê about GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY and give away three copies

That’s So Meta! Recent Metafictional Books

A roundup of books . . . about books.

Old Book, New Title

Giving an old book a new title.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#17)

Can you name the book by its LEGO-fied cover?

The Children’s Literature Community Welcomes the New Ambassador

You’ve heard the news, now let’s see what authors and illustrators were saying about the news on Twitter:

And the New National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Is . . .

This is fantastic. Fantastic!

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#101)

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

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Children’s Lit Community on the Turn of the Decade

How are authors and illustrators ringing in the new decade?

Morning Notes: Back From Hiatus Grab Bag Edition

The children’s literature news roundup you need.

Review: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Dragon Hoops is one of the best graphic novels of this, or any year.

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #1

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown ends today with . . . The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2019

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #2

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . An Interview with Jeff Kinney and an EXCLUSIVE Excerpt of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #3

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . Cover Controversy: The Poet X