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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.

Now on The Yarn Podcast: Reactions to the 2022 Youth Media Awards

Colby Sharp and I recap the biggest awards in children’s literature.

Your 2022 Caldecott Comment Card

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

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#159)

Can you guess the children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads? Having your appendix removed is really not such a bad thing when you’ve already been abandoned by your family and left in a nunnery. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. If you like this post, you […]

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Should it stay or should it go?

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

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

4 Thoughts on the Bestselling Books of 2021

A closer look at the Top 25 Overall Bestsellers of 2021

Watch the 2022 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

The 2022 Youth Media Awards are coming on Monday, January 24th!

2022 Caldecott Medal Predictions

My picks for 2022 Caldecott glory.

School Librarian Saturday: Storyline Online

A closer look at the read aloud website Storyline Online.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (Newbery Edition) in SLJ!

One Star Review, Guess Who? is in SLJ this month!

Endangered Series #24: Santa Paws

Should it stay, or should it go?

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Aaron Blabey’s popular series is coming to theaters in April.

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