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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.

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Christian Robinson is collaborating with Target and I’m excited.

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

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