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Top 10 Posts of 2019: #7

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . This is a Problem: School Libraries That Are Closed All the Time

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #8

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #9

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . H.G.T.V. (Home and Garden, Travis Version): Painting a Room in the Style of a Well-Known Children’s Book

Top 10 Posts of 2019: #10

From December 23rd to January 3rd, I’m counting down the most popular 100 Scope Notes posts of 2019. The countdown continues today with . . . Controversy Report: Hello, Here’s Your Negative Review

2020 Geisel Award Predictions

Here are my picks for 2020 Geisel glory.

2020 Caldecott Medal Predictions

Which books will win Caldecott? Here are my predictions.

Our 2020 Mock Caldecott Results!

In which I share the results of our 2020 Mock Caldecott voting . . .

The Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide 2019

Recently updated and expanded for the 2019 gift-giving season, here is my collection of children’s literature illustrator shops on the world wide web.

2019 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea.

The 2019 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide

It’s Giving Tuesday. Here are some of the literacy-focused organizations doing good work. Pitch in a few bucks to support them.

2019 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Time is running out to get a gift for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2019 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.

Notes on November 2019

Looking back at my favorite posts from the month that was . . .

The 2019 Thank You Post

Wait, wait – before you get into that green bean casserole – I have something to say. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing the things I write here. I appreciate it. Okay, carry on.

Matthew Cordell and Sophie Blackall: A Caldecott Conversation

Today we have something special. Our past two Caldecott Medal winners, interviewing each other about their lives, work, and how the most prestigious award in picture books has changed their lives.

2009 vs. 2019

This year marks the end of the 2010s. On social media, a lot of people are sharing pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019 to mark the passing of time. I even did it. So why not do a children’s literature version? Seems about right.