100 Scope Notes
Inside 100 Scope Notes

The 2021 Poop Report

Oh yes, this post is what you think it is.

Come With Me Again (Yes, Again) Down the Picture Book Parody Rabbit Hole

Another deep dive into the world of the picture book parody.

A Summer 2022 Newbery/Caldecott Check In

A peek at the 2022 Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists on Goodreads.

Notes on July 2021

A look back at my favorite posts of the past month.

What I Learned When I Drew Pictures with Bob Shea

I discovered something about myself while drawing with Bob Shea on Instagram.

Notable 2021 Children’s Book Follow-Ups, Sequels, and Companion Books

Some familiar faces return in 2021.

Remembering Floyd Cooper

I met Floyd Cooper one time, in 2015. We were seated next to each other at a dinner hosted by Lee & Low books during the American Library Association annual conference. Floyd’s book Ira’s Shakespeare Dream had just come out and he was talking about the book with the various librarians in attendance. I talked […]

Little Free Libraries: Overrated or Underrated?

Are they as good as they seem?

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Books of 2021

Here’s to keeping it interesting. Pushing the envelope. Pushing boundaries. Pushing buttons. Here’s to children’s books that expand our assumptions of what a children’s book can be.

Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2021

A gallery of the most creative picture book barcodes of 2021.

Notes on June 2021

A look back at my favorite posts of the past month.

Ye Olde Scope Notes: Why is Willy Wonka Selling Boring Logistical Software?

Why is Willy Wonka selling digital workflows???

‘This Book’ Books 2021

A roundup of ‘This Book’ books.

An 2021 Undies Awards Update

Send us your nominations for the best case covers of the year!

5 Books I’m Bringing Out East

Five books I’ll be bringing along for a trip out East.