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Watch the 2021 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

The 2021 Youth Media Awards are coming on Monday!

Books on Film: Flora & Ulysses

A film adaptation of the Newbery-winning book is coming.

Books on Film: Angie Thomas on CBS This Morning

The Hate U Give author appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about her latest book, Concrete Rose.

Books on Film: Introducing Bob Shea’s Story Safari

A new video series from author/illustrator Bob Shea.

Books on Film: Bob Staake’s ‘Bluebird’ Becomes an Animated Short

A great picture book gets the animation treatment.

Coming Soon: The Top 20 Posts of 2020

Over the next two weeks I’ll be sharing the 10 most popular 100 Scope Notes posts during 2020. Some are expected, some are surprising. The countdown begins Monday. Happy Holidays! -Travis

Coming Soon: The Top 20 Books of 2020

Beginning tomorrow, John Schumacher and I are teaming up to count down our 20 favorite books of the year.

100 Scope Notes Turns 13!

As of today, I’ve been at this blog for 13 years. It’s brought a lot of great things into my life. Thanks for reading, and I’m going to keep plugging away.

Streaming ‘Wild Things’

Maurice Sendak’s stories might be coming to Apple TV+

Books on Film: The National Book Festival Motherlode

A batch of great author videos are available at the Library of Congress website.

Books on Film: Mo Willems on TODAY

Mo Willems stopped by the TODAY show recently to talk about his upcoming live-action special, premiering today (September 17) on HBO.

2020 National Book Award Longlist Announced!

The National Book Awards have released their longlist in the only category that matters: Young People’s Literature. As usual, it’s a YA-heavy list, but there are a couple middle graders thrown in there. Let’s have a look . . .

Books on Film: Jacqueline Woodson on CBS This Morning

Jacqueline Woodson recently appeared on CBS This Morning.

Kickstarting an Independent Publisher

I have favorite publishers. And one of them is Enchanted Lion. Enchanted Lion books (and their excellent reissues) are consistently the most unique and daring stuff out there. They make the world of children’s literature more interesting and beautiful. ELB is a small independent publisher, and, due to the pandemic, economic times are tough right […]

Calling All Judges! Calling All Judges!

The Cybils Awards want YOU!