100 Scope Notes
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Books on Film: A Tale Dark and Grimm Comes to Netflix

A new animated series based on the books by Adam Gidwitz

Books on Film: New Kid Controversy

Why did a Texas school district has cancelled a virtual author visit with New Kid creator, Jerry Craft?

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#33)

Can you name these three books from their LEGO-fied covers?

The Spookiest Children’s Books of 2021

In time for Halloween, the spookiest reads of the year.

2021 National Book Award Finalists Announced!

Let’s have a look at the National Book Award Finalists.

Name That Book! Kid Drawing Edition (#3)

Can you name these books based on kids’ drawings?

10 to Note: Fall Preview 2021

A look at 10 fall books that caught my eye . . .

The Stars So Fars (September 2021)

A quick look at the most starred books of 2021.

Amos McGee is Back! An Interview with Erin and Philip Stead

Erin and Philip Stead on the joys and challenges of returning to the world of Amos.

Recap: The Plum Creek Literacy Festival

A recap of the controversy surrounding the Plum Creek Literacy Festival.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#153)

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

Exclusive Cover Reveal: THIS IS A SCHOOL by John Schu and Veronica Miller Jamison

A first look at the cover of THIS IS A SCHOOL, by John Schumacher and Veronica Miller Jamison

Predictions! NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books 2021

I attempt to predict the books that will end up on the 2021 New York Times Best Illustrated list.

The Story of Amos McGee with Erin and Philip Stead

The Caldecott Medal-winning duo are on the latest episode of The Yarn podcast.

Fifteen Dollars: A Wholesome Library Story

A true story of $15 lost and found in a library book