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10 to Note: Summer Preview 2014

You never know how these preview things are going to turn out. Sometimes there’s a bunch of lesser-known books that jump out, other times it’s stuff that’s already been building some buzz. Today is more latter than former. What follows are 10 books for the summer season that look promising. Picture Books Peanut Butter and […]

Review: Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Superworm By Julia Donaldson Illustrated by Axel Scheffler Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780545591768 $16.99 Grades PreK-2 In stores January 28, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There’s a rhyme battle going on in children’s literature. It’s a battle between fans of non-rhyming Sendak and MC Seuss. You can like both, of […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#20-16)

Let the singing of praises commence. Over four days, fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I will count down our top 20 books of the past year. It’s a K-6, anything goes sort of list, with picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and graphic novels all tossed into one big pot. This year Watch. Connect. Read. […]

Nonfiction Monday: Big Wig by Kathleen Krull

100 Scope Notes is honored to host Nonfiction Monday this week. Add a comment with your review URL and I’ll include it in the bottom of this post. Big Wig: A Little History of Hair By Kathleen Krull Illustrated by Peter Malone Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780439676403 $18.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores I […]

Review: Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Sidekicks By Dan Santat Arthur A. Levine Books ISBN: 9780439298117 $24.99 hardcover; $12.99 paperback Grades 3-6 In Stores July 1, 2011 Let us be honest, folks – at this point, you could slap a cape on a coat rack, toss in a few one-liners and our current superhero-crazed culture would eat it up. Give Dan […]