November 25, 2017

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10 Years of Scope Notes: The 5 Best Comments of All Time

November 9th (today!) marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 […]

Series Made Simple — Fall 2017

Cover illustration by Cristina Spanò

Editor’s Note

Steps in the Right Direction

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Proof Positive | Mythology

Little Hands, Big Brains | Early Learning

Being a Person Is Hard Sometimes | Social Science

Technology Forward | Careers & Skills

Animals, and Famous Figures en español | Spanish Language

Kittens and Deathstalker Scorpions | Animals

The Lives of Others | Biography

Leaping and Learning | General Science

Illuminate and Inform | Life Science

Hands-On Literacy | Arts & Activities

We Are the Champions | Sports

Conflicts and Beloved Institutions | U.S. History

Many Roads | World History

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18 YA Titles To Inspire Budding Authors for #NaNoWriMo

The following works might be just what aspiring authors need to kickstart their first novels for National Novel Writing Month this November.

10 Years of Scope Notes: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts Ever

November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 Years […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts Ever

November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story 10 Years […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: 6 Posts That Died In the Drafts Folder (And Why)

November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results 10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story Some blog […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: Origin Story

November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Previously . . . 10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Poll Results How did this blog begin? Where did the title […]

10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Survey Results

November 9th marks the 10th anniversary of 100 Scope Notes. Seems like a good time to take a look back, a look forward, and reflect on how the heck this thing is still going. Last week I sent out a survey. People in 2017 want you to take way more surveys than they did in 2007. […]

Friday Finds: November 3, 2017

This Week at TLT Collecting Comics, November 2017 Edition (by TLTer Ally Watkins) Star Wars YA Roundup by Michelle Biwer Book Review: The Ocean in My Ears by Meagan Macvie Book Review: Piper by Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg, and Jeff Stokely Doing a YA Collection Diversity Audit: Understanding Your Local Community (Part 1) Penguin Young […]

Gallery: NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

When the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list comes out, my first thought is about the books that are included. It’s a great list. My second thought is how I did on my predictions from back in August. Let’s see. 20% success rate. I’ll take that. Now let’s take a closer look at […]

42 Spectacular Titles | November 2017

Long-awaited fiction from John Green, Frances Hardinge, and Philip Pullman; a fantastical feather picture book; stellar nonfiction explores historical figures in the Civil Rights movement.

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Picture Books: Excellent Bilingual Books and Sleepy Sheep | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

A trio of friends work through jealousy; a delightful Spanish language retelling of a classic fairy tale; an engaging introduction to maps and directions and much more in this month’s picture book Xpress.

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Middle Grade: New Titles from Frances Hardinge, Mariko Tamaki & More | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

A fur trapper makes a mysterious friend; a “Beyond Baylor” supernatural sequel; the Lumberjanes get a middle grade makeover and much more in November’s middle grade Xpress.

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Won’t You Please Take the 10 Question 100 Scope Notes 10th Anniversary Survey?

Hi there. Next week is marks the 10th anniversary of this blog and I want to do a couple special things, including some charts and graphs about who reads this thing. So won’t you please take a moment to answer these 10 questions? It will take approximately 30 seconds and I’ll share the results next […]

Won’t You Please Take the 10 Question 100 Scope Notes 10th Anniversary Survey?

Hi there. Next week is marks the 10th anniversary of this blog and I want to do a couple special things, including some charts and graphs about who reads this thing. So won’t you please take a moment to answer these 10 questions? It will take approximately 30 seconds and I’ll share the results next […]

Graphic Novels: an Eccentric Ornithologist and a Friendly Shadow | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

The life of the famous John Audubon is explored and a sweetly spooky tale blends fact with fantasy in November’s Xpress graphic novels.

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Doing a Diversity Audit: Understanding Your Local Community (Part 1)

Tomorrow as part of the Library Journal/School Library Journal training on diversity Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA (which you should do), I will be doing a presentation on doing a diversity audit. I will outline what a diversity audit is, how to do one, and what I learned doing mine. I will […]

Mock Caldecott 2018

While some folks do NaNoWriMo in November, at my K-4 elementary school we prefer MoCal – which is a cool abbreviation for Mock Caldecott. We’ve fine tuned it over the years, and this is the system that’s been working. Part 1 Introduce Caldecott Medal/Honor. Explain that it is an award for illustrations. I would encourage […]

YA: Stellar New Titles from John Green, Philip Pullman, Libba Bray, & More | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

New fantasy titles from Bray and Pullman; John Green’s Turtles is a hit; and an exciting LGBTQ anthology are among November’s YA Xpress.

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Nonfiction: Quirky Cuisine, Poetry, Earth Science & More | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

Two contemporary poetry titles, additions to the “Ranger Rick” series and much more in this month’s nonfiction Xpress.

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