I’m quick and slick and blogging like a . . . like a . . . like a woman who can’t come up with a third rhyme! Doggone it . . . Look at this guy with this book doing his business like it ain’t no thing. You go, man, go! If you’ve […]
Fast fast, like lightning, fast! It’s a Fusenews round-up of epic quickie proportions! First up, my buddy Warren Truitt used to work with me in the Central Children’s Room of New York Public Library. Then he moved to Alabama. He’s kept busy, since that time with a long-term personal project. This one man machine […]
A little nepotism to go with your coffee this morning? Don’t mind if I do! As you may know, my husband Matt Bird has a book coming out this spring that is a culmination of his blog’s breakdown of what makes a good story. Called The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction […]
The Yarn, a popular podcast with the inside story on children’s books, will join SLJ, the magazine announced in the e-newsletter Extra Helping today.
We’re just hitting it out of the park now. Fast on the heels of our last Salon with Jeanne Birdsall and N.D. Wilson (info below), this coming Saturday I managed to bring together the three kings of children’s book social media. Behold! If you’d like to watch the discussion live, tune in 2:00 CST here. […]
A unique, episodic podcast about the making of a single book, the upcoming middle grade graphic novel by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm, Sunny Side Up, launches today. Created by school librarian Travis Jonker and teacher Colby Sharp, “The Yarn” examines the highly anticipated book from multiple perspectives in Season 1 of a new podcast series
Nerdcamp is “the grassrootsiest of grassroots and ground zero for the “free-range” reading movement, writes Travis Jonker. “And it has the potential to revolutionize professional development in your school district.”
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.
When word came out that Amazon was pulling social network Goodreads into its acquisitional tractor beam, reaction seemed to fall into one of two categories… Travis Jonker, a librarian who blogs at 100 Scope Notes, falls somewhere in between.
Think of it like Voltron. Or, better yet, don’t. If you are a clever daily blog reader and you have already seen the posts at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Nine Kinds of Pie, and 100 Scope Notes then what I’m about to tell you will come as no surprise. To wit: The Niblings is […]
“You’ve seen infographics, right? Those visual representations of information that seem to be popping up everywhere on the Internet?,” writes Travis Jonker. Here’s his effort using easelly.
SLJ.com sports a new feature: 100 Scope Notes. The popular blog by Travis Jonker on all things kid lit debuted today as part of SLJ’s blog network.
Amazon’s newest service, Whispercast, attempts to make Kindles more tempting to librarians by letting them control multiple Kindles from a single access account. However, many librarians have doubts, and there are remaining unanswered questions.
The inspiration for SLJ’s September cover may be obvious, but it was a bit of a process—an adventure, if you will—to arrive at the finished product.
After considering the lineup of feature articles, as we do each month for the print edition, the editors selected the cover story: a first-person account of a school ereader program by Travis Jonker.
An elementary school librarian, Jonker has been documenting his foray into bringing digital readers to his students in a series of posts on […]