Interview: Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes

Elementary School Librarian Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes
Here’s another in my series of interviews with children’s book bloggers. Today I report my interview with Travis Jonker (abbreviated “TJ” below), who blogs at 100 Scope Notes . As you will see from the interview, Travis is an elementary school librarian; he also happens to be a pretty funny guy, so you won’t want to miss the interview.  I laughed out loud at least once!  The point of these interviews, of course, is to help connect readers of Children’s Books and Reviews to some of the many other excellent children’s literature blogs out there. So, after reading the interview, I encourage you to check out Travis’s blog, 100 Scope NotesClick here for the previous interview in this series, with Barbara Bietz of Jewish Books for Children.

Q: I understand you are an elementary school librarian.  Can you tell me a bit of the story of how you decided to take up that profession?

TJ: I followed the classic three step program:

1. I found that I hung out in libraries a lot. Public, school, college – I’ve visited and staked out my territory in them all. I can’t imagine how much time I would have spent in libraries if they circulated Jughead Double Digests when I was growing up. I think we would have had a From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerFrom the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg situation (except, you know, with a library instead of a museum). Continue reading