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Come along on our quick twirl around the world of kids’ books, as presented during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in June 2019

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Take at look at the graphic novels we presented on KidLitTV September 25 during Spotlight on Graphic Novels with Diamond Books. Thanks KidLit TV for hosting. 


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Celebrate Children’s Book Week 2019 with Book Formats Less than 100 Years Old

Although Children’s Book Week now marks a century of calling attention to the diversity and splendor of all that kids and caretakers can find on library and bookshop shelves, there are some great book formats that weren’t even around back in 1919–or even in 1929. It was just a year or two after 1929, however, that comic books began to find a toe hold among reading kids. And by 1979, the age of the graphic novel arrived. Publishing for kids in these two related formats has been booming since. We can see why when this year brings us Mooncakes by … Continue reading

Curiosity Reigns in Titles for Older Kids During Children’s Book Week

Books for kids in middle grades and into their tweens and early teens engage audiences by invoking curiosity. This occurs in both informational and imaginative narratives. And we’ve got some excellent suggestions to help independently reading kids celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! Just this week, the national association that creates and promotes the United Kingdom’s most vaunted children’s book prizes announced their nominations for the 2020 Carnegie Medal. We’re delighted to see Lindsay Littleson’s Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, published by Floris Books, on that list! Yes, there are those beautiful, fantastical creatures front and center … Continue reading

Praise-worthy Picture Books to Discover During Children’s Book Week

Picture books can carry delightful and engaging content for many age groups. In our celebration of the 100 year of Children’s Book Week, we’re going to focus on brand new and still forthcoming picture books for preschoolers and those in primary school, and every one of them is a picture book unlike any you may have seen before now. Two such picture books appeared the 2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books list published last Friday. A Million Dots, written and illustrated by Sven Volker and published by Cicada Books, explores the concept of doubling numbers … Continue reading