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World Kid Lit Month and the Richly Diverse Northern Hemisphere

This is the third in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). As we continue our month-long celebration of international kids’ publishers and some of their newest books, we find the Northern Hemisphere overflowing with delights to discover. We’ve already noted quite a few in our tours of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.  Ready for more? Scotland’s Floris Books offers a bounty that includes board books, picture books, middle grade series and stand-alones, and some young adult titles, too. In addition to publishing Scottish authors … Continue reading

World Kid Lit Month Picks from the Western Hemisphere

This is the second in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). As we continue to celebrate World Kid Lit Month with a cavalcade of kids’ books from international publishers, we make our next stop in the Western Hemisphere, home to more than three dozen nations in North America, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. We can only touch on some of the rich possibilities! From Toon Books, published in the United States, The Dragon Slayer won the 2018 Aesop Prize for children’s folklore.  This … Continue reading

Grandparents Day Picks for Intergenerational Reading

The Tide cover

Happy Grandparents Day! Whether your young readers’ grandparent(s) can be visited on a daily basis or seen in person only on rare occasions, there are books they can share that celebrate their relationship. Here are some of our recent favorites: The Tide, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Ashling Lindsay, from Tiger Tales Books, offers an honest and comforting picture book story that pairs a very young child with her elderly grandfather during their day at the beach. This is a grandparent who is becoming forgetful and the generation between him and the little girl, his daughter and her mother, … Continue reading