About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Errol’s Garden Is an Award Winner

Errol's Garden cover

Congratulations to Child’s Play International and author and illustrator Gillian Hibbs! The Junior Master Gardener Program of the American Horticultural Society has honored Errol’s Garden with the 2019 Growing Good Kids Book Award for excellence in children’s literature. Take a … Continue reading