Read Your Way into Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

We’re always on the lookout for books that reflect authentic cultures and come from voices that are authentic reflections of the cultures about which they tell stories.  May is a month designated for celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander roots in … Continue reading

National Library Week at Home

Find the Library at Your Place

This year National Library Week falls in the midst of a time when most public and school library buildings are necessarily closed. However, in many communities, library services and online collections are very much available. In 2020, celebrate the library … Continue reading

Lots of Winning Titles for Multicultural Book Day

January 31 is Multicultural Book Day and that arrives this year on the heels of the American Library Association’s 2020 announcements of youth media awards.  Among the rich array of picture books, novels, youth audience nonfiction, audiobooks, and apps, authors and … 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 … Continue reading

Picture Books Celebrating Emotional Intelligence in the Face of Adult Sadness

A recent and welcome mini-trend we’re seeing is the art of featuring children who recognize and respond appropriately to adult sadness.  Since virtually all small children do have significant adults in their lives and since all of us as humans of … 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