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If You Build It, They Will Have Fun: A Picture Book Programming Idea

A programming idea using the ‘If I Built a . . .’ books by Chris Van Dusen

Kickstarting an Independent Publisher

I have favorite publishers. And one of them is Enchanted Lion. Enchanted Lion books (and their excellent reissues) are consistently the most unique and daring stuff out there. They make the world of children’s literature more interesting and beautiful. ELB is a small independent publisher, and, due to the pandemic, economic times are tough right […]

Nonfiction Monday: Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children

A review of the nonfiction picture book MOTHER JONES AND HER ARMY OF MILL CHILDREN.

Notes on August 2020

A few of my favorite posts from the past month.

Endangered Series #16: Spiderwick Chronicles

Should it stay or should it go?

Children’s Literature: Makeover Edition

Old book, new look.

Calling All Judges! Calling All Judges!

The Cybils Awards want YOU!

STAND UP! An Original Art Auction for a Good Cause

An original artwork auction for a good cause.

Q: What Do Jeff Kinney, Derrick Barnes, and Oge Mora All Have in Common?

A: They’re all recent guests on The Yarn Podcast.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#21)

Can you name these three award-winning books by their LEGO-fied covers?

The Last Book You Want to See . . .

. . . while at the hospital waiting for your child’s COVID-19 test.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#122)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

A 2021 Newbery/Caldecott Summer Check-In

A look at the 2021 Newbery and Caldecott lists on Goodreads.

Exclusive Excerpt: Chance: Escape from the Holocaust by Uri Shulevitz

An excerpt from CHANCE: ESCAPE FROM THE HOLOCAUST by Uri Shulevitz.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Narwhal & Jelly Board Books by Ben Clanton

A first look at the upcoming Narwhal and Jelly board books by Ben Clanton.