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2020 Book Spine Poem Gallery

A gallery of reader-submitted book spine cento poems.

The Children’s Literature Community Reacts to the Passing of Tomie dePaola

The children’s literature community remembers a legend.

2020 Books by Printz Winners

A roundup of all the 2020 books by past Printz Award Medal/Honor winners.

The Great 2020 Quarantine Book Spine Poem Challenge!

With everyone cooped up in their houses, this is the perfect time to give the book spine cento a try . . .

The Glory of the Personal Pan Pizza: An Interview with Tom Angleberger about Book It!

I talked with Book It Author Ambassador Tom Angleberger about my two favorite things: books and pizza.

2020 Books by Geisel Winners

All the 2020 books from past Geisel Medal and Honor winners.

2020 Books by Caldecott Winners

A roundup of 2020 books by past Caldcott Medal and Honor winners.

2020 Books by CSK Winners

A look at all the 2020 books by past Coretta Scott King Award winners.

Notes on February 2020

In February . . . . . . the Undies made a dramatic return. The 2020 edition of everyone’s favorite case cover awards is on! . . . we looked ahead to spring. And since I had trouble narrowing it down for the official preview, I also shared this extra batch of spring books. . […]

President Books for Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day and if there’s one thing for certain, it’s that every year will bring new books the topic.

How to Do Just About Everything in 2020

Children’s books can teach you a lot of things . . .

Exclusive Excerpt: InvestiGators by John Patrick Green

Today I have an exclusive excerpt of the new graphic novel series InvestiGators, coming on February 25th, 2020.

Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: THE BOOK RESCUER Creators Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst

It’s the first day of the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour (click here for the full schedule) and I’m honored to talk with the creators of Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award winner The Book Rescuer: author Sue Macy and illustrator Stacy Innerst.

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#11) The Going to Bed Book

Okay, Google – you think you’re pretty smart? How about you try completing the text from famous children’s books.

It ALMOST Happened Again

The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda READ poster continues . . .