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Top 10 Posts of 2018: #1

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #2

2018 Books from Caldecott Medal/Honor Winners

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #3

Your 2019 Newbery/Caldecott ‘Hey, Keep an Eye Out’ Lists

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #4

I Will Not Retreat to a Book Cave to Eat Taco Bell

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #5

One Star Review Guess Who (#63)

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #6

Your Netflix Guide to TV/Film Adaptations of Children’s Books

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #7

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2018

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #8

Our 2019 Mock Caldecott Program

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #9

2018 Books from Newbery Medal/Honor Winners

Top 10 Posts of 2018: #10

Boys Who Boo Books

Top 20 Books of 2018: 5-1

5. Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat [Disney-Hyperion | Grades K-2] Because it has the best page turn of 2018 (see above). -John Click here for additional resources for this book at Watch. Connect. Read. 4. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka [Graphix (Scholastic) | Grades 8 and Up] Because it is […]

2018 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Time is running out to get a gift for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2018 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.

2018 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Tweet of the Year: Reader Reaction to Dear Martin When you catch a student reading at the exact moment that a major event happens in the book…@getnicced #umreads #DearMartin pic.twitter.com/Z7TyhmkZ2D — LibrariBON […]

2018 Geisel Award Predictions

Here we are, here we are – it’s the end of the year and time to start making some predictions. Last year I hit on two of my four Geisel picks – allowing me to puff out my chest out with just enough foolish confidence to give it another go. And if you’re into the […]

Top 20 Books of 2017: 5-1

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Frank Morrison [Amistad | Grades 3-7] Because it contains 176 perfect pages. -John Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. 4. All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson [Dial | Grades 4-7] Because even if your family re-enacts […]