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2020 Books by Printz Winners

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

2020 Books by Pura Belpré Winners

What are past winners of Pura Belpré author and illustrator awards doing this year? Putting out a bunch of good-looking books. Let’s have a look . . .

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.

2020 Books from Newbery Winners

I foraged all the 2020 books from past Newbery Medal and Honor winners I could find.

More to Note: More Spring 2020 Books I’m Looking Forward To

More Spring 2020 books I’m looking forward to.

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2020

Spring 2020 is full of great-looking books – here are 10 that jumped out to me.

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2019-20

I’ve been doing these seasonal previews for a while now, but today is something new: a 10 to Note that is 100% graphic novels. As I browsed through 1,289 titles (I’m counting), upcoming comics kept catching my eye. So sorry picture books, chapter books, middle grade and everything else, this one is for the GN […]

10 to Note: Fall Preview 2019

The premise is simple: one season, ten books.

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2019

I scoured publisher catalogs (can I borrow your Visine?) and I’m here to share 10 spring books that I’m excited about. Picture Books I Love My Colorful Nails by Alicia Acosta and Luis Amavisca, illustrated by Gusti April 2 | NubeOcho | Grades K-2 This one’s for all the boys who like to paint their nails. […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2019

New Year, new books. Here are 10 that I’m excited about this season. So excited, in fact, that I included 11 books instead of 10. Picture Books The Lost Book by Margarita Surnaite Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster) | February 5 | Grades K-2 A rabbit finds a book that sends him on […]

10 to Note: Fall Preview 2018

I flagged 142 books coming out in September, October, and November that looked good, then let them battle it out until only ten remained. It’s time to see what came out on top. (And if you’re into fall previews, be sure to check out Alternative Anticipated Children’s Books of Fall 2018 over at A Fuse […]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2018

What follows are ten books coming out in June, July, and August that have me interested. REAL interested. Picture Books Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost June 5 | Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) | Grades K-2 We’ve all seen those cool microscope photos that turn everyday items into alien worlds. […]

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2018

Lot of good-looking books coming out here in the next three months. Here are ten that caught my eye. Picture Books The Town of Turtle by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Catia Chien HMH | April 10 | Grades K-2 Funny and sweet. That’s what I’m expecting with this story about a lonely turtle who ends up […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2018

After scouring publisher catalogs while hopped up on LaCroix and trail mix, I am here with ten books coming in December, January, and February that I am looking forward to. To which I am looking forward? That to forward am I looking? Whatever grammar rules I am flaunting, don’t let that distract from the books. […]