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2020 Books by Caldecott Winners

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

School Librarian Saturday: Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum

A closer look at the digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Media.

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#18)

Can you name these books by their LEGO-fied book covers?

‘It was like a silent comedy’ Chris Haughton on the making of DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB

I talk with Chris Haughton about making picture books, and reveal the trailer for his latest, DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB.

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. . […]

2020 Books from Newbery Winners

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

Newbery Jump, Caldecott Bump 2020

It’s been a few weeks since the Newbery and Caldecott medals were handed out. Why don’t we take a look to see how the winners are faring on the New York Times Bestseller list?

The Dramatic Return of the Best Award in Children’s Books: The Undies Are Back!

You thought this was over?! No, no, no. The Undies Case Cover Awards are making a triumphant return in 2020. Carter Higgins and I are getting the band back together to highlight the best case covers of the year. What is a case cover? This is a case cover: And we want to award the cream […]

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#104)

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

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.

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.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#103)

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

How to Do Just About Everything in 2020

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