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Top 10 Posts of 2015: #6

Rabbit

GOODNIGHT, SOON: The (Questionable) Ethics of a Bestselling Bedtime Book

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #7

Clifford

The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #8

Obama Story Time

What’s Your Storytime FAIL?

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #9

Top 10 Piles

The Top 10 Piles of Books at My House

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #10

Horse

Dismounting the High Horse: My Child Loves a Book I Don’t

More Yarn! Matt Tavares: Growing Up Pedro Unravelled

Yarn Matt Tavares

We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with author/illustrator Matt Tavares talking about his book Growing Up Pedro. To celebrate the new episode, we’re giving away a signed copy of Growing Up Pedro. Click here […]

Coming Soon: Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 of 2015

Full-on reflection mode over here. Starting next week and continuing over the holidays, I’ll be counting down my most popular posts from the past year, from number ten to number one. See you then.

14 Books I Loved (But Didn’t Review) in 2015

Waddle Waddle

Well this will be easy. There’s a whole bunch of books that, for a variety of reasons (most relating to sleep and food), I didn’t talk about on this blog. Again I will state my annual pledge: I’ll try to do better next year. What follows are some of the 2015 books that I read and […]

2016 Mock Caldecott Results!

My Pen Mock Caldecott 2016

9 Books. Over 500 K-4th grade student votes. The winners of our 2016 Mock Caldecott are…

More Yarn! Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies Unravelled

Yarn Logo - 11

We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. A brand-new episode is up with Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies. To celebrate the new episode, we’re giving away a signed copy of The Jumbies. Click here to enter. Subscribe to The Yarn […]

Book for Kids? OR…

Riendship

…ad for cigs?

2016 Caldecott Medal Predictions

Caldecott Predictions

Let’s see, last year, I went 1 for 4. I’ll take it, I’ll take it – but I’m not puffing my chest out unless I can name two or more, so let’s see how I do this time around. Here’s hoping you see me on the afternoon of January 11 with a serious case of […]

Books on Film: Watch the Trailer for The BFG

BFG

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic arrives in theaters on July 1st, 2016

2016 Geisel Award Predictions

Geisel

I’ve never officially tried to predict which books will win Geisel awards. This must change! Embrace new things, Travis! Remember tomatoes? You like those now! Okay, that pep talk worked. With a mix of “I think this will win”, and “I hope this will win”, here are my picks for 2016 Geisel greatness. GEISEL MEDAL […]

2015 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

Misc. 2015

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Doppelgängers of the Year: Momo (from My Cousin Momo) and Richie Tenenbaum (from The Royal Tenenbaums) The resmeblance is striking. Bjorn Borg approves. Hottest Angel: Marcus Marvel from The Marvels The tousled […]