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Which Books Should Have Won the 2020 New York Times Best Illustrated Awards

I pick the books that should have made the 2020 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book List.

Carrying the Torch: When a Character Continues with New Creators

A look at children’s book characters who have kept on going with different authors and illustrators.

If You Build It, They Will Have Fun: A Picture Book Programming Idea

A programming idea using the ‘If I Built a . . .’ books by Chris Van Dusen

Notes on August 2020

A few of my favorite posts from the past month.

Children’s Literature: Makeover Edition

Old book, new look.

Q: What Do Jeff Kinney, Derrick Barnes, and Oge Mora All Have in Common?

A: They’re all recent guests on The Yarn Podcast.

The Last Book You Want to See . . .

. . . while at the hospital waiting for your child’s COVID-19 test.

A 2021 Newbery/Caldecott Summer Check-In

A look at the 2021 Newbery and Caldecott lists on Goodreads.

Exclusive Excerpt: Chance: Escape from the Holocaust by Uri Shulevitz

An excerpt from CHANCE: ESCAPE FROM THE HOLOCAUST by Uri Shulevitz.

Notes on July 2020

My favorite posts from this past month.

Guest Post: A High Five for Hope by Phil Bildner

It’s rare when I run guest posts on the blog. But this post, by author Phil Bildner, is one I am happy to share.

Come With Me (Yet Again) Down the Picture Book Parody Rabbit Hole

A deep dive into the world of the picture book parody.

A Public Service Announcement from Shel Silverstein and Friends

A Public Service Announcement from Shel Silverstein and Friends

The Goodnight Moon Parody Industrial Complex

When it comes to picture book parodies, there is one source that rules them all . . .

Notes on June 2020

A look back at some of my favorite posts from the month of June.