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Exclusive Cover Reveal: THIS IS A SCHOOL by John Schu and Veronica Miller Jamison

A first look at the cover of THIS IS A SCHOOL, by John Schumacher and Veronica Miller Jamison

Predictions! NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books 2021

I attempt to predict the books that will end up on the 2021 New York Times Best Illustrated list.

The Story of Amos McGee with Erin and Philip Stead

The Caldecott Medal-winning duo are on the latest episode of The Yarn podcast.

Fifteen Dollars: A Wholesome Library Story

A true story of $15 lost and found in a library book

Giveaway: CIRCLE UNDER BERRY by Carter Higgins

I’m giving away three copies of CIRCLE UNDER BERRY by Carter Higgins.

How We Celebrate Dot Day in Our K-3 School Library

Dot Day is coming. Here’s how we celebrate.

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#152)

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

Endangered Series #21: Dear Dumb Diary

Should it stay, or should it go?

What do Sara Pennypacker and Pernille Ripp Have in Common?

Some recent podcast episodes for you.

Gallery: Some of the Posters in Our School Library

A photographic tour of some of my favorite posters in our K-3 school library.

Your 2021 Labor Day Weekend ‘Do Not Read’ List

This Labor Day weekend, try not to read about labor.

It’s Not About What You Think It’s About: Blow People’s Minds with Your Next Keynote Speech

A foolproof technique for making your keynote speech amazingly forgettable.

Notes on August 2021

Three of my favorite posts from the past month.

Get a Load of the World’s 10 Most Valuable Children’s Books

Looking at the most valuable children’s books according to AbeBooks.

Books on Film: If Children’s Books Were About Moms

I think the Oh the Places You’ll Go parody is my favorite.