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December 30, 2018

KIDLIT PODCAST HOSTS RECOMMEND...   

Grace Lin (@pacylin), award-winning author and podcast host, joins to share the origin of Kidlitwomen* and the Kidlit Women* podcast. There are a small handful of kidlit podcasts I listen to regularly and that continue to c...

December 28, 2018

LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS AND ALLIES RECOMMEND...   

Alex Gino (@lxgino) and Dr. Laura Jimenez (@booktoss) join to share books centering on LGBTQ experiences, issues, and identities. Alex Gino is the author of GEORGE and, most recently, YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! They...

December 21, 2018

AMERICAN INDIANS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FOUNDER AND CYNSATIONS CONTRIBUTOR RECOMMEND...   

Dr. Debbie Reese (@debreese) and Traci Sorell (@tracisorell) join on behalf of AMERICAN INDIANS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE and CYNSATIONS. Dr. Reese writes regularly at AMERI...

December 21, 2018

Keith Negley and I first connected on the podcast a full two years ago (back when it was still called the Let's Get Busy podcast!) when his debut, TOUGH GUYS (HAVE FEELINGS TOO!) was just coming out. Today we're celebrating the upcoming release of MARY WEARS WHAT SHE W...

December 17, 2018

CO-FOUNDERS OF THE BROWN BOOKSHELF RECOMMEND...   

Paula Chase Hyman (@PaulaChase) and Kelly Starling Lyons (@kelstarly) join on behalf of THE BROWN BOOKSHELF to share a collection of "don't miss" books from 2018. THE BROWN BOOKSHELF is a website and collective designed...

December 17, 2018

It's the return of the Sleeper Hits list!

If there's anything consistent about the kidlit community it's that you can bet that social media feeds will be congested with Best of The Year lists from every corner of publishing. These lists break down the best books of the...

December 15, 2018

Today it is my great pleasure to welcome author and friend of the podcast (episode #444) Mitali Perkins and illustrator Sara Palacios to the blog to share a first reveal the cover of their new picture book, BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: a Family Story from the Border....

December 11, 2018

COUNTING BIRDS + FLY WITH ME   

Heidi Stemple (@heidieys) is the author of COUNTING BIRDS: THE IDEA THAT HELPED SAVE OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS. This true story of Frank Chapman, the man who founded the first annual bird count, pays homage to a simple act of shaking up...

December 7, 2018

UNPRESIDENTED: A BIOGRAPHY OF DONALD TRUMP   

Martha Brockenbrough (@mbrockenbrough) is the author of UNPRESIDENTED: A BIOGRAPHY OF DONALD TRUMP, the first biography of our 45th president written for teens. Martha approached her research with a mindset of presentin...

December 6, 2018

Today it is my great pleasure to welcome author illustrator Tina Kügler to the blog to share a first look at the newest installment in her Geisel-honored early reader series, SNAIL AND WORM ALL DAY. 

I invited Tina to finish my sentences. After reading her res...

December 4, 2018

MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP   

Alice Faye Duncan (@AliceFayeDuncan) is an author and poet, and she's also a school librarian. Alice brings two new picture books to the show. The first is called MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP: THE SANITATION STRIKE OF...

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