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April 30, 2019

CRAB CAKE  

Andrea Tsurumi (@AndreaTsurumi) shares CRAB CAKE, a picture book about a cake-baking crab who does its thing among the ocean fauna, baking confections for all of the neighborhood animals. But crab's world is turned upside down when a garbage barge spill...

April 29, 2019

Oh my word there are SO MANY excellent books coming out! What an excellent time to be a reader.

Today I'm excited to welcome Marcie Colleen to the blog! Marcie is the author of the SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS series, along with LOVE, TRIANGLE (illustrated by Bob Shea) and P...

April 27, 2019

ROLLER GIRL (audiobook) 

Victoria Jamieson (@JamiesonV), Newbery honor-winning cartoonist of ROLLER GIRL is joined by audio producers Kelly Gildea (@gildeak) and Julianna Wilson (@JuliannaNWilson) to share the process of adapting a graphic novel for the audiobook format...

April 23, 2019

GONDRA'S TREASURE 

Linda Sue Park (@LindaSuePark), Newbery Medal-winning author of A SINGLE SHARD shares her new picture book, GONDRA’S TREASURE. The story centers on a dragon whose mom’s family comes from the West and while dad’s family comes from the East. Gondra, lik...

April 22, 2019

The children's activity calendar I created for Upstart for the month of May is now available online for FREE. Share with teachers, parents, and anyone else in your life that works with children or is looking for fun ideas for bringing joy and wonder to the every day.

He...

April 19, 2019

HANDS UP! 

Breanna J. McDaniel (@readwellbewell) shares HANDS UP!, new picture book reframes the emotionally charged phrase by following a child throughout her morning, her family time, and her time in the community. There is intergenerational support illustrated throug...

April 18, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: Demystifying the Hijab

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April 18, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: The Artifacts Tell the St...

April 18, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: The Wall in the Middle of...

April 18, 2019

Meet Kidlit These Days, a new podcast from Book Riot hosted by Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and me!

We're your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. New episodes...

April 16, 2019

AS THE CROW FLIES 

Melanie Gillman shares AS THE CROW FLIES, a graphic novel following a group of queer teens who meet while stuck on a week-long Christian youth camp backpacking trip. AS THE CROW FLIES is a full-color, hand drawn webcomic that was published as a print...

April 9, 2019

SHUBH RAATRI DOST/GOOD NIGHT FRIEND 

Nidhi Chanani (@nidhiart) shares SHUBH RAATRI DOST/GOOD NIGHT FRIEND, a new board book in which two children say goodnight in both Hindi and English to all of the animals in their Indian farm home. There’s an intimacy to sharing this...

April 2, 2019

BABYMOON 

Hayley Barrett (@hayleybwrites) and Juana Martinez-Neal (@juanamartinez) are the author and the illustrator of BABYMOON, a new picture book about that period just after a baby is born, when time is intentionally set aside for a new family to rest and to fall i...

April 1, 2019

...IS THERE A MESSAGE I CAN BRING TO THEM FROM YOU?

A number of you have asked about plans to celebrate the 500th episode and, the truth is, you’re all part of the plan. I end every episode of the show by asking guests, “I’ll see a library full of children tomorrow morn...

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