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Today, these are not the books I necessarily want to win (though, happily, that Venn Diagram does intersect pretty regularly) but rather the ones that I believe will win. Vive la difference.
In his latest book Kwame Alexander tackles the subject of slavery head on, providing a template not just for teachers, but for any adult wishing to give the kids of today a better grasp on material that so many have worked so hard to avoid for all these years.
We've an annual tradition here at Fuse 8 n' Kate where I present Kate three potential winners and she considers which ones have the best chance. This year Kate feels that there is one clear cut winner . . . and a book that can only be called a complete and utter loser in comparison.
When you were a child, what food or drink sounded delicious in a book, but wildly disappointed you when you tried it? We count down the Top 10 contenders (as well as some Honorable Mentions).
Join me for a live pre-show discussion of the Newbery and Caldecott contenders before they're announced on Monday, January 30th!
Folks, I don’t particularly care to sound like a broken record so I’ll just say this: If you would like to read a story you’ve never read before, one that flies by the light of an internal logic so straight and true that you never doubt for a moment that this is a real world, Unraveller is your next read.
It was a storytime staple for me back when I was a children's librarian. But how has this 1988 picture book stood up over the intervening years?
My Strange Shrinking Parents is entirely its own creation, standing on its own two feet, with its own internal logic and rules. It is, in fact, one of the best takes on the experiences of children of immigrant parents I’ve ever seen in a picture book form. It stands, as I say, tall.
Is blogging dead? If so, where does that leave the children's literature bloggers that remain? I consider the future and realize that blogging, however diminished, continues to fill a vital need.
Today we speak with noted children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus about his latest informational title for kids about the man Kirkus called, "our presidential G.O.A.T."