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Years ago the author Claude Ponti wrote two short pieces. One was from the perspective of his maniacal chicken Blaze. The other from his greatest nemesis. Now both, translated by Lara Vergnaud, are on display for you today. Enjoy!
Today retired reading instructor Kevin Purdy gets serious about joke books. Where can you find them? Why are they important? And what do you look for in a good one?
Read the letter penned by a coalition of more than 250 influential educators and librarians. They're asking the New York Times to add three children’s nonfiction bestseller lists to complement the existing lists that focus on juvenile fiction
Melissa Stewart was kind enough to answer my questions about her book 5 Kinds of Nonfiction last week. Now she returns with Cynthia Levinson, and Jennifer Swanson to discuss a recent news article that had some real gaps.
In today's guest post, NoNieqa Ramos asked friends and family from within and without the kid lit community to share their hair stories and tips with her. You will love what she received.
Elizabeth Eulberg guest posts and shares a VERY 1989 Spotify playlist to accompay her latest book THE BEST WORST SUMMER.
Summer Reading seems far away now. Why not shake things up with a Winter Reading program instead? Four students conjured up a program for you, and are allowing me to post it today. Take a gander and get some ideas!
"While I don’t want queerness to always be relegated to the shadows, overhead lighting doesn’t do anyone any favors, either." Kyle Lukoff tells us tales of Frogs and Toads, secret rooms, and the longstanding tradition of queer values in children's literature.
What perpetuates the White Default in children's book reviews? Linda Sue Park examines what it means when review journals say they'll only mention ethnicity, "when race is a factor" in a title.
Edi Campbell breaks down the beauty and necessity of The Talk, edited by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson.