Does a protagonist have to grab your attention to make you care? Jack Cheng reflects on the kids and characters that are a little more introverted.
“Make no more clouds. I have drawn the rainbow here.” Attend the tale of Bea Wolf, and a better comic for kids you're unlikely to find anywhere.
Innovative library outreach can take all kinds of forms. Today we talk with the creators of Wimee, and discuss how libraries and outside innovators can work together in all new ways.
Interested in studying in one of the finest children's literature libraries in the nation? Now's your chance!
If you think the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s, and Brooklyn at that same time makes for an awkward tri-narrative, you are wrong. And if you also think that it would be highly difficult to weave three such perspectives together, there you are correct, but it can be done. The Lost Year proves as much.
Poetry and friendship. Family and legacy. The story behind the collaboration of Jerry Pinkney, Nikki Grimes, Brian Pinkney, and Charnelle Pinkney may be one of the finest you read all year.
One of my favorite parts of this job is talking to picture book creators about their art. But you know what's even better than that? Talking to picture book creators about other picture book creators.
Committees, I do not envy you your job this year. We just have too many award-worthy books. Someone needs to speak to management about this.
It seemed only fitting to me that since last week's podcast episode dealt so directly with the beginnings of life, why not focus on the end this time around?