December 12, 2017

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A Mark Twain Picture Book, “Say OH!”, and More | SLJ Day of Dialog 2017

Picture book creators Sean Qualls, Selina Alko, Sydney Smith, Philip Stead, Brendan Wenzel, and Hervé Tullet touched on collaboration, a sense of place, and whimsy during a panel.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

It’s that time again!  Because my day job actually consists of buying adult books, not children’s, I am privy to a whole different slant on how children’s literature is perceived by the wider publishing world.  What assumptions do adult authors make of our profession?  How do books for children affect the cultural conversation?  I don’t […]

NYCSL Conference Showcases New Literacy Initiative and a Thought-Provoking Panel on Diversity

At the recent fall conference for NYC School Librarians, educators learned about the new Read 365 initiative, and a thought-provoking conversation about diversity and the controversy around A Fine Dessert generated buzz.