This season’s crop of back-to-school picture books will encourage and hearten newbies as well as returning students to the hallowed halls of our institutions of learning.
A parent objects when a first grader shares “Captain Underpants”; contending with parents who say their children are gifted.
Sharon Grover and Liz Hannegan consider whether listening to challenged books is a different experience than consuming in print
With Ghosts, the story of two sisters who move to a town where ghosts and the dead are seen in a different light, Raina Telgemeier tackles themes of death and illness.
With Groundwood Books’s Bologna win, the Canadian publishing industry’s reputation for quality and diversity is getting tough to beat.
The latest from Nicola Yoon; Dan Santat’s newest early reader, part of Mo Willems’s “Elephant and Piggie Like Reading” series; and the DVD version of Finding Winnie.
Librarian and first-time author Rita Meade discusses creativity, the importance of taking risks, and how libraries can foster a sense of adventure.
Works by Gene Luen Yang, Dan Santat, Nidhi Chanani, and others reveal the commonality of experience among Americans who have immigrant parents.
The Every Student Succeeds Act is all about implementation now, and it’s critical that media specialists have a place at the table.
Yuyi Morales’s stunning follow-up to Niño Wrestles the World; a darkly humorous, gut-wrenching YA read from Aaron Starmer; Calpurnia Tate in chapter book format.
From a picture-book presidential election to a course in cleaning up digital footprints, designer garment upcycling, and TOEFL test prep, these initiatives pack a powerful impact.
Bilingual adventures for Spanish and Cree readers; two new outings with Katie Woo; a Stone Age puppy tale.
Sadie Robertson and Cindy Coloma Get Real; Ocean’s 11 for the YA set; and Caribbean myth and legend.
A new selection for “Wimpy Kid” fans; adventure on the high seas; and historical fiction set in czarist Russia.