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Feeling Empowered and Voting for the First Time, by Teen Contributor Morgan Randall

“It’s a Good Book and I Love the Message, but…”: how “didactic content” can impact the Newbery Medal

Review of the Day: The Talk, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Review of the Day: The Talk, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

This Week’s Comics: Welcome to History

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #314

Book Review: Real Talk About Sex and Consent: What Every Teen Needs To Know by Cheryl M Bradshaw

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Partnership Helps NY School District Meet Staff Mental Health Needs During Pandemic

Opportunities: Book-Related Grants and a STEM Contest that Tackles Community Issues | News Bites

Books To Blow Your Mind | Pondering Printz

Virtual Events Calendar | R.L. Stine, A Free Halloween Cook-Along for Kids and Other Seasonal Delights

New Keynote Announced: Black Lives Matter CoFounder Patrisse Cullors in Conversation at SLJ Summit

Naxos MusicBox | Reference Database Review

Being Observant with Being Frog

On Taking My Teen to Vote for the Very First Time

First Time Voting, by Teen Contributor Riley Jensen

Can You Win A Newbery in 32 Pages or Less?: How picture books might fare in the race for the Medal

The 2020 Poop Report

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

REALM Project Reveals Coronavirus Detected on Leather and Synthetic Leather After Eight Days

Redefining the American Child with Grace Lin

Review: ‘Becoming Brianna’

Friday Finds: October 16, 2020

A Graphic Novel Repeat? Could SNAPDRAGON become the second consecutive Newbery winner in this popular format?

Twig and Turtle 2: Toy Store Trouble


Bear Meets Bear


Claris: Holiday Heist: The Chicest Mouse in Paris


Amazing Animal Earth


He Must Like You


And the People Stayed Home

Ten Steps to Flying Like a Superhero

The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety!


Katherine Johnson

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#128)


Curse of the Divine


Off Track

Cave Paintings

The Battle of the Picture Book Barcodes!

Book Review: You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley

Lone Wolves Update: How Many Caldecott Winners Have One Creator?

In Which the Blogger Conducts an Interview with a MacArthur Fellow (Hint: It’s Jackie Woodson!)

In Which the Blogger Conducts an Interview with a MacArthur Fellow (Hint: It’s Jackie Woodson!)

Take 5: Creepy(ish) Teen Reads for the Month of October (and always)

Morgan’s Mumbles: Taking Mental Breaks, by Teen Contributor Morgan Randall

Newbery-ish: Do expectations limit the scope of a search for the most distinguished children’s book?

Andreao and Elliotto Present Sharko and Hippo: A Comic Interview

Andreao and Elliotto Presento Sharko and Hippo: A Comic Interview

Virtual Preschool: Make the Most of Remote Class Visits and Programming | First Steps

Librarianship in 2020: Year of the Go-Getter

Review: Dungeon Critters

On Writing Black Sidekicks and Fleshing Out Supporting Characters, a guest post by Ben Philippe

An Examination of the Troubled Teen Industry, Thirteen Years in the Making, a guest post by Jessie Ann Foley

Nominate Your Favorites for the Undies Awards!

Spread a Little Sunshine: A Classic Returns and an Interview with Barbara Bemelmans

Gail Jarrow Discusses Her Latest Book, Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and Disease

Addressing a Needed Element in Events, SLJ Summit 2020 Will Enable Attendees To Gather and Advance Ideas in Guided Conversations

Celebrating Kindness with When We are Kind

Preview: Betty and Veronica Best Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #285

This Week’s Comics: Creepy Neighbor

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

Guest Blogger Post: KENT STATE

Dyslexia Awareness Month: What Makes a Book Dyslexia Friendly?

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Special Guest Christian McKay Heidicker and The Spooky Old Tree by the Berenstains

The Power of Story: Recognizing Prejudice

Helping Educators Develop Engaged Citizens in the Classroom


Break Means Break Not Work: A Treatise Against Homework Over School Breaks, By Teen Contributor Riley Jensen

October Nominations Total

Children's Publishing Remembers David Gale, Editor Who Championed LGBTQ Literature

Friday Finds: October 9, 2020

Preview: Just Beyond: Welcome to Beast Island



Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria


Miss Meteor


Greta Thunberg: Climate Activist

Giveaway: THE VERY LAST CASTLE is Two!


The Whitsun Daughters


The Haunted Mansion: Frights of Fancy

One Time

Considering 'The Catcher in the Rye' | Challenging the Classics


Book Review: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#22)

Are You There, God? It’s Me, a Historical Novel. Margaret Turns 50

How Native Writers Talk Story: Honoring Authentic Voices in Books for Young People

Native Perspectives: Books by, for, and about Indigenous People | Great Books

Navigating the Classics: Two High School Educators Explore Criteria for Inclusion or Replacement

Writing for the Least Boring People She Knows: Annie Barrows Talks Iggy

Cindy Crushes Programming: Three Make and Take Programs for Teens, by teen librarian Cindy Shutts

Review: ‘Class Act’

Family Dynamics, New Friendships, and Political Intrigue: Distinguished Plots

Books on Film: The National Book Festival Motherlode

Muslim Representation in Picture Books


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