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Fiction Revelations: How Writing a Book about Witches and Murder Got Me My OCD diagnosis, a guest post by E. Latimer

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THE CAT MAN OF ALEPPO by Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latham, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

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Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

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Books on Film: HOW I MADE IT with Phil Stead

A Nicer Guy You Couldn’t Hope to Meet: Saying Goodbye to Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola

Beth Ferry Q&A on Fox & Rabbit

The Healing Power of Fiction, a guest post by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Book Review: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Report from China from an International School Librarian: Making Sense of School Closures

The Great 2020 Quarantine Book Spine Poem Challenge!

Guest Post: Wrestling with School Library Closures by J. F. Fox

Friday Finds: Special Professional Development Edition

Random House Plugs New Graphic Novels at C2E2

Ancient Wisdom for Trying Times. An Interview with the Duo Behind The Fabled Life of Aesop

Call for Submissions: How Do Books For Our Youngest Readers Inspire Action Towards Equity?

A Roundup of Pandemic Resources for Librarians, Teachers and the Parents That We Serve

Authors and Illustrators at Home

Ghosts of Newbery Past, Present and Future? Welcome to This Year’s 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Virtual Programming During a Pandemic, a guest post by Stacey Shapiro

A New Podcast for Your Children: Story Seeds Is Live!

Guest Post: What We’re Missing: Gems of World Kid Lit #2.

First Look: ‘Jo & Rus’

Book Trailer Premiere: Baby Clown by Kara LaReau and Matthew Cordell

Resource: COVID-19 Comic for Kids

Giving Busytown a Run for Its Money: Ethan Long Gives Us a Heckuva Happy County

Sunday Reflections: The Kids are Not Alright, Alright, Alright

Books and Libraries Can Strengthen the Superpowers of Teens With ADHD, a guest post by Kirsten Lambert

RevoluTeens: Texas Teen De’Andre Arnold Reminds Us All, Teens Need Fans

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Newbery Jump, Caldecott Bump 2020

Dragon Hoops: Gene Luen Yang Gives a Slam Dunk of an Interview

The Dramatic Return of the Best Award in Children’s Books: The Undies Are Back!

Sunday Reflections: Reflecting on My Reflections. On a Sunday, of course.

Press Release Fun: Children’s Books Written by Well-known Authors of Adult Books at the Grolier Club

Book Review: The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer

A Most Beautiful Reveal of The Most Beautiful Thing: Cover Reveal and Interview with Kao Kalia Yang

Cover Reveal: The Campaign by Leila Sales

Writing Whiteness, a guest post by Kate Hattemer

How to Do Just About Everything in 2020

Feminism and Representation in Fables: An Interview and Cover Reveal with Natalie Portman

Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: Talking With Andrew Maraniss About Games of Deception

Sunday Reflections: Dear Adults, Please Stop Talking About How Much You Hate Your Body in Front of My Children

Free Comic Book Day 2020

Book Review: Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle by Robin Stevenson

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In the Newsletter: The Most Important Books of the 2010s

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Press Release Fun: SLJ, MSRI Launch Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards

Watch the 2020 Youth Media Awards LIVE!

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Cover Reveal (and Excerpt!): Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri

The Billie Eilish Readalike Playlist

Book Review: Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden

The Children’s Literature Community Welcomes the New Ambassador

21st Century Oral Storytelling: How PJ Library Connects Kids to Their Heritage via Podcasting

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Book Review: Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington

Group Interview: The Sowing Circle sisterhood

Morning Notes: Back From Hiatus Grab Bag Edition

Newbery/Caldecott 2020: Final Prediction Edition

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Teaching with 2019 Caldecott Winner "Hello Lighthouse"

Innovation Lab Brings Design Thinking to School

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SLJ Launches Youth Media Awards Page

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Elizabeth Acevedo and 'The Poet X' Add Printz, Pura Belpré to Awards Collection

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