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Review: ‘Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer’

New Books Alert: Book set in Nigeria, a prep school, a prison, a performing arts school, the world of K-pop, and more!

Review: Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

Why Does He Draw Like He’s Running Out of Time? R. Sikoryak Discusses Constitution Illustrated

Have Some Doodles, by Teen Contributor Riley Jensen

Book Review: The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg

This Week’s Comics: Friendships in Disguise

August Suggestions

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Chato and the Party Animals by Gary Soto, ill. Susan Guevara

Review: ‘Unrig: The Broken Systems of U.S. Democracy and How to Fix Them’

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#120)

Saying Goodbye to Bank Street Bookstore

Book Buzz: Buzzy Buzzing 2021 Buzz

Post-It Note Reviews: Graphic novels and memoirs, a middle grade about racism and friendship, and a beautiful YA about drag and identity

Notes on July 2020

Excellent Black Lives Matter Picture Book Bios (Some Pre-BLM)

Jeff Kinney Visits The Yarn

RevolTeens: Helping Teens Through Revolting Times, by Christine Lively

Morgan’s Mumbles: Healthy Habits, by teen contributor Morgan Randall

Review: ‘Kerry and the Knight of the Forest’

Review of the Day: A Cat Story by Ursula Murray Husted

A couple of new remote teaching tricks

The Beautiful Agony of a Slow Burn, a guest post by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Closer than Sisters: a guest post by author Sasha Laurens

How to Get Out of Handcuffs and Other Things You Need to Know to Write a Mystery Thriller: The Murder Teen Interviews YA Author April Henry

This Week’s Comics: Sports Action at Ellsmere

Streaming Children’s Lit: Recent Series Based on Kid’s Books

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

Camp Candlewick: Get to Know Ghetto Cowboy

Guest Post: A High Five for Hope by Phil Bildner

Two Birds on a Line: An Interview with James Bird and His New Book, The Brave

Friday Finds: July 24, 2020

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#119)

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Naomi Klein Writes a Book for Kids

Review: ‘Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hope’

Book Review: Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu

Review of the Day: A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese

What is Bookshop?

Morgan’s Mumbles: Game Recommendations, by teen contributor Morgan Randall

Come With Me (Yet Again) Down the Picture Book Parody Rabbit Hole

Video Premiere: The Making of Nerp

This Week’s Comics: Invincible Space Bear

‘You wrote an action-thriller?’ a guest post by Tiffany Rosenhan

A Banjo as a Bridge, a guest post by Erica Waters

Prance Through Your Days Like Randy the Badly Drawn Horse: A Q&A with T.L McBeth

Exclusive: First Look at ‘Encyclopedia Lumberjanica’

Murder Books, by teen contributor Riley Jensen

A Great Big List of MG and YA Collection Development Resources

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Celebrating 9 Years of TLT! (in a global pandemic)

Friday Finds: July 17, 2020

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#118)

Cover Reveal & Interview – Leah Henderson’s We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History

Cover Reveal & Interview – Leah Henderson’s Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History

Review: ‘History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire’

How Writing Jennifer Strange (Quite Literally) Saved my Life, a guest post by Cat Scully

Review of the Day: See the Cat by David LaRochelle, ill. Mike Wohnoutka

Review: ‘The Black Mage’

Cindy Crushes Programming: Virtual Programming Failures, Tech Issues and Tips, by Cindy Shutts

Book Reviews, Thrillers Edition: Little Creeping Things and Nobody Knows But You

Morgan’s Mumbles: Sustainable and Ethical Switches by teen contributor Morgan Randall

Review: Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

Newbery/Caldecott 2021: Summer Prediction Edition

AASL resources to address the challenges (and expressing your professional voice in reopening)

Book Review: He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Book Cover Reveal: Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana

Book Cover Reveal: Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Frog and Toad Were More Than Friends: A Guest Post by Kyle Lukoff

AASL resources to address the challenges

This Week’s Comics: Asterix Destroyer of Donuts

Tween and Teen Crafts: No-Cook Playdough with Robin Willis and Scout Jensen

Here! Have Some Anime, by teen contributor Riley Jensen

Newbery Suggestions: 61 Books to Consider

A Public Service Announcement from Shel Silverstein and Friends

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese

Sunday Reflections: They’re Sacrificing Our Poorest Children, Same as it Ever Was

National History Day: Now virtual and gloriously open

Friday Finds: July 10, 2020

Monthly mini-reviews: ‘Donut The Destroyer’, ‘When Stars Are Scattered’ and more

Exclusive Booke Trailere Premiere: Agent Moose

Review of the Day: Rescuing the Declaration of Independence by Anna Crowley Redding, ill. Edwin Fotheringham

For Teens Making a Difference: A Twist on Gun Violence By Alex Richards

Watch the Trailer for The One and Only Ivan

Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Morgan’s Mumbles: YA is Great, but it Isn’t the Only Game in Town

The Goodnight Moon Parody Industrial Complex

Meet the Newest Niblings!

Books on Film: A Book Domino World Record

Amber and Clay: A Laura Amy Schlitz Cover Reveal

Writing Your (Hidden) Self, a guest post by Jessica Pennington

This Week’s Comics: Recycled Doodles

Call for Newbery Suggestions from the First Half of 2020

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, ill. Patrick Benson

A Tween’s Eye View on Graphic Novels: Click, Camp, The Breakaways, Snapdragon and Be Prepared

Riley’s Post It Note Reviews: Bent Heavens, Harrow Lake and Five Total Strangers

Review: ‘Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure’

Helping to Normalize Wearing Masks with Tweens and Teens During a Global Pandemic, with fun programming ideas!

Review: The ‘Peter & Ernesto’ Series

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#117)