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Read Rec Rachel: My Most Recommended Library Titles

“Complex social dynamics exist in the simplest of conflicts.” A Kyle Lukoff Interview on Sorry You Got Mad

UnOrdinary | Review

Reading is Magic, Pass it on! A guest post by PJ Gardner

What’s Selling? The Bestselling Children’s Books of the Week

Publisher Spotlight Preview: Fall/Winter 2024 – Helvetiq, Inhabit Media, & Kube

Melowy 3-in-1, Vol. 2 Cover Reveal | News

Dare I Say . . . Back to School Books?

Living In Between, a guest post by Kara H. L. Chen

Book Review: Grow Up, Luchy Zapata

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“Like insects crawling under rocks, ideas are everywhere”. Henrique Moreira and Grant Snider in Conversation

A Conversation with Nidhi Chanani, by Angela Frederick

Warriors: The Prophecies Begin | This Week’s Comics

Growing Up Too Fast: Parentification and Triangulation in The Truth About Triangles, a guest post by Michael Leali

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #326 | Preview

Take Five: 2019 Middle Grade Recs

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#55)

Review of the Day: Beware the Dragon and the Nozzlewock by Vikram Madan

Fracturing a Fairy Tale, a guest post by Caroline Carlson, the author of WICKED MARIGOLD

Why There Should Be a Middle Grade Section in Your Library, a guest post by Librarian Jennifer Rummel

Fracturing a Fairy Tale, a guest post by Caroline Carlson

My Life Became A Middle Grade Novel, a guest post by Amie Specht as told to Shannon Hitchcock

Aliens, Aliens, and More Aliens: An Extraterrestrial Zoo Cover Reveal and Q&A with Samantha van Leer

Link Du Jour: 2025 Spring Previews (And a JUST ONE WAVE Sneak Peek)

Cindy Crushes Programming: Tips for Hosting a Con, or things I’ve learned from Comicopolis, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Julie and the Blue Guitar: American Girl Mysteries Across Time | Review

Lerner Publishing Group Showcase Fall 2024

Making Good Trouble with a Middle School Book Club, a guest post by Tanvi Rastogi

Now on The Yarn: Our 2024 Newbery Honor Winners

Just Like Mona Lisa, vol 1 | Review

Mind the Middle Project: Social Media, Peer Pressure, and the Relentlessness of the Information Age, a guest post by Melanie Conklin

Exclusive Cover Reveal: HIS FAIRYTALE LIFE: A BOOK ABOUT HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jane Yolen and Brooke Boynton-Hughes

The 2025 Graphic Novel You’re Gonna Want to Know About: A Q&A and Cover Reveal for Ursula Murray Husted’s BOTTICELLI’S APPRENTICE

The Yarn LIVE with the 2024 Newbery Honor Winners! (Part I)

Afro Unicorn | This Week’s Comics

In Defense of the Fluffy Book, a guest post by G. F. Miller

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora, ill. Raúl Colón

Exclusive First Look at Garfield #1 | Preview

Games and Puzzles as Storytelling Tools, a guest post by Deva Fagan and Jenn Reese

Take Five: 2018 Middle Grade Recs

Review of the Day: Mid Air by Alicia D. Williams

Goblin: The Wolf and the Well | Preview

DIY: Making a Pick Pad Three Ways – a comparison

Guess Who Themed Teen Fiction RA (with thanks to Melissa Corey)

An Anti Book Banning Statistic I Want to Put on a T-shirt

Review AND Interview of the Day: Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo

Read Rec Rachel: July 2024 New Releases

Let’s Talk About the Most Ignored Group in Youth Fiction: 12-15 year-olds, a guest post by author L. M. Elliott

Manga Biographies Line Debuts With Charles M. Schulz

Book Review: The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman by Gennifer Choldenko

Cover Reveal Q&A: A BOOK OF MAPS FOR YOU by Lourdes Heuer and Maxwell Eaton III

Publisher Spotlight Preview: Fall/Winter 2024 – Berbay, Child’s Play & Cicada, Difference Engine, Ablaze, and Floris

How to Host an Excellent School Visit (Tips for Virtual and In-Person), a guest post by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Instagramming ALA 2024 (Part II)

Q&A and Cover Reveal: Seven by Sandra Nickel

New Adventures of Encanto | This Week’s Comics

It’s the Librarian’s Fault! How the public library violently made me fall in love with reading and become a writer, a guest post by Hemant Nayak

Instagramming ALA 2024 (Part I)

Our Mid-Year Mock-Newbery Book List: 49 Possible Contenders

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Who’s Got the Apple? by Jan Lööf, translated by Ole Risom & Linda Hayward, Featuring Special Guest Star Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

Cindy Crushes Programming: Red Panda Stuffed Animal

Take Five: 2017 Middle Grade Recs

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#205)

A Levine Querido Publisher Preview (Fall 2024)

Right Now on The Yarn Podcast: Dan Gutman

On Coming Out (or Not) in Queer Middle Grade, by author Sarah Kapit

Tentacles and a Mullet: A Saki Tanaka Interview About the Ethereal BETWEEN WORDS

Recent Graphic Novel Deals, Late June 2024 | News

Fiction’s Illuminative Power, a guest post by Kashmira Sheth

The 2024 Poop Report

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong, ill. Margaret Chodos-Irvine

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Seeking Mock-Newbery Contenders: Heavy Medal’s July Suggestions Period is Now Open

On The Balance of Life, Love, and Chronic Illness, a guest post by Marissa Eller


Just Another Story | Review

Your Ideal Reader is At the Library, a guest post by I A M Watson

Take Five: New Middle Grade Books in June

Celebrating 100 My Weird School Books with Dan Gutman

New Telgemeier / McCloud Title Coming Next Year | News

Why Isabel Is Invisible, a guest post by Sally J. Pla

Post-It Note Reviews: Quick looks at new books!

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#54)

The Perfect Conduit for Stories: Amy Hest & Erin Stead Discuss Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing

Barda | Review

THE END is just the BEGINNING, a guest post by Hamish Steele

Disinformation is the Common Thread, a guest post by Seema Yasmin

ALA 2024:Signing Books That Aren’t Even Out Yet

From Grumpiness to Love: An Emma Full of Wonders Interview with Elisha Cooper

Letting Children and Characters Grow Up, a guest post by Sean Ferrell

Book Review: Crushing It by Erin Becker

Now on The Yarn Podcast: Abby Cooper

Publisher Preview: Transit Children’s Editions (Fall 2024)

Pale Queen | This Week’s Comics

Book Mail: June Edition

Science and Fiction: The Lab as a Portal to Other Worlds, a guest post by Karen Bao, Ph.D.

‘This Book’ Books 2024


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