Pura Belpré Awards 2020

Pura Belpré was the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.  The Pura Belpré awards were created in 1996 to honor her legacy […]

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Newbery Awards 2020

The John Newbery Medal is the big one.  It is given out to the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature each year.  The medal winner […]

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Caldecott Awards 2020

This week was a big week in children’s literature! The annual Youth Media Awards given out by the American Library Association were announced! All through […]

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Favorite Picture Books of 2019

2019 has been a great year for picture books – interactive high-five competitions, wordless science fiction, celebrations of food and history, sports, silly animals—it was […]

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Fall “To Be Read” Pile

Confession – my “to be read” (TBR) pile is very long. I currently have 20 books checked out and 15 on hold. And that doesn’t […]

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Girls in Mid Grade

The transition for young readers from learning to read to reading to learn can be intimidating.  For most kids it can look like a big […]

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Youth Media Awards 2019

Every year librarians and other professionals gather at the ALA Midwinter Conference to celebrate the best of the best in children’s literature. Other stuff happens […]

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