This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:


Breastfeeding is rarely seen in children’s books – it’s time to rewrite attitudes

Donna Erickson: 8 ways to engage kids when reading picture books

Emily Mortimer Cast in Mary Poppins Returns Movie

‘Fantastic Beasts’ soundtrack will make you say ‘Yes, this is the sound of magic’

For National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, these books teach important lessons in empathy:

Got a reluctant reader? Try poetry, says author Kwame Alexander:

How the Berenstain Bears Found Salvation

It’s the – what is your hope for girls around the world? Graphic via

Love mysteries? Check out this book list featuring whodunits that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat!

The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) – Pottermore

New Picture Books Create Strange but Believable Worlds

Take a trip with children’s book author/illustrator Brian Floca at the NCCIL

Why I’m Reading GEORGE to My Kids

Wonderful interview ! Here’s our earlier interview with the inimitable here



Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments

“Kansas City Libraries Defend Free Speech in Face of Arrests, Resignations”

Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness Program Extended for Another Week

Girls Are Not Property:


5 Queer Asian YA Books

5 YA Reads Perfect for Autumn

10 Honest Books About Bullying for Teenagers | Brightly

100 Must-Read YA Books With Little or No Romance:

‘Crooked Kingdom’ author Leigh Bardugo talks YA novels, magic, bookstores and teen Wonder Woman

It’s Just Us: The Need For More Trans Stories

Surefire YA Scares: 13 of the Best Teen Horror Books | Brightly

Is That Wise Pig? by Jan Thomas


Is That Wise Pig? by Jan Thomas (InfoSoup)

Cow, Pig and Mouse are all making soup together. Mouse adds one onion, Cow adds two cabbages, but Pig tries to add three umbrellas! The other two ask Pig if that is wise. Then Mouse adds four tomatoes, Cow adds five potatoes, and Pig tries to add six galoshes. Is that wise? More ingredients go in and Pig even adds nine carrots! Then Pig reveals that she asked ten friends to join them, something that probably was not wise. Suddenly Pig’s galoshes and umbrellas make a lot of sense as the soup flies!

As always, Thomas completely understands the farcical humor that toddlers adore. Children will be so engaged in laughing at Pig’s ingredients that they won’t see the ending coming until the reveal. There is also a counting component to the book that is subtly done and the book feels much more like a story than one teaching numbers. Thomas’ illustrations will work well with a crowd, projecting easily even to those in the back thanks to their strong black lines and simple colors.

Expect lots of requests for seconds of this silly book. Appropriate for ages 2-4.

Reviewed from copy received from Beach Lane Books.