Kids Indie Next List – Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List has been released. It features books for children and teens that are recommendations from independent booksellers. You can click through for all of the lists. Here are the Top 10 books:

If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Loren Long

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, illustrated by Monica Armino

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:



During #LatinoBooksMonth we’re celebrating Latino authors, illustrators and books that highlight Latino culture and Latin-American identity! Check out a full range of titles here:

Hate Reading? Do It Anyway! | ShelfTalker #Reading

Problematic Patterns In White Narratives About BIPOC Critique #kidlit #yalit


Diversity and inclusion: More than books on the shelves: Latest Library Links –


10 Great Standalone YA Fantasy Books #yalit

11 Books With South Asian Characters You Should Read in 2019… via @pooja_makhijani @TeenVogue

Finding Diverse Books…