News to Wake Your Brain Cells January 31


9 kids’ books about significant people and moments in black history – NY Metro Parents

20 children’s books that are modern classics – CafeMom

2019’s best Holocaust books for kids – Tablet

Amos McGee to return after a decade – Publishers Weekly

Books to help children cope with loss and grief – CBC

Jerry Craft’s Newbery win was an unforeseeable dream – Publishers Weekly

Justice Sotomayor teases new picture book on civics, heroes – ABC News

Obituary: Susan Jeffers – Publisher’s Weekly

Third times the charm for Caldecott Medalist Kadir Nelson – Publishers Weekly


In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really. – Literary Hub

A lot of shamed book nerds returned to Denver libraries after late fees were waived – Denverite

Public libraries found to be more important than ever in current internet era – Mashable

Take a first peek at what Ottawa’s new ‘super library’ will look like – Ottawa Citizen


A.S. King adds a Printz Award to her Honors – Publishers Weekly

YA fantasy where the oppression is real – NPR