News to Wake Your Brain Cells, March 20

Hoping you are all safe and healthy. Here’s some book news from this week.


Doodle with children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems – Lifehacker

Josh Gad is reading children’s books for families quarantined by coronavirus – Checkersaga

Kid Lit authors organize virtual book festival for May – SLJ

Sandra Boynton’s children’s books have sold 70 million copies. With 7 short words, she just gave some amazing career and life advice – Inc.

Scholastic launches first digital book fest for this Friday – Publishers Weekly

Suck at home with kids? Amy Adams and other celebrities will read you a story – Los Angeles Times


Chicago shuts down, but its public libraries are open. Librarians want them closed. – ProPublica

De Blasio was ‘furious’ as library heads planned to close for coronovirus – Politico


Disney+’s Stargirl is a completely new experience from the book – Refinery 29