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I seem to have shared a lot less on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week.

If this was the way life worked, the Holocaust never would have happened. But, it is still important to learn from Germany 's mistakes, so we do not make them again.:


8 Wonderfully Wordless Picture Books to Add to Your Family Library

Books to Bring to a Baby Shower via

Morpurgo wins J M Barrie Award | The Bookseller

I’ve been spending time trying to put positive thoughts out into the world. Check out the first two in my series of lists of Great Children’s Books that speak to core values that we can all agree we need more of in our world. The series will continue into the future:

10 Best Picture Books on Kindness

10 Great Picture Books on Compassion




10 Best Picture Books on Kindness

After the election results, I thought I’d turn to children’s books for comfort. They show me that we teach children to be thoughtful, kind and decent. My hope is that we can start to look beyond our differences in America and see the humanity and value in everyone.  One critical element in that is kindness:

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Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (my review)

Highly recommended, this is a powerful book that is worth sharing and discussing.

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (my review)

A masterpiece of wordless storytelling, this is a radiant picture book made to be shared.

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The Good Ship Crocodile by J. Patrick Lewis (my review)

Beautifully told and illustrated, this is a strong addition to any story time on crocodiles or kindness.

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley (my review)

Beautiful and charming, this little book is sure to become a favorite.  Time to curl up with your own little bear and enjoy.

22718660 I Am a Bear by Jean Francois Dumont

The House That Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Kathryn Brown (my review)

This biography is a glimpse of an incredible woman whose legacy lives on in the United States and will serve as inspiration for those children looking to make a difference in the world around them.

I Am a Bear by Jean-Francois Dumont (my review)

A book that will help talk about homelessness and that offers a way forward, kindness.

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If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson (my review)

Community, sharing and kindness come together in this splendidly illustrated picture book that is sure to be enjoyed along with other spring gardening books.

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton (my review)

A superb book about bullying and exclusion, this can be used to start discussions in a classroom or with a single child.

lion and the bird Oskar and the Eight Blesssings by Richard Simon

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc (my review)

A noteworthy picture book, this new title by Dubuc is charming and warm.

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon (my review)

A lovely holiday book that is about more than either Christmas or Hanukkah but about home and hope.


This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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8 Books About Real-Life Kids Who Changed the World | Brightly

The 50 best children’s and YA books of 2016

At 90, Hilary Knight Launches Two Book Projects with Macmillan

Carson Ellis kindly sent us dev work for the brilliant DU IZ TAK? (more here: | buy book: )

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”: The anti-Harry Potter

The Latest Trend: Beautifully Illustrated Nonfiction Picture Books

Little, Brown to Publish ‘Creativity Project’ by Michigan Teacher Colby Sharp

Marilyn Nelson wins 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

This Beautiful Children’s Book Is Exploring Queer South Asian Themes

Check out these easy BUT not boring books perfect for beginning readers. Each book is leveled so you know which books are the easiest and which are a bit harder.:


Don’t Tell Me Boys Can’t Read As Well! | Huffington Post

Here’s my secret weapon: I read – Creatomic – Medium



The 10 Best New Young Adult Books in October 2016

Once Taboo, Gay Characters Are Taking Over YA Fiction | Broadly

Watch Emma Watson Hide Books on the London Underground via

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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Halloween chapter books for early readers:


Decolonizing Nostalgia: When Historical Fiction Betrays Readers of Color — The Horn Book

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

Unearthing the true story behind former British spy and treasured children’s author Arthur Ransome

We interviewed and about their latest creative collaboration!

Willy Wonka Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.


City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing Developments



The 30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

HarperCollins to Publish a New Pittacus Lore Series

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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Canas Verdes:


8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | Brightly

JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films – BBC News

Malala Yousafzai Lands Picture Book Deal

Must be October…The books we love are painted on pumpkins!

Pure imagination: illustrator Robert Ingpen on the value of childhood dreaming

Stephen King’s First Children’s Book Coming in November

There are some absolute crackers on the guide to great books Go see for yourself!

"Great Comfort" Book Arts #alteredbooks:


Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter

In Praise of the Public Library Answer Desk

What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them

The perfect day:


5 Graphic Novels to Read to Get Spooked

Keeping It Real: The Grittiness of Contemporary YA – Los Angeles Review of Books

What’s Next for Jay Asher?

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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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

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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So true:


The “Goosebumps” Conundrum: What Makes a Children’s Book Good? – The New Yorker

The Grown-Up Lives Behind Classic Children’s Books

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children

Meet the Illustrator: Erin E. Stead | Brightly

Missed the on nurturing empathy thru ? Have no fear! Full archive here:

Mo Willems’ best-selling book series comes to life in ‘Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!’

Oliver Jeffers: ‘I was always an artist’ – but not a child of books

A plentiful harvest of Halloween picture books

Plenty of new kids’ books for Jewish New Year | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

These election-year kids’ books get our vote

Want to Teach Kids About Money? These 9 Books Will Help

Writing Children’s Books Helped Grace Lin Embrace Being Asian American


Print or Digital, It’s Reading That Matters

How Are You Celebrating The Freedom To Read -- also known as Banned Books Week ?:


New York Public Library has a mini roller coaster for books

Official ‘Outraged’ About Charges After KC Library Arrests

Photographing All 211 New York Public Library Branches

See the stunning renovation: Iconic New York Public Library reading room reopens Oct. 5

i love this quote:


From Baby-Sitting to Magic Pants: Why I Love Female Friendships in Young Adult Fiction

Magic In The Air: 3 Young Adult Fantasy Reads For Fall

YA Authors Get Out the Vote with