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Matt Tavares’ Picture Books for Baseball Fans

Matt Tavares’ Picture Books for Baseball Fans

As the World Series continues this weekend, now is the perfect time to visit your local library or bookstore and find Matt Tavares’ baseball-themed picture books.

Reading List: American Heroes

Reading List: American Heroes

Inspired by our Album of the Week, Ellis Paul’s The Hero in You, we’ve compiled an inspiring list of books that will introduce children to a diverse group of heroes from throughout American history.

International Women’s Day: Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures

If you have seen the new Google Doodle, then you know that it’s International Women’s Day. Whether you’re raising boys or girls, today is a great opportunity for raising awareness of the status of women around the world. This year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. Here is a list of books that draw on historical and contemporary women and girls that should do just that.

The Future of Picture Books Is Bright

The Future of Picture Books Is Bright

“We are tired of hearing the picture book is in trouble and tired of pretending it is not.”

A Storm in Young Adult Literature

A Storm in Young Adult Literature

A controversy has erupted over young adult literature. In her editorial “Darkness Too Visible”, children’s book reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon of the Wall Street Journal questioned whether the content of young adult literature has become excessively grim.