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I write a weekly kid's lit newsletter for Book Riot called The Kids Are All Right. It's packed with features, new releases, book recommendations, and photos of my rabbit. You can sign up here.

Feel free to check out my book lists below (links will lead you to my posts or newsletters on Book Riot), or send me a note via the Contact link for recommendations!

 My rabbit Izzy loves to nestle in the bin we use to hold our library books!

My rabbit Izzy loves to nestle in the bin we use to hold our library books!

November 11, 2018: Beautiful Poetry Collections for Kids

November 4, 2018: Children’s Books Featuring Octopuses

October 28, 2018: Children’s Books About Homelessness

October 21, 2018: Children’s Books About Advocacy and Elections

October 14, 2018: An Interview with Alan Gratz

October 7, 2018: A Big List of Spooky Children’s Books for Halloween

September 30, 2018: An Interview with Kate DiCamillo

September 23, 2018: Ten Terrific Children’s Nonfiction Books About Animals

September 16, 2018: An Interview with Meg Medina

September 9, 2018: Children’s Books About Mindfulness

September 2, 2018: Middle Grade Books About Visiting a New Country

August 26, 2018: Illustrator Videos on Facebook’s New York Times Books

August 19, 2018: Children's Books for Back-to-School

August 12, 2018: Ten Children's Books Set By the Sea

August 5, 2018: Children's Books About Memory

July 29, 2018: Children's Books Featuring Unicorns

July 22, 2018: Children's Books About Freedom 

July 15, 2018: Books About Dandelions 

July 1, 2018: Children's Books with Immigration Themes 

June 17, 2018: Nine Examples of Innovative Storytelling in Children's Literature 

June 10, 2018: Children's Books About Authors 

June 3, 2018: My Favorite Middle Grade Books of 2018 So Far 

May 27, 2018: My Favorite Picture Books of 2018 So Far 

May 20, 2018: Children's Books with Sports Themes 

May 13, 2018: Interview with Penderwicks author Jeanne Birdsall

May 6, 2018: Epistolary Books for Kids 

April 29, 2018: Children's Books About the Vietnam War 

April 22, 2018: Children's Books for Earth Day 

April 15, 2018: Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Kids 

 Izzy is always recommending books. Have you read these books by Linda Sue Park, Lawrence Yep, and Grace Lin? They are fantastic!

Izzy is always recommending books. Have you read these books by Linda Sue Park, Lawrence Yep, and Grace Lin? They are fantastic!

 My daughter's bookshelves

My daughter's bookshelves

 This is a photo from when my kids were very little! They loved reading then, and they still love reading now. I'm one lucky mom!

This is a photo from when my kids were very little! They loved reading then, and they still love reading now. I'm one lucky mom!

January 21, 2018: Children's Books about Architects and Architecture 

January 14, 2018: The Best Fairytale Retellings for Kids! 

January 7, 2018: Favorite Children's Birthday Books 

December 11, 2017: Children's Book Giving Guide: Picture Books

December 5, 2017: Children's Book Giving Guide: Middle Grade Recommendations

October 13, 2017: The Scariest Middle Grade Books

October 12, 2017: Great Books About Amazing Girls

September 30, 2017: Middle Grade #ownvoices Books

September 3, 2017:  KidLit Cares Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort 

July 27, 2017: 10 Pictures Books Featuring Children of Color

June 5, 2017: 100 Must-Read Middle Grade Books for the Summer

May 12, 2017: Children's Book Authors and their Little Free Libraries (Not a standard recommendation list, but I suggest taking a look at the books these Little Free Library stewards write - they are all awesome!)

May 12, 2017: The Best Middle Grade Books for Theater Kids

May 5, 2017: Five Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Look For in May

March 9, 2017: Feminist Middle Grade Books

February 22, 2017: Girls of Science in Middle Grade Books

February 1, 2017: 100 Best Children's Books for African American History Month

January 20, 2017: Best Picture Books for Penguin Awareness Day

January 12, 2017: Climate Change: A Children's Book Reading List

December 31, 2016: 100 (Plus 5) Must-Read Books for Young Readers

December 5, 2016: 60 Book Gift Ideas for Reluctant Readers Ages 6 to 12

November 16, 2016: Children's Books About the Immigrant Experience

October 29, 2016: 40 Cat Books for National Cat Day

September 26, 2016: Middle Grade Detective Books Beyond Harriet the Spy

September 14, 2016: The National Book Award Young People's Literature Long List

September 9, 2016: Children's Books About 9/11

August 31, 2016: Ten Great Picture Books for Messy Kids

August 16, 2016: Books That Spark Family Creativity

July 28, 2016: Gymnastics Books for All Ages

July 22, 2016: Children's Books Set in the White House

June 10, 2016: The Essential Middle Grade Summer Reading List

May 27, 2016: Children's Books with Foster Care Themes

April 26, 2016: The Best Interactive Children's Books

April 1, 2016: 30 Books of Poetry for Young Readers for National Poetry Month

March 8, 2016: 50 of the Best Heroines from Middle Grade Books

March 3, 2016: Best Princess Books for All Ages

February 19, 2016: Middle Grade Books about Japanese Relocation During WWII

January 31, 2016: Children's Books Written from an Animal's Point of View

January 26, 2016: My Favorite Teachers from Children's Books

January 6, 2016: The Power of a Library Where It's Needed the Most

December 17, 2015: Awesome Wordplay Books for Kids

November 6, 2015: Adventurous Children's Books

September 23, 2015: Terrifying Children's Books

September 22, 2015: Children's Books About Grief

August 26, 2016: Update Your Middle Grade Reading List: A Flowchart

August 18, 2015: ABC Books Beyond Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

July 21, 2015: The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 14-15

July 15, 2015: Children's Books to Travel With for Your Five-and-Under Kid(s)

July 3, 2015: The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12-13

June 15, 2015: Books To Teach Your Kids to Be Great Pet Owners

May 6, 2015: Should You Read Middle Grade Books? A Flowchart

April 24, 2015: Food to Make and Places to Visit if You Love the Little House on the Prairie Books

April 14, 2015: 10 Childcare Tips from Famous Nannies in Children's Literature

March 24, 2015: 5 Oversized Picture Books That Might Not Fit on Your Bookshelf But Your Should Get Anyways