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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!

May 20, 2018: Children's Books with Sports Themes (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

May 13, 2018: Interview with Penderwicks author Jeanne Birdsall, New Releases, and More! (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

May 6, 2018: Epistolary Books for Kids (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

April 29, 2018: Children's Books About the Vietnam War (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

April 22, 2018: Children's Books for Earth Day (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

April 15, 2018: Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Kids (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

April 8, 2018: Bookish Scavenger Hunts (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

April 1, 2018: 20 Amazing Children's Books Coming Out This Tuesday! (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

March 27, 2018: Small Animals Doing Big Things

March 25, 2018: Children's Books with Pirate Themes (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

March 18, 2018: Books to Read is You Loved A Wrinkle in Time (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

March 11, 2018: Children's Books About Fashion (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

March 4, 2018: Books for National Pig Day (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

February 25, 2018: Children's Books About Introverts (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

February 18, 2018: Winners of the Caldecott, the Newbery, and More! (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

February 15, 2018: The First Book in a New-To-You YA or Middle Grade Series

February 11, 2018: Children's Books About Chinese New Year! (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

February 12, 2018: The Complete List of Winners of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards

February 4, 2018: Children's Books for Valentine's Day (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

February 2, 3018: 25 Children's Books for African-American History Month

January 30, 2018: Children's Classics Published Before 1980

January 21, 2018: Children's Books about Architects and Architecture (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

January 14, 2018: The Best Fairytale Retellings for Kids! (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

January 7, 2018: Favorite Children's Birthday Books (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

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 (via the Book Riot Kid's Lit newsletter)

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

 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!