What better way to inspire and foster a lifelong love of reading than by connecting our younger readers with that perfect book. It seems simple, because it is! Books are transformative, they can take us to faraway places, open our hearts and minds, teach us to see each other, and bring us together. It all starts with a book. Here are 20 essential books (classics new and old) for every […]
We love B.B. Alston and his Supernatural Investigation series — his debut novel for middle readers, Amari and the Night Brothers, is the Overall Winner of the B&N Children’s and YA Book Awards — and the second book in the series is due in 2022. B.B. joins us on the show to talk about writing […]
A few years ago, Maurice Sendak gave a talk at the Harvard Library where I worked. Having recently assisted on the editorial periphery of one of his projects — a klezmer version of Peter and the Wolf he undertook with my brother-in-law’s band — I was tapped to squire him through the Printing & Graphic Arts department to view a selection of books illustrated by a hero of his, the nineteenth-century artist Randolph Caldecott.
In the books of the late Maurice Sendak, each haunting page represented a doorway into a world of imagination — one that contained trauma and delight in equal measure.
No child’s room is complete without a budding bookshelf, and we’re here to help you build your little one’s library with some of the best picture books ever written. From classic to contemporary reads, we’ve brought together 50 of the most unforgettable picture books of all time. Knowing that most children (or babies, even!) receive […]