Sunday night we returned from a two-week trip along the Pyrenees Mountains in France, Andorra, and Spain and while in Barcelona, I purchased a remarkable
Around the world there are similarities and differences in the way children’s books are illustrated. Let’s look at a selection of books from Pacific communities.
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
One child at a time, or sometimes en masse, Rick Riordan uses his superstar power to transform kids into readers. In a previous article titled
We Need Diverse Books. Four simple words. This movement is not a trend or a fad, but a way of life. Diversity is all around
The American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, a ginormous offering for ALA’s 68,000 member librarians, was held this past weekend in Orlando at the
By Dianna Sanchez Reading about children who are different increases a child’s comfort levels. I watched the news coverage of the Orlando mass shooting with
At the library I borrowed two middle grade/ YA books, both of which are astonishing. One deals with a realistic cultural issue frequently in the news,
In my small collection of children’s books from around the world, some help explain ways of thinking. To children the world can be a scary
This is a review of two books with different target audiences that have one mission: to share some of the treasures and history of the
By Almitra Clay Let me guess: you’re white, right? For those of you who aren’t, I hope you can excuse me for addressing the white
Jair Hernandez, one of the founders of Bab’l Books, is using his Harvard Business School degree to fill a need: bilingual children’s books for bilingual
We see hundreds of excellent children’s books each year published here in the U.S., but what about those published in other countries? The rest of
As one of my heroes, the Dalai Lama, once said…“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Mitali Perkins is the author of nine children’s books. She has received awards from the New York Public Library, American Library Association and the Junior