- Evangeline Goes West
It’s inevitable that Jared catches up with Evangeline just as her relationship with Chase takes off, but after the leisurely opening, the blazing finale—which features abductions, gunfights, and bear attacks—feels out of left field.
- Children's and YA Books on Consent and Boundaries
The significance of consent is reinforced with the refrain “You can give me… But, please, don’t give me a bear hug!”
- Rights Report: Week of April 5, 2021
Jocelyn Davies at Disney-Hyperion has acquired world rights to In Every Generation by Kendare Blake (the Three Dark Crowns series), a new YA trilogy set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe.
- Environmental Kids' Books for 2021
Sleeping Bear, Mar.Ages 7–8Pincus brings ecological issues to the surface and encourages readers to become active participants in keeping their own communities clean in this illustrated rhyming story.
Bowman skillfully portrays the privation and grief that Delta bears, alongside her determination to overcome each obstacle.
- Catch the Rabbit
In the present, as they travel into desolate regions of Bosnia still bearing scars from the war, Sara, reliving her past, realizes that Lejla has created a “better version of me,” while Lejla needs their newfound connection to give her the courage to find her brother—and perhaps herself.
- The Collectors
The adventure that follows involves a series of discoveries that prove variously impossible, even for the intrepid pair: a huge amethyst is “TOO HEAVY,” an underground dinosaur skeleton is “TOO BIG,” and a large, angry bear puts an end to finding anything “TOO HIDDEN” in a deep, dark ca
- 'Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn' Virtual Launch in Photos
Hale and Pham discussed the first story and drawings they created as a child, their award-winning titles (Hale’s Princess Academy received a Newbery Honor and Pham’s Bear Came Along won a Caldecott Honor), as well as major themes of Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, such as celebrating the magic o
- Somewhere in the City
As Daddy “pushes through the revolving door” of his office on one page, the doors transform into a carousel on the opposite page (“SWISH, SWISH, spins the door”); a musician and a street performer are envisioned as a jester-dressed bear and a lion ringmaster, respectively.
- Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft
Her romances—with married artist Henry Fuseli and scoundrel Gilbert Imlay, with whom she bears an illegitimate daughter—are disastrous before she finds a true partner in Godwin.
- TLA 2021 Program Highlights: Celebrate Differences, Empower Voices
A year ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic began bearing down on the U.S., the Texas Library Association was one of the first major conferences in the U.S. to announce the cancellation of its in-person event, replaced by a quickly organized—and remarkably successful—digital event.
- An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
Though he acknowledges that Lincoln was “depressive, emotionally reserved and uncommunicative,” and that Todd had “much to bear,” including a difficult childhood, debilitating migraine headaches, and the deaths of three of her four children before they reached adulthood, Burlingame treats the First Lady ra
- The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng
Talyien is held captive in her own castle by her husband, Rayyel, whose family accuses her of bearing an illegitimate child.
- New Kids' and YA Books: Week of March 29, 2021
When Morris, a bowtie-wearing bear father, secures a copy of his favorite childhood book, Tom, the Angry Truck, he insists that his cub Benny love it as much as he does.
- Soapbox: Supporting Children's Editors and Agents in the Effort to Diversify
These explanations, if they bear out, should bring us all a lot of hope.