Barbara Bader on the uniqueness of picture book biographies.
Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on curating the exhibit “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” at the New York Public Library.
Mother-daughter duo Deirdre F. Baker and Ariel Baker-Gibbs look at the representation of American Sign Language in children’s and young adult literature.
Caldecott at 75: Kathleen T. Horning continues a multi-part series of articles looking back at the Caldecott Medal by decade, here focusing on the 1970s and Gerald McDermott’s Arrow to the Sun.
Books in the Home: Elizabeth Poe’s experience reading books with her late mother, an Alzheimer’s patient.
Christina Chant Sullivan examines “disturbing” young adult fiction in the classroom.
Thom Barthelmess answers the question, “What Makes a Good Picture Book About Loss?”
“Horn BOO!” includes eighteen reviews of new Halloween books.
From The Guide: Slightly Spooky Middle-Grade Tales.
Cadenza: A poem by Ron Koertge.