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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.

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