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Most Anticipated: Our 2024 Books for Young Readers Spring Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

Books for young readers (and all readers!) that you'll be loving in the first half of 2024.

Fresh and Exciting Graphic Novels

by Stephanie Cooke

A recommended reading list by the author of the new graphic novel The Racc Pack.

Illustrator's Gallery: Nipugtug

by Natalie Laurin

A gorgeously illustrated snowshoe journey through the forest.

Most Anticipated: Our Spring 2023 Books for Young Readers Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

Titles—from picture books to YA—for readers of all ages!

Hopeful Picture Books About Grief and Loss

by Carey Sookocheff

A recommended reading list by author of new picture book The Remembering Stone.

Open Your Heart: Finding Friends in Unlikely Places

by Deborah Kerbel

A recommended reading list by Deborah Kerbel, whose new book is When Spider Met Shew, illustrated by Genevieve Cote.

Bright Lights, Big City: Kids Books About Urban Life

by Andrea Curtis

A recommended reading list by Andrea Curtis, whose latest book is City Streets Are for People

No Shortcuts: Reflections on Writing the Text of Two at the Top: A Shared Dream of Everest

by Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishnaswami on the remarkable story of her latest picture book, Two At the Top: A Shared Dream of Everest

Notes from a Children's Librarian: The Mooncake Festival

by Julie Booker

East and Southeast Asian families come together in mid-Autumn to celebrate the Mooncake Festival and give thanks for the harvest.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Physics with Chris Ferrie

by Julie Booker

At first glance, "The Everyday Science Academy" series, by Chris Ferrie, appears to be for very young children. But the series brilliantly simplifies …

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