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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.

The Chat with Elise Levine

by Trevor Corkum

Elise Levine's haunting new work is Say This: Two Novellas (Biblioasis). The book contains a pair of twin novellas linked by one devastating crime. The …

Be Yourself: Showing Off Versus Showing Up

by Nancy Regan

"Showing Off is driven by our hunger for acceptance and belonging, but I believe the only way to really earn those treasures is through a commitment to …

8 New Picture Books for Storytime

by Spencer Miller

With a new school year approaching, you may be preparing to select some new picture books for your classroom storytime. With so many to choose from, it …

Sensational Settings: Sometimes Hero, Sometimes Villain

by Laurie Petrou

A recommended reading list by author of new book Stargazer.

Most Anticipated: Our 2022 Books for Young Readers Fall Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

All the picture books, middle grade and YA you'll be loving this fall!

August Eats: Barbecued Corn Salsa

by Emillie Parrish

An excerpt from Fermenting Made Simple: Delicious Recipes to Improve Your Gut Health

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Sequencing and Coding

by Julie Booker

Sequencing is the step-by-step order in which instructions are given, also referred to as an algorithm. This basic coding concept can be taught using …

Most Anticipated: Our 2022 Fall Poetry Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

The poetry we're looking forward to in the second half of 2022.

The Chat with Joseph Dandurand

by Trevor Corkum

This week, we chat with author Joseph Dandurand, who was a Griffin Poetry Prize finalist in 2021. Joseph's latest book is a children’s story, A Magical …

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