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10 Books for Young People to Read with PRIDE

by Kerry Clare

A selection of recent books by LGBTQ authors and/or featuring LGBTQ characters or themes—and also featuring hamsters, promposals, Walt Whitman, and …

Misfits, Marvelous Worlds and Magical Creatures in YA Fantasy

by Katherine Magyarody

Adventures don’t just happen to princesses and Chosen Ones…they also happen to lone wanderers and misfits.

How an Email to an Astrophysicist Changed My (Book’s) Life

by Ria Voros

YA Author Ria Voros explains how two literary worlds collided—and tells the amazing story of what happened next. 

Farley Mowat, Comics, SciFi and Manitoba

by Michael Hutchinson

A recommended reading list by Michael Hutchinson, whose Mighty Muskrats middle grade series launches with The Case of Windy Lake. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Earth Hour Books

Great titles to read by flashlight. 

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books on Health and Wellness

Books that focus on self-awareness—understanding personal strengths, recognizing sources of stress, making decisions, and evaluating choices

Awesome Girls in Middle-Grade Fiction

A recommended reading list by Julia Nobel, whose novel is The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Health and Safety

Our Children's Librarian columnist, Julie Booker, brings us a new view from the stacks every month.

Most Anticipated: Our 2019 Books for Young Readers Spring Preview

Last but certainly not least in our 2019 Spring Preview is our Books for Young Readers list: books that will delight readers of all ages. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Get Dancing

These picture books can’t teach you how to dance, but they can inspire you.

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