#kidlit Biography of Pete Seeger: Stand Up and Sing

“Pete Seeger was born with music in his bones” That powerful statement encapsulates Susanna Reich’s new picture biography, Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Why read about Pete Seeger? … Continue reading






#Cybils Picture Book Biographies: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Picture book biographies have been hugely popular this year. Reflecting recent calls for increased diversity, these books aren’t all about the same few famous dead white guys, either. This week we are featuring some of the excellent titles nominated for … Continue reading






Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature

This weekend I caught a few episodes of the old TV series Numb3rs, one of which reminded me of last year’s fabulous math book for kids Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell and photographs by Richard … Continue reading