September 2016

Banned Books Week Celebrating Diversity

Banned Books Week is here again and this year it’s focused on celebrating diversity. Many of the books that are often challenged, while not challenged specifically on grounds of diversity, feature diverse […]


  September 19th was “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” In honor of the occasion, we’ve scored a bounty of good books–true tales, all–about pirates, both historical and present-day. Drop anchor at […]

Roald Dahl Day

Today is Roald Dahl’s 100 Birthday! Many of us vividly remember his famous children’s books, including Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more from our childhood. While these […]


  Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of many great books for children, including the “Llama Llama” books beloved by readers of all ages, passed away on September 3rd, following a […]