From The Guardian: 'Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent
From The Good News Network: Photographer Builds Adorable Tiny Log Cabins in His Backyard to Keep Mouse Families Safe From Cats
From SLJ: LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels for Young Readers | Stellar Panels
From The Good News Network: Since Father-Son Duo Designed Revolutionary ‘Honey on Tap’ Beehive, There Are 51,000 New Bee Colonies OMG - I want one!!!!
From The Bookseller: Lack of female and BAME characters in picture books angers industry figures
From IRSCL: IRSCL issue STatement of Princeiples on Academic Freedom
On Universal Children’s Day, the scholarly organization International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) issues a Statement of Principles, because it is worried about the ways in which contemporary geopolitics curtail academic freedom. For this reason, IRSCL has issued a Statement of Principles, which explains why scholarship can flourish only in a world with open borders. Read and listen to the Statement in multiple languages at THIS LINK. Please join us in sharing this widely!
From The Public Domain Review: X is for…
From The Federation of Children's Book Groups: Making the leap from illustrating picture books to writing young fiction
From Nylon: This Queer, Feminist Book Defined The Childhoods...A look into the power of 'Catherine, Called Birdy,' 25 years after it was first published
From PW: How Has the Internet Changed Book Culture?
From Shelf Awareness: AAP Sales: March Jumps 23.7%, YTD Up 6.7% (Children's is up again!)
From The New York Times: The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom
From The History Press: A History of the World with the Women Put Back in Looks to be an interesting read!
From Avid Bookshop: An Important Letter from Janet (the owner on the importance of supporting your local indie bookstore)
From PRIDE: Here's your queer, 2019 reading list!
From The Toronto Public Library: The Ants and the Grasshopper: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations