Our School & Library Series Managing Editor, Sara Hoffmann, put together this list of books that would be great to help younger kids celebrate pets or just enjoy reading about them!Read More
by Alison Lorenz, Assistant Product Planning Editor
The weather is getting warmer and everything is about to be green—or, in the case of our friends on Sesame Street, go green.Read More
by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
In fall 2019, we released A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang. In this heartfelt picture book, Kalia and illustrator Seo Kim tell the story of a young Hmong girl who experiences the cycle of the seasons as well as the cycle of life, welcoming twin baby brothers along with watching her across-the-street neighbor Bob grieve the death of his wife, Ruth. The character of Bob was based on Kalia’s real-life neighbor Bob, an unassuming man in his early 90s who certainly never imagined he’d one day be in the pages of a children’s book.
It is with much sadness I share the following remembrance, in which Kao Kalia Yang says a final goodbye to Bob.
by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books
I still see it all the time:
What an unlikeable protagonist.
The main character is so selfish.
This girl makes terrible decisions!
I’ve invented these particular statements, but they’re composites of opinions I frequently come across in discussions about books. I find them particularly amusing when they’re applied to middle-grade and YA novels.Read More