Rachel Rosenberg

Rachel Rosenberg enjoys storytimes, books, movies, travel, cross-stitching and sarcasm. She was published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 2 at the age of 14, and is therefore kinda the literary equivalent to the little redheaded girl from 1982’s film adaptation of 'Annie'. Find her on Twitter: @LibraryRachelR

Library Sitcom SHELVED Could Be The Show We Need

Public libraries are finally getting their own workplace comedy! The Canadian production SHELVED could be the laugh we so desperately need.

Read and Learn: Culturally Diverse Children’s Book Publishers and Imprints

If you're looking for diverse children's books, check out these publishers and imprints that prioritize authentic representation.

Hopeful Stories about Hard Times: Picture Books to Help Kids Push Through

There are so many big topics worth talking about with young readers. These hopeful stories about hard times, including We Are Water Protectors, can help.

How to Create a Virtual Book Club — or Revive One that’s Languishing

Virtual book clubs are safer during the pandemic, and they can also be more accessible. Here's how to start (or revive) one of your own.

Heather Has How Many Mommies? The Importance of Community to The Creation of HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES

How did HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES, one of the most challenged books in the US, come to be written?

6 Times Late Lost Library Books Found Their Way Home

Better late than never, right? These lonely library books made it back home eventually—it just took 40+ years.

Pride Is Nearly Here: New LGBTQ+ Picture Books

New LGBTQ+ picture books to put on your shelves, because it's essential to show children various ways to be happy and true to themselves.

Nobuko Yoshiya: 1920s Revolutionary Lesbian Novelist

Nobuko Yoshiya was a wealthy, successful novelist who was out as a lesbian in Japan in the 1920s. So why isn't she a famous queer icon?

It Began With a Sneeze: Magnetic Poetry’s Origin Story

Magnetic poetry was fairly ubiquitous in the '90s. Its inspirations, which include an avant grade art movement, may surprise you.

Reading Authentically: The Current State of Diversity in Picture Books

There are more picture books being published now that feature children of color, but are authors and illustrators of color writing them?

Clara Stanton Jones: Librarian and Advocate

On the life and legacy of Carol Stanton Jones, the first Black woman to serve as director of a central public library system in the US.

Best Dyslexia-Friendly Books for Kids

From picture books to chapter books and nonfiction, these books for kids with dyslexia are great to get started with, like Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers by Malorie Blackman and Melanie Demmer.

They’ve Got Rhythm: Interactive Musical Books for Toddlers

By exposing toddlers to various tempos, their sense of rhythm begins to develop. Do it now with these interactive musical books for toddlers.

Fairytale Board Books To Amaze Your Little Ones

Share the wonderful world of fairy tale board books with the youngest readers in your life.

Fixating on Cult Books: Why Do They Obsess Us?

A reader examines the appeal and impact of cult books, reads that create a cultural moment and inspire continuous devotion for years.