Jen Sherman

Jen is an urban and cultural geographer who did a PhD on public libraries and reading. As a researcher, her interests are focused on libraries, reading, book retailing and the book industry more broadly. As a reader, she reads a lot of crime fiction, non-fiction, and chicklit. And board books. All the board books. You can also find her writing about books for children and babies at Instagram: shittyhousewife / babylibrarians Twitter: @jennnigan

The Baby-Sitters Club, From Novels to Graphic Novels

We're taking a look at the Baby-sitters Club graphic novels and learning about how they were adapted and updated from the novels.

12 Great (Mostly) New Picture Books for Earth Day

Celebrate national parks, trees, and all of the beauty and bounty nature provides with these inspiring picture books for Earth Day.

6 Fantastic Picture Books About Vehicles

Books about heavy things with wheels is practically a sub-genre children's literature. Here are a handful of toddler-approved picture books about vehicles.

New Picture Books About Parental Love Even A Grumpy Cynic Will Enjoy

Even readers who are cynics will fall for these new picture books about parental love.

How to Raise a Reader (Does Anyone Actually Know?)

Does surrounding your child with books, reading to them regularly, and keeping a bookish household guarantee that you'll raise a reader?

The Big Cities Little Foodies Children’s Series Creators on Representation

The creators of the BIG CITIES LITTLE FOODIES children's book series talk representation and exploring the locations, food, and culture of Asia.

6 Great Search and Find Books That Aren’t WHERE’S WALLY (Waldo)

We all know Where's Waldo (or Wally for some), but there are myriad search and find books out there to challenge the kids with a fun activity.

My Top 21 Baby-Sitters Club Books: A Definitive, Objective, Unbiased Guide

Using a totally scientifically rigorous method, one reader chooses the 21 best Baby-sittter's Club books.

Some Observations From Library Tourism

Having visited 112 libraries in six different countries and many different settings, one reader has a few observations of note.

Reading Pathways: Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the prolific author of many books on many subjects--so many books that we've put together this guide to getting into Bill Bryson books.

Traveling With A Toddler? Bring These Books With You

Traveling with a toddler? Here are some of the best books you can bring along on your travels to keep their experience as good as possible.

50 Must-Read Picture Books to Transport You to Another Place

You don't need a passport to travel the world with your little ones--explore these must-read picture books from around the world!

11 New and Upcoming Children’s Books About Nature

How to Raise a Human: 50 Must-Read Parenting Books For All Parents

What I Learned From Tracking My Toddler’s Reading

A library Summer Reading Challenge prompted one reader to track her toddler's reading habits for a week. Here's what she discovered.