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

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.

If You Give a Newborn a Book…

If you give a new baby a book, you might end up with nine more because these 10 books for newborns and baby showers are too perfect not to gift.

If Crime Novels Were Food

A reader rounds up eight scrumptious crime novels and compares them to everything from McDonald's to the best steak dinner. Have a taste!

I Moved to Stoneybrook But I Still Can’t Hire a Baby-Sitter