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 Board Books I Could Read All Day Every Day

When kids latch onto a favorite board book, rereads can become a chore. Not so with these fun-for-everyone books one parent could reread time and again.

Eat Up! 20 Excellent Picture Books and Board Books About Food

Baby-Sitters Little Sister Books to Get Graphic Novel Treatment

There's no better time than now to be a BSC fan because we recently learned the Baby-sitters Little Sister series is being adapted into graphic novels!

Why You Should Read Nursery Rhymes to Your Toddler and 6 Books to Get You Started

A reader and parent discusses the benefits of reading aloud to kids, and recommends a selection of readaloud books for toddlers.

8 Books about Passover for Children and Babies

Great children's books about Passover--and for adults who married into a Jewish family and still can't remember the different components of the Seder plate.

Great Makerspace Books for Children

Diversity in Children’s Books: How To Do It Well

Children from marginalized communities deserve to see themselves on the page. These inclusive children's books do the work without tokenizing characters.

You Do You: In Defense of Non-Readers and Reading What You Want

Why non-readers and readers of genre and popular fiction shouldn't have to defend their choice to read what they want or as little as they want.

An Interview With Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator Christian Robinson

An interview with illustrator Christian Robinson, winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and author/illustrator of his debut ANOTHER.

5 Great Picture Books About Birthdays

Here are 5 great picture books about one of the most important days of the year: the birthday. Pick up a picture book about birthdays and celebrate!