Karina Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website: www.karinaglaser.com; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

Climate Change: A Children’s Book Reading List

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss

100 (Plus 5) Must-Read Books for Young Readers

Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.

18 Middle Grade Authors on Writing Girl Characters After Election

Seventeen middle grade authors talk about how the recent presidential election has changed how they think about and write girl characters in their stories.

60 Book Gift Ideas for Reluctant Readers Ages 6 to 12

Need book recommendations for reluctant readers ages 6 to 12? We've got sixty for you!

The 10 Best Quotes at the National Book Award Ceremony

We went to the National Book Award Ceremony, and this is what we heard!

Children’s Books About the Immigrant Experience

A round-up of picture books about the immigrant experience.

My Little Free Library Gives Out 300 Books a Month (And I’m Okay With That)

How one Rioter's Harlem LFL is bringing her neighborhood together

40 Cat Books for National Cat Day

40 purrfect cat books for National Cat Day.

100 (Plus 5) Must-Read Books for Young Readers

Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.

Middle Grade Girl Detective Books Beyond Harriet the Spy

Middle grade detective stories for when you're done with Harriet the Spy

The National Book Award Young People’s Literature Long List

Check out the ten awesome books from the National Book Award Young People's Literature Long List!

Children’s Books About 9/11

Children's books about the events of, and in remembrance of, 9/11.

10 Great Picture Books for Messy Kids

There's no shame in being messy! Check out these ten great picture books for messy kids.

A Bookish Love Story

On their first date, she asked if he wanted to read a book together. He did. Eleven years later, they're still sharing books.

Books That Spark Family Creativity

Keep the whole family engaged with these books that spark creativity.