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Kristen Kwisnek

Kristen Kwisnek is a public librarian based near Baltimore, Md. who specializes in children’s literature and services. When she’s not reading, writing, or librarian-ing, Kristen can be found with her amazing husband eating something delicious, watching ‘90s music videos, and dreaming of one day having a dog that she’ll pretend is Sirius Black.

10 Picture Books To Broaden the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Palate

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50 this year, and I think he’d want to celebrate with a feast. Using his ...

Meet the Rad Girls of Color for Beginning Readers

When I was in the early stages of my reading life, I inhaled books for beginning readers like Little Bear ...

Tips for Getting the Best Book Recommendations from Your Librarian

If you’re going to ask a librarian for title suggestions, there are some things you can do to make sure you get the best out of the interaction.

8 Year of the Pig Book Releases by Asian American Authors To Add To Your TBR

We're highlighting new books for the Year of the Pig, focusing on authors who come from Asian backgrounds and stories that celebrate the Lunar New Year.

How I Learned To Embrace My DNF Pile

In case you've been working on allowing yourself to DNF (Did Not Finish) books, here are some very good reasons to get that DNF pile started.

Practice Self-Care with Picture Books: 3 Titles To Get You Started

Children’s fun-filled creativity and carefree energy do wonders for my mood and many picture books encapsulate those characteristics perfectly.