Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and she’s brought that same decorative energy to her adult life. Margaret has an MA in English with a concentration in writing and has worked as a bookseller and adjunct English professor. She’s currently a freelance writer and editor, and in addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in School Library Journal, BuzzFeed News, The Lily, Parents,, and more. She particularly loves children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, and any books with disabled characters. You can read more about her bookish and parenting shenanigans in Book Riot’s twice-weekly The Kids Are All Right newsletter. You can also follow her kidlit bookstagram account @BabyLibrarians, or on Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out September 2023

September children’s book releases include many lovely books about activism, community, hope, and celebrating identity.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out August 2023

Check out these great August children's book releases, like Make a Move, Sunny Park by Jessica Kim and River of Mariposas by Mirelle Ortega.

Walking Away From Omelas: Connecting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Short Story to Our Current Political Climate

A reader considers similarities between "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin and leaving her city due to discrimination.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out July 2023

New children’s book releases include clever nonfiction picture books, thrilling middle grade fantasies, and more.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out June 2023

Get ready for the summer with these 12 June children's book releases, including Hawaiian fantasy Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out May 2023

May children's book releases include a hilarious new picture book by Adam Rex and a magical middle grade by Leah Johnson, Ellie Engle Saves Herself.

12 of the Best New Children’s Books Out April 2023

Check out new books that center immigration, disability, LGBTQ+ pride, and more in this list of April children's book releases.

12 of the Best New Children’s Books Out March 2023

Check out these new March children's book releases, including books by Indigenous creators Joy Harjo, Michaela Goede, and Carole Lindstrom. Start off with Link + Hud: Heroes by a Hair by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out February 2023

These new February children's book releases includes new books by Dan Santat, Grace Lin, and more, plus a super hero pancake and boba tea. Start off with Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out January 2023

January children's book releases are on fire with a new book by Kwame Alexander called An American Story, Emma Straub's picture book debut, and more.