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.

The Best Children’s Books About Hiking to Bring In Your Backpack

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10 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out July 2024

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10 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out June 2024

June's new children's book releases include picture books about steppin' and school, middle grade books about magic schools and making friends, and so much more.

Love From The Start: 10 Queer Board Books For Baby’s First Library

"Despite relentless book bans, children’s publishers are thankfully continuing to publish wonderful queer board books like these ones."

10 of the Best New Children’s Books Out May 2024

Spring into these new children's book releases for May, which offer something for every kind of reader.

10 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out April 2024

April brings with it a flood of incredible new children's books and books for middle grade readers. Dive on in!