Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, website assistant, and all-around book nerd based in Nashville, TN. In addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in BuzzFeed Books, School Library Journal, Star Trek, Parents, The Lily, SFWA, and more. She writes children’s books and fantasy miscellanea in the slivers of time between parenting, working, and reading. Once upon a time, she worked as an English adjunct and a bookseller, but she much prefers work-from-home life. In her free time, she hikes and talks to birds. One day, she’ll understand their responses. Follow her on Instagram @BabyLibrarians or Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

10 Must-Read June Children’s Book Releases

These June children’s book releases are some of the best yet, with Japanese dragons, asthmatic protagonists, Black girl magic, and more, like The Lost Ryū by Emi Watanabe Cohen.

12 Must-Read May Children’s Book Releases

From cats in space to pride parades and summer fun, there are so many good May children's book releases. Check them out!

12 Must-Read April Children’s Book Releases

April children's book releases feature new books by award winning authors like Kyle Lukoff and Dan Santat as well as fantastic debuts.

12 Must-Read March Children’s Book Releases

From Nina LaCour’s debut picture book Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle to new middle grade with disability rep, there are so many exciting March children’s books releases.

9 Ableist Tropes In Fiction I Could Do Without

These 9 ableist tropes are often seen in contemporary fiction, and this disabled reader would like to see more nuance.

15 Must-Read February Children’s Book Releases

February children’s book releases include books by well-known authors like Pam Muñoz Ryan, who wrote Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs .

15 Must-Read January Children’s Book Releases

From lyrical odes to Asian heritage to the first f/f crush in a picture book, January children’s book releases have lots to choose from, like Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild & Charlene Chua.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into Judging A Children’s Book Award

Here's what it's really like to judge a children's book award, including the surprising best part of the process (it's not the free books!)

11 Must-Read December Children’s Book Releases

The crisp weather makes it the perfect time to snuggle up with a little one and read these 11 December children's book releases.

12 Must-Read November Children’s Book Releases

From new books by Jason Reynolds and Andrea Beaty to powerful books about Black history, November children's book releases have lots of gems!