Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury’s short stories and poems have appeared in Devilfish Review, Pulp Literature, Nonbinary Review, and Expanded Horizons. When she’s not writing BR posts, short stories, poems, novels, ANYTHING—or reading—she’s either chasing her book-eating baby or ogling books in the giant used bookstore she works at (or some other stray job she’s acquired). She and her family live in Nashville, TN and are the proud owners of many, many books. Follow her on Instagram @areaderlymom or @babylibrarians, and follow her kid lit reviews on babylibrarians.com.

20 Must-Read Halloween Books for Preschoolers

Witches! Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! These 20 must-read Halloween books for preschoolers are sure to delight young readers for read-alouds, including Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht and Jarvis.

8 YA Fantasy Novels Set In Far-Flung Corners Of The Earth

Travel from the streets of Seoul to the rainforests of the Amazon with these lush YA fantasy books set in far-off places.

9 Under-the-Radar Fairytale and Folktale Retellings

Check out these under-the-radar fairytale and folktale retellings, including little known works like This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire and the Fantastic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

10 Great Children’s Books About Voting and Elections

From board books perfect for baby hands to engaging picture books, check out our ten favorite children's books about voting.

8 Writers Discuss How Fairytales Can Disrupt The Status Quo

Writers Ashley Poston, Melissa Bashardoust, Alix E. Harrow, and more discuss how their fairytale retellings reflect their modern values.

20 Must-Read Books About The U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by reading some of these 20 books about women's suffrage. Books for all ages are included.

Once Upon A Time There Were 8 LGBTQ+ Fairytales From 2020

Check out these 8 LGBTQ+ fairytales from 2020 for a queer once upon a time, from a new Anna-Marie McLemore to a Black Cinderella who smashes the patriarchy.

Why Are The Same Fairytales Retold Again And Again?

Six authors discuss the cyclical magic of fairytales and the problematic influence of Western media on fairytale retellings.

9 Medieval Poets You Will Actually Enjoy Reading

Not all medieval poetry is boring. It can be sexy, searing, poignant, and graceful. Here are 9 such examples of medieval poets everyone can enjoy.

Best Comics We Read January–March 2020

Rioters tell you their favorite recent comic reads!

What If The Little Mermaid Learned Sign Language? Thoughts About Fairytales and Disability

An analysis of disability in fairytales, from disability memoirs, THE WITCHER, and PET. Can disability stories in fairytales be used to transform society?

Quiz: Which Magical City Should You Live In?

In magical cities, everything is possible. Take this quiz and find out which magical city from fantasy you should live in.

The Berbellion Prize: A New Award for Disabled Writers

The Berbellion Prize is a new award for an author whose "work has best spoken of the experience of chronic illness and/or disability."

Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners Announced By The American Library Association

Here are the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards from the American Library Association!

Help Children Live Their Best Bookish Life

The best literary life for children includes reading logs, bookish lamps, plenty of bookish decor, and giving/participating in bookish charities.

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