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.

How the Patriarchy Took Over Women’s Once Upon a Time

One Rioter makes connections between the #metoo movement and women storytellers in fairy tale history. Women are reclaiming their stories.

Black and White Board Books: An Essential for a Newborn’s Library

Black and white board books are an essential for every newborn's library. This list will make perfect additions to your little one's library, or perfect baby shower presents.

Must-Read January New Releases

Rioters recommend the January new releases they're most excited for!

2017 World Fantasy Award Winners

The 2017 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced! Check out the list of winners (and the new award statue)!

7 Monstrous, Feminist, and Free Short Stories

Only 7 days until Halloween! What better way to get your scare on then with these 7 monstrous, feminist, and, best of all, free shorts. One for every day.

Beware of Dragons (Or Not): 50 Of The Best Epic Fantasy Series

50 of the best epic, high fantasy series to keep you busy!

A Reader’s Guide to Goodreads Groups

A guide to using Goodreads groups for readers who want a place to discuss books with other readers, find new books, and relive that lit class experience.

My Bookstore Anniversary

After celebrating her 10th anniversary with a bookstore, one book buyer reflects on how many things have changed, both for herself and the store.

The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 List!

The National Book Foundation has chosen their 2017 5 debut writers under 35, and they're all women! It's a fantastic, diverse list of must-read authors.

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.