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.

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!

15 Must-Read October Children’s Book Releases

October children's book releases include picture books like Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast by David Ezra Stein, middle grade books like Living With Viola by Rosena Fung, and so much more.

Quiz: Which The Lord of the Rings Character Are You?

Are you steadfast like Samwise? Adventurous like Legolas? Imaginative like Frodo? Take this Lord of the Rings quiz to find out.

What Makes A Good Board Book?

Teethers? Felt flaps? Humor? I spoke with teachers, librarians, and children's bookstagrammers about what they think makes a good board book.

15 Must-Read September Children’s Book Releases

Check out some of the amazing  children's book releases hitting shelves in September, including My Two Border Towns by David Bowles & Erika Meza.

14 Must-Read August Children’s Book Releases

From cat problems to Black joy to immigrant experiences, there’s an August children's book release for every kind of reader this month, including Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi & Juana Martinez-Neal.

Doodle Delights and Pencil Play: 9 Drawing Books for Kids

Keep the kids engaged with creativity with drawing books like How to Draw Cute Stuff: Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever! by Angela Nguyen.