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, StarTrek.com, 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.

12 of the Best New Children’s Books Out March 2023

Check out these new March children's book releases, including books by Indigenous creators Joy Harjo, Michaela Goede, and Carole Lindstrom. Start off with Link + Hud: Heroes by a Hair by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out February 2023

These new February children's book releases includes new books by Dan Santat, Grace Lin, and more, plus a super hero pancake and boba tea. Start off with Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles.

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out January 2023

January children's book releases are on fire with a new book by Kwame Alexander called An American Story, Emma Straub's picture book debut, and more.

10 of the Best New Children’s Books Out in December 2022

From new books by Stacey Abrams and Aram Kim to an Enola Holmes graphic novel, there are lots of excellent December children's book releases.

9 of the Best New Children’s Books Out November 2022

These new children's books out this month center joy and community, and include books like My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant.

10 New Children’s Books by Native American & Indigenous Authors To Read For Native American Heritage Month

Find new children's books by Native American authors for Native American Heritage Month, including Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Illustrated by Julie Flett.

12 Must-Read October Children’s Book Releases

With empowering middle grade like Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and silly picture books, October children's book releases are pretty awesome!

12 Must-Read September Children’s Book Releases

The best new children's books hitting shelves in September 2022.

12 Must-Read August Children’s Book Releases

August children's book releases are hot, and include super sweet grandma picture books, lots of disability representation, and Ride On for horse kids.

12 Must-Read July Children’s Book Releases

July children's book releases include sweet grandparent books, like Berry Song by Michaela Goade, portal fantasies, and more.