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.

9 Middle Grade Novels With Disabled Main Characters

These nine middle grade novels with disabled main characters show the depth and breadth of disabled pre-teen experiences.

The Current State of Disability Representation in Children’s Books

This analysis looks at disability representation in children's books and what needs to change in the industry to make it more inclusive.

10 Facts About Madame d’Aulnoy Who Coined The Word Fairytale

Madame d'Aulnoy coined the term fairy tale. She also tried twice to kill someone and was way more popular than Perrault. Find out more!

Create a Fantasy World and Get a Romantic Fantasy Series Recommendation

Build a fantasy world and find a romantic fantasy series to get lost in, from dark and sensual to hilarious and quirky to charming and sweet.

25 Must-Read 2021 Picture Books For Your Child’s Bookshelves

From silly books to #OwnVoices stories and Covid tales, freshen up your child's bookshelves by checking out these 25 picture books from 2021.

Read Harder: A Children’s Book That Centers a Disabled Character But Not Their Disability

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read a children’s book that centers a disabled character but not their disability.

What Fairytale Are You? Take This Quiz To Find Out

This fun fairy tale quiz will assign you a tale and tell you a little bit about your strengths and weaknesses in the process.

25 Must-Read Dystopian Short Stories

Sure, we're living in a dystopia right now, but these 25 must-read dystopian short stories should inspire anyone to rebellion. And many of them are free.

10 Under-the-Radar Fantasy and Science Fiction Books From 2020

From talking tigers to automaton dragons and UFOs, find some of the best 2020 under the radar SFF books you may have missed, including Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters.

Thanks To Nora Roberts For Being My Sex Ed Instructor

One reader gives an homage and a thanks to Nora Roberts for being her sex ed instructor when no one else wanted the job.