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.

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.

Quiz: Create Your Perfect Night In and Get a #Relatable Comic Book Recommendation

Create your perfect night in with this quiz to find a #relatable comic book that can be read in a single sitting.

9 Magical, Winter Fantasy Books to Read Under a Warm Blanket

These 10 winter fantasy books set in Russian snows, frosty Norse myth, and more are sure to give readers magical, wintry feelings.

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.