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.

Why Are The Same Fairytales Retold Again And Again?

Six authors discuss the cyclical magic of fairytales and the problematic influence of Western media on fairytale retellings.

9 Medieval Poets You Will Actually Enjoy Reading

Not all medieval poetry is boring. It can be sexy, searing, poignant, and graceful. Here are 9 such examples of medieval poets everyone can enjoy.

Best Comics We Read January–March 2020

Rioters tell you their favorite recent comic reads!

What If The Little Mermaid Learned Sign Language? Thoughts About Fairytales and Disability

An analysis of disability in fairytales, from disability memoirs, THE WITCHER, and PET. Can disability stories in fairytales be used to transform society?

Quiz: Which Magical City Should You Live In?

In magical cities, everything is possible. Take this quiz and find out which magical city from fantasy you should live in.

The Berbellion Prize: A New Award for Disabled Writers

The Berbellion Prize is a new award for an author whose "work has best spoken of the experience of chronic illness and/or disability."

Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners Announced By The American Library Association

Here are the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards from the American Library Association!

Help Children Live Their Best Bookish Life

The best literary life for children includes reading logs, bookish lamps, plenty of bookish decor, and giving/participating in bookish charities.

Take This Lord Of The Rings Quiz To Find Your Next Fantasy Read

Find your next perfect fantasy read with this LORD OF THE RINGS quiz.

Don’t Miss Out On These 5 Excellent Graphic Memoirs From 2019

Check out these 5 not to miss graphic memoirs from 2019, perfect for reaching end of the year goals or for reading anytime.