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Male Characters Still Outnumber Female Characters in Children’s Books

The giraffe or elephant main character in your children's book is probably male.

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2022 Edgar Award Nominations

This is the 76th Annual Edgar Awards, named after Edgar Allan Poe. The winners will be announced April 28, 2022.

Little Free Library’s Action Book Club has an Environmental Theme in 2022

They are also hosting a giveaway to win a selection of Action Book Club titles or an eco-friendly Little Free Library made of recycled jugs.

High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

The district is reportedly enforcing "neutrality" in their programming by cancelling anti-racism, Pride, and social justice events.

Bookstore Receives Payment for Books 50 Years Later

Waterstones Gower Street received a letter with money for books the anonymous sender forgot to pay for in 1974.

Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

The copy of Iron Widow will be signed and personalized, and proceeds for the sale will go to charity. The auction ends January 18th, 2022.

The U.S. Postal Service is Issuing a THE GIVING TREE Forever Stamp

The USPS has announced some of its 2022 Forever stamp designs, which includes one in honor of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

Mariah Carey is Publishing Her First Children’s Book: THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS

Mariah Carey, known as the Queen of Christmas for "All I Want for Christmas Is You," is releasing a Christmas-themed picture book.

Right Wing Group Demands Censorship Action From Attorney General: This Week’s Book Censorship News, January 14, 2022

This week's look at books being challenged across the US, including Gender Queer, Looking for Alaska, This One Summer, and more.

The Canada Reads 2022 Longlist Has Been Announced

The CBC has announced the longlist for this year's Canada Reads. It will be narrowed down to the final 5 on January 26th.