Realistic Stories: The Next Big Thing?

I’m often asked – whether while working at Kaleidoscope or at conferences or in general conversation – what’s the next big thing going to be in children’s and young adult literature? I have to admit, my most common answer is: “Time Travel, I just know it’s coming back.” But that’s mostly …

Welcome to Canada!

Yep, that’s right – January’s theme is Canadian children’s literature. Welcome to Canada! Canada is home to a wealth of authors and illustrators, and our discussion of all things Canadian children’s literature may or may nor include mention of such authors/illustrators extraordinaire as Ann Blades Paulette Bourgeois Elizabeth Cleaver Stefan …