Book Corner: Celebrate Black History, Culture with Picture Books

As publishers do an increasingly better job of producing more books with diverse characters, I am delighted to see more children’s books celebrating a wider variety of people and events—and also more books telling the stories of everyday families. Black History Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate black history and culture with some of…
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Book Corner: Books Give Kids Taste of Travel Before Start of Vacation

Planes, trains, cars; beaches, mountains, cities; friends and family or brand-new faces. Whether summer travel takes children just down the road or across the world, it can be an adventure. Or, honestly, sometimes it can be frustrating or frightening. For children, traveling can bring a mix of emotions. They may be excited to see relatives…
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