“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . .” 

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


A New Reading List from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

In the mood for a little window shopping? Try this Reading List.

In the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, authors and artists join forces to create a wonderful kaleidoscope of books.

I’m a member and I love getting our colorful magazine. The short articles are decorated with cameos of original and whimsical illustration. It’s exciting to see work made by living artists.

Another sneaky advantage of finding new favorite authors at SCBWI: They are still alive to write and illustrate more books. 🙂 I love when there are more books, don’t you?


illustrated covers for SCBWI

If you are looking for books for the kids in your life, check out SCBWI’s Reading List. It’s a convenient way to get inspired.

Get the perfect gift ideas for the beloved readers in your life! Or for your next trip to the library.

Happy Reading!


P.S. This month’s list (July 2021) includes my book Under Pressure With a Squash: The Multiplication Problem and many more.

P.P.S. If you are shopping for a school or library, find detailed book information on the Library Love page.

Why trust these recommendations for kids' books? Because people who make children's books tend to be hopeful and appreciate beauty.