Blog


Follow @kitonlit on Instagram

Librarians have been fighting on a lot of fronts lately, but surely none as fantastical as the world-ending battle facing Ms. Literati, the eponymous hero of The Night Librarian. A smash-up of Night at the Museum and Story Thieves, this action-packed middle grade graphic novel is full of tributes to classic storybook heroes and will be a hit with library-loving kids who dream of getting lost in a story (or in NYPL!). Out in July!
✨📖✨
THE NIGHT LIBRARIAN, by Christopher Lincoln
✨📖✨
@mrbillybones #thenightlibrarian @penguinkids @penguinclassroom #middlegrade #middlegradebooks #mgbookstagram #graphicnovel #kitonlit #librariansofinstagram
Fourteen stories imagine how kids around the world experience the June solstice, their longest or shortest day of the year, depending on proximity to the poles, enhanced with artwork from a regional artist. Travel from Antarctica (where the sun doesn’t rise at all!) to Norway (when it doesn’t ever set!) and learn local dialect and geographic insights along the way! A much-needed global look at a popular STEM subject.
☀️
SOLSTICE: AROUND THE WORLD ON THE LONGEST, SHORTEST DAY, by Jen Breach & various artists
☀️
@whatonearth_books @pubspotlight @jenbreach #summersolstice #midsommer #thelongestday #nonfictionforkids #picturebookstagram #kitonlit
Summertime thrills & chills on the radio with @absolutelymindy today!
😱
THE QUACKEN, by Justin Colón & Pablo Pino
PRETTY UGLY, by David Sedaris & Ian Falconer
BAND CAMP, by Brian “Smitty” Smith
SUMMER VAMP, by Violet Chan Karim
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK, by Remy Lai
😱
@kidsplacelive @siriusxm #kitonlit #librariansofinstagram
Book mail last week did not joke 👀 
Forthcoming titles from @bethatintervals @monicarnaldo @sachalamb.author @christymandin @katharinemcgee @misspowellposts 
👀👀👀
#bookmailisthebestmail #preordernow #kitonlit #kidsbookstagram #librariansofinstagram #themuseumofverybadsmells #americanroyals #yabookstagram #middlegradebooks #picturebookstagram
Juneteenth is just around the corner. Add these new KidLit releases to your holiday collection, then revisit older posts in my Feed for more! If you’ll be at Library of Congress before June 26th, stop by the agile displays on the second floor to see Juneteenth materials from the Library’s collection, curated by by Ahmed Johnson, Reference Librarian, Local History and Genealogy Section!
🖤
SHE PERSISTED: OPAL LEE, by Sheila P. Moses • JUNETEENTH IS, by Natasha Tripplett & Daniel J. O’Brien • THEY BUILT ME FOR FREEDOM, by Tonya Duncan Ellis & Jenin Mohammed
🖤
@natasha_stories @danielostudios  @chroniclekidsbooks @elizabethlazowski @tonyaellisbooks @knotwritenow 
#emancipationpark #houstonproud #juneteenthcelebration #juneteenth
Mistaking her innocence for ignorance, poet-teen Samira is groomed into a toxic relationship with a charismatic older artist she meets online. Years ago Samira was a labeled a “bad girl,” her every move around their Sudanese-American D.C. community judged, and keeping this relationship a secret fans a growing rift between her and her conservative immigrant mother. Through spare and exceptionally powerful verse, using Persephone’s tribulations as a parallel, we are privy to the vulnerability of Samira’s longing, fear, uncertainty, and shame as the predatory exploitation consumes her and devastates dear friendships in its wake. HIGHLY recommended on audio, as the award-winning poet-author narrates the gripping coming-of-age journey.
🖤
BRIGHT RED FRUIT, by Safia Elhillo
🖤
@safiamafia @getunderlined @randomhousekids #novelinverse #teenpoet #poetsofinstagram #sudanese #yabookstagram #booksforteens #kitonlit #audiobookstagram #audiobooksarenotcheating
Can you keep a secret? Ten teenaged girls doing their part for the war effort did — for decades. Former debutantes, math whizzes, and multi-linguists were recruited to various roles at hush-hush Bletchley Park and worked confidentially for years, without speaking of their efforts to even one another. Code-breakers, cipher decryption, early computing—the teens endured brutal hours, often painful labor, and the unrelenting stress of soldiers’ lives on their shoulders. Master storyteller Fleming weaves personal details gleaned from later declassified revelations about their daily lives in their work huts and billets into an engrossing and accessible narrative about women’s under-sung contributions to WWII. Part of a series accessible for middle schoolers that will hold appeal for older readers interested in decoding and historical STEM, this is thoroughly researched and chock full of primary sources, a fascinating read.
•
THE ENIGMA GIRLS: HOW TEN TEENAGERS BROKE CIPHERS, KEPT SECRETS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II, by Candace Fleming
•
@candaceflemingbooks #theenigmagirls #bletchleypark #worldwarii #womenshistory #kitonlit
Are you big? Are you small? Of course it’s all relative. Using fictional representations to compare the scale of a kid versus real-life big, bigger, and then teeny-tiny size differences, readers get a silly yet scientific lesson in perspective. Less storytime, more concept book than most of the familiar author’s work, but reassuring endings will comfort while an index of facts grounds literal thinkers.
💙
ARE YOU BIG? and ARE YOU SMALL?, by Mo Willems
💙
@unionsqandcolibrarymarketing @unionsqandco #itsallrelative #mowillems #stembooks #stemforkids #kitonlit
More #kidlitrippedfromtheheadlines: the biography edition.
•
•
•
#littlerocknine #beyhive #spanishcivilwar #truthisstrangerthanfiction #indianboardingschools #wildlifecrossing #mountainlion #jackierobinson #straycatsofinstagram
MENU