Author Archives: Amy Broadmoore

New! Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly

Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly is the third book in what is, in my mind, an early reader series that belongs in every school library collection. The early reader market is dominated by books aimed at kids who enjoy laugh … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Book Giving Day this February 14th

International Book Giving Day is coming up soon: February 14th! (Yep, that’s also Valentine’s Day.) For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting books in the hands of as many … Continue reading

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New! Take Away the A

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There are many more alphabet books in the world than the world needs. Against poor odds, French authors Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo have created an alphabet book worthy of adding to any … Continue reading

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Big Plans for 2015

In December, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a library science master’s degree. Post-graduation, I have been dreaming and scheming about what I would like to do with Delightful Children’s Books, and I thought I would share some of … Continue reading

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The Mock Caldecott: Who Doesn’t Enjoy a Good Competition?

This year, more than any other, it is hard for me to contain my excitement as I read about Mock Caldecott competitions being held in schools and public libraries. With Mock Caldecott competitions, kids are invited to select a winning book from a … Continue reading

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Superhero Comics for Kids

Next up in my comics series — superhero comics. As previously mentioned, I am taking a comics advising course this semester, which has inspired me to write a series of posts in which I recommend my favorite comics for kids. … Continue reading

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5 Comic Strip Anthologies for Kids

I am excited to be taking a comics advising course this semester with Professor Carol Tilley of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. For this course, I am reading through various types of comics — comic strips, superhero comics, graphic novels, manga … Continue reading

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How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

When my son Jack was in preschool, he read Charlotte’s Web aloud fluently to his classmates. When he was in kindergarten, he began disappearing into his room for a few hours every afternoon to read. My son is known for … Continue reading

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The 2014 ALA Award Winners: The Tip of the Iceberg

The ALA award winners were just announced yesterday, including the Caldecott winner (Locomotive by Brian Floca) and the Newbery winner (Flora & Ulysess by Kate DiCamillo). The most popular question bantered around since the announcements has been: Did the Caldecott … Continue reading

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International Book Giving Day 2014 Poster Unveiled

International Book Giving Day is coming up soon: February 14th! (Yep, that’s also Valentine’s Day.) For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting books in the hands of as many … Continue reading

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