Known for Spreading the Joy of Reading Among Children, Ms. Scatena Was Beloved by the Community and Respected by Her Colleagues
(JAMAICA, N.Y. – January 22, 2020) Queens Public Library today announced that its longtime Whitestone Library Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena, also… READ MORE
For Newbery Medal recipient Erin Entrada Kelly, reading isn’t only entertainment or a diversion. It literally saved her life.
The author explains that she has suffered from chronic depression her entire life: “Without books, I would have felt so much more alone than I already… READ MORE
Christina Matula came to the library this fall to share her first picture book about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, The Shadow in the Moon.Matula grew up celebrating the festival and eating mooncakes, but not knowing about the legend of Hou Yi and Chang’e.“Mooncakes were just… READ MORE
David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include LEAVES, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. His most recent children's picture book, I'm My Own Dog was just released this month. He lives in Kew Gardens, New York.I’m My Own Dog, started out as… READ MORE
January 29 marks the birthday of an animator, illustrator and author whose imagination and style helped define children’s entertainment in the 20th Century. His name may not ring bells for today’s youngsters, but Bill Peet’s work deserves to be explored by a new generation.The… READ MORE