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From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Here in the upper Mid­west most of us are wait­ing for the oth­er shoe to drop. We’ve had a hint of win­ter, and we all sus­pect the real thing will arrive soon.  Mean­while, the land­scape is brown, with the occa­sion­al flash of col­or from hol­i­day trim­mings, birds, blaze orange out­er­wear.  The Nation­al Book Awards were bestowed last month at what’s prob­a­bly the fan­ci­est book event in the U.S.… more


From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Thank good­ness for pub­lic libraries. I’ve been a user and fan for well over 50 years now, but for the last eight months, as I’ve worked with the oth­er bookol­o­gists putting togeth­er the mag­a­zine, I’ve put more book miles on my card than in many years com­bined. My local library is the largest in a con­sor­tium of near­ly 50 libraries in west­ern Wis­con­sin, which means deliv­ery of spe­cial requests hap­pens quick­ly; that reach and speed has been a key ele­ment in my abil­i­ty to keep up with the nec­es­sary book work.… more


From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Wel­come! It’s the first Tues­day of the month and time to launch a new month of Bookol­o­gy. Our Octo­ber Book­storm™ has as its cen­ter­piece the won­der­ful pic­ture book Bulldozer’s Big Day, the first time we’ve focused on a pic­ture book for young read­ers. Bulldozer’s Big Day was writ­ten by Sib­ert hon­or author Can­dace Flem­ing and illus­trat­ed by Calde­cott Medal­ist Eric Rohmann.… more


From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Wel­come to Bookol­o­gy. Thank you for com­ing back, or check­ing us out for a first look, or for paus­ing if you land­ed here by acci­dent. Return­ing read­ers know that each month much of our con­tent is con­nect­ed to the magazine’s month­ly cen­ter­piece: the Book­storm™, a bib­li­og­ra­phy of books and web­sites com­piled and writ­ten by our chief Bookol­o­gist, Vic­ki Palmquist, which has at its start­ing point a sin­gle book.… more

Sputnik 1

From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Wel­come to the sixth issue of Bookol­o­gy. This mon­th’s Book­storm™ Book is Catch You Lat­er, Trai­tor, the lat­est nov­el by New­bery medal­ist Avi. Set in the 1950s in New York City dur­ing the era of com­­mu­nist-hunt­ing, the nov­el explores the long and fright­en­ing reach of gov­ern­ment into pri­vate lives under the guise of secu­ri­ty and patri­o­tism and how a point­ed and accus­ing fin­ger can cause so much dam­age. … more


From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley I made my pro­fes­sion­al entrance into the world of children’s books in the ear­ly 1990s when the first of my YA nov­els was pub­lished. One thing that has changed dras­ti­cal­ly since then is the increased media cov­er­age; YA lit is an espe­cial­ly big show right now. While you still run across some ves­ti­gial arti­cles of the “Should Adults Read Children’s Books” nature, gone are the days when a children’s book author would be dis­missed out of hand as not being a real writer, espe­cial­ly by writ­ers of lit­er­ary fic­tion and poet­ry.… more


From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley The con­flu­ence of sci­ence and art is at the heart of this month’s Book­storm™ book, Scaly Spot­ted Feath­ered Frilled by Cather­ine Thimmesh. In con­ver­sa­tions about school cur­ricu­lum, STEM (sci­ence-tech­nol­o­­gy-engi­neer­ing-math) turned into STEAM (+arts) quite some time ago. But why were sci­ence and art ever detached from each oth­er? I sus­pect the truth is that wher­ev­er learn­ing has occurred, they nev­er were detached.… more


From the Editor

  by Mar­sha Qua­ley Hap­py Birth­day, Nan­cy Drew! For the last few days it’s been hard to nav­i­gate online with­out stum­bling across some cel­e­bra­to­ry mus­ing about the tit­ian-haired hero­ine turn­ing 85. Which main char­ac­ters from recent YA and children’s lit do you think could be the sub­ject of such atten­tion eight decades down the road? This month’s Book­storm™ book is a graph­ic nov­el, Lowrid­ers in Space.more

Dog and bird

From the Editor

by Mar­sha Qua­ley It’s the first Tues­day of the month, and all the Wind­ing Oak bookol­o­gists are a bit breath­less but hap­py to be open­ing this sec­ond issue of Bookol­o­gy. We’ve been so grat­i­fied by the warm response to the mag­a­zine. Thank you. In this April edi­tion you’ll find anoth­er Book­storm™ at the cen­ter of every­thing.… more


From the Editor: Welcome

by Mar­sha Qua­ley Wel­come to Bookol­o­gy. What began almost a year ago as a con­ver­sa­tion among col­leagues has now tak­en shape and arrived on your vir­tu­al doorstep: an e‑magazine ded­i­cat­ed to nur­tur­ing the essen­tial con­ver­sa­tion about the role of children’s books in the K‑8 class­room. That meet­ing was con­vened by Vic­ki and Steve Palmquist, own­ers and founders of Wind­ing Oak and per­haps more famil­iar to many of you as the founders and heart­beat of Children’s Lit­er­a­ture Net­work, an orga­ni­za­tion they rolled up last year after pro­vid­ing 12 years of lead­er­ship as well as an unpar­al­leled online plat­form for com­mu­ni­ca­tion between children’s book cre­ators and the adults who love those books.… more

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