Alice B. McGinty

Alice B. McGinty

Alice B. McGinty | Stories deliver unique takes on fun

Autumn is rolling in and soccer season beginning. Here are two new voices from different cultural backgrounds, each bringing us their unique takes on play, friendship, joy, communication and overcoming struggles.

Join the soccer game as you read "The Field" (2017, NorthSouth Books, written by Baptiste Paul, illustrated by Jaqueline Alcantara (from Illinois), ages 3-8).

Alice B. McGinty | Stories featuring friendship, adventure

Summer is winding down and the school year starting up. I hope, your young readers can look back at the summer and remember special adventures with friends and family. These two new picture books are a great way to celebrate adventures and friends.

Alice B. McGinty | Artful biographies of unusual artists

To make sure young readers' minds stay sharp this summer, here are two new picture book biographies, each telling the story of very unusual artists, and each true works of art in their own right.

Alice B. McGinty | Two fantastic discoveries this summer

Summer's travels have brought me as near as the local library and as far as Toronto, Canada. Both ventures have led to the discovery of new and wonderful picture books.

Alice B. McGinty | Good reads to celebrate America

July 4 is approaching, and these two picture books, written by immigrants to America, provide a great way for young readers to celebrate their country.

Alice B. McGinty | Get ready for summer

Warm weather is here. Ready for a picnic — or how about a "Pignic?" These two new picture books are a great way for young readers to recognize and celebrate the joys of summer.

Alice B. McGinty | Two stories to celebrate spring

Could it be that spring is finally blowing in to stay? Here are two new picture books that have just blown in with the springtime wind.

Alice B. McGinty | Trips lead to two great biographies

Two recent trips have given me the opportunity to connect with two fantastic new picture book biographies.

Alice B. McGinty | Two American Library Association award-winners to check out

In browsing through many of the 2018 American Library Association award-winning books, here are two that caught my eye.

Alice B. McGinty: Illinois author worthy of prestigious honor

The American Library Association just announced the winners of its annual children's literature awards. The prestigious 2018 Caldecott Medal, given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to Illinois author-illustrator Matthew Cordell.