Alice B. McGinty

Alice B. McGinty

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.

Alice B. McGinty: Check out a couple of award-winners

It's that time of year when awards begin to flow in for books published in 2017. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators just announced the winners of its Golden Kite Awards, the only children's literature award judged by a jury of peers.

Alice B. McGinty: Two stories that stood out last year

Happy New Year, readers! To remember the past year, here are two beautifully written and illustrated picture books that made the cut of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017.

Alice B. McGinty: Two selections that stood out in 2017

With December come the "best of" lists, where review journals and libraries choose their favorite books of the year. Here are two of my favorite books from the "Best of 2017" lists.