Christmas Book Shopping at John Newbery’s ca. 1765

The Christmas season is a most wonderful time of the year to praise the children’s bookseller.  In this post, I’ll pay tribute to one of the most famous: John Newbery, the friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith, who … Continue reading

A New Picture Book Bio of John Newbery, the Man Behind the Medal

Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books  (2017) is an explanation of where children’s books came from for preschoolers.   This is the first collaboration of author Michelle Markel and illustrator Nancy Carpenter, but they are both … Continue reading