By Sophie

  • Let’s start off with some award winners: this year’s Newbery Medal (for best US children’s book, basically) was won by Dave Eggers for The Eyes and the Impossible (illustrated by Shawn Harris). The Caldecott Medal (for best illustrations of a children’s book) was awarded to Vashti Harrison for Big. Jason Allen-Paisant won the T. S Elliot Prize for Self-Portrait as Othello.

  • I know we’re in February already, but I can’t resist sharing this list of New Year, New You books by Powell’s. A list in which 9 good habits non-fiction titles are paired with 9 terrible habit fictions. You get to choose which side of yourself to embrace!
  • Gen Z loves the library. And when I visited the central library in The Hague last weekend, every desk there was filled up with young folk, so in that regard it’s true. Hopefully the rest of the generations will visit, go to events, and borrow books as well!
  • And finally, may you all have an insightful and inspiring Black History Month! See some of the titles featured on our highlights list below.