How Baby Librarians Got Started

In the endless and exhausting days of newborn life, two mom friends and fellow Book Riot contributors, Margaret Kingsbury and Jen Sherman, decided to start a children’s book blog where their babies pretended to have a book club and discuss children’s books with one another. That idea morphed into more traditional book reviews, and eventually Jen decided to work on other projects and the blog is now run exclusively by Margaret, me! I love helping readers of all ages find diverse children’s books. Make sure to follow Baby Librarians on Instagram and Facebook. I’m over there more than I am here!

Headshot, Margaret KingsburyMargaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, website assistant, and all-around book nerd. She’s a contributing editor and children’s book reviewer for Book Riot, where she writes their twice-weekly children’s newsletter, The Kids Are All Right, and monthly new children’s book release roundups. She’s also a former newsletter editor and book reviewer for BuzzFeed Books. Her other pieces — which mainly focus on books, disability, and parenting — have also appeared in School Library Journal,, Parents, The Lily, The Nashville Scene, SFWA, Earth Island Journal, and more.

Margaret’s short stories and poems have been published in Abyss & Apex, Devilfish Review, Pulp Literature, DreamForge, Frozen Wavelets, and Nonbinary Review, among other publications. She taught university English for four years and worked in a giant used bookstore for twelve. She and her family live in Nashville, TN, where she can be found chasing her preschooler, reorganizing bookshelves, and hiking. She is currently working on writing her own picture books and novels.

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