Twenty by Jenny invites you to build your child's library one book at a time.

Jenny recommends 20 classics, in each of four age groups, to get you started. Each month, her complimentary email newsletter recommends a brand new book in each age group so you can continue to expand your selections.

With more than 9,000 children's books published each year, it's hard to judge the best. Twenty by Jenny will recommend the top picks for you.

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Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson, named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.

Jacqueline Woodson

Awarded every two years, the $25,000 laureate title is given "to a living writer in recognition of a career devoted to writing exceptional poetry for young readers." We liked the way Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito described the far-reaching range of her work: "Jacqueline Woodson is an elegant, daring, and restlessly innovative writer."

Have you seen our author interviews?

New from BEA: Twenty by Jenny in conversation with Newbery Medalists Kate DiCamillo and Cynthia Voigt; and also a panel of middle-grade authors.

1) Stephan Pastis, syndicated cartoonist for Pearls Before Swine, discusses his first children's book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made with Jenny Brown in an iTunes podcast.

2) Katherine Paterson and her longtime editor, Virginia Buckley, discuss Bridge to Terabithia.

3) Katherine Paterson and Virginia Buckley discuss The Day of the Pelican.

4) Kate DiCamillo takes us inside her writing process.

5) Kate DiCamillo discusses The Magician's Elephant.

6) Sharon Creech and her editor, Joanna Cotler, discuss her process on Love that Dog.

7) Sharon Creech and Joanna Cotler discuss The Unfinished Angel.


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