With June being our month of tolerance, many of our recommended picturebooks really support the UN’s world Here is an interesting read for the librarians and teacher / librarians in the PEPELT community. This blog post discusses the pros & cons of various methods used by librarians to put readers in contact with LGBTQ+ resources.

And finally, Sydney Smith: “Picture books can be a safe place for readers to explore the whole spectrum of emotion. Sometimes you don’t have words for those emotions. You don’t know what to call them. That’s okay. Picture books, there’s no judgment, only understanding. Picture books speak to the essence of human existence.” Have a listen to award-winning author and illustrator Sydney Smith – he just won his second Kate Greenaway Medal for Small in the City (Walker Books).