Children’s Books, Seth Meyers, and “I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared”

From an Inside the List story by Elizabeth Egan in the New York Times Book Review headlined “Be Not Afraid? Seth Meyers Thinks That’s Baloney.”:

A late-night talk show host wrote a picture book and it landed on the best-seller list.

The Newbery Medal for Best Children’s Book

From a Washington Post story by Christina Barron headlined “‘The Last Cuentista’ wins Newbery Medal for best children’s book”:

The Last Cuentista,” by Donna Barba Higuera, won the John Newbery Medal for Children’s Literature on Monday. The book, which blends science fiction and Mexican folklore, is the 100th book to receive the honor, considered the highest in children’s literature.

Runners-up, called Newbery Honor books, were “Red, White and Whole,” by Rajani LaRocca; “A Snake Falls to Earth,” by Darcie Little Badger; “Too Bright to See,” by Kyle Lukoff; and “Watercress,” written by Andrea Wang.