“And the Award Goes To…” 2017 Youth Media Awards!

On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of the medals2017 Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Awards, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and several others. Continue Reading

Favorite Winter Books

Happy New Year, ManaFriends!

We don’t know about you, but after the holidays, it’s easy for us to fall into the “winter blues.” We’re cooped up inside; colds and the flu seem to spread like wildfire; and the next few months stretch ahead like one chilly, gray blur. Sound familiar?  Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, which means colder weather (in theory), festive music, lots of food… and puzzling over what to buy for gifts this year.

We know that, as much fun as gift giving is, it can be daunting and even stressful. But we’re here to help!  Continue Reading