Jesse Doogan

Jesse Doogan writes about food, faith, books, and DIY projects, and sometimes even puts these things on her blog. She works in publishing and lives near Chicago with her cat. She tweets about all these things at @jadoogan.   Blog Twitter: @jadoogan

10 Picture Book Biographies of Authors to Show Kids How to Use Their Words

These picture book biographies of authors, including John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien, show children how they can use their words to describe their inner and outer worlds.

So You’re Stuck in a Cozy Mystery: A Survival Kit

Listen, if you’re planning a life of amateur sleuthing, you’re going to have to be prepared. First, you need to look like a detective.

What Makes a Good Book Club Question?

What makes for a good book club question? Here are some tips to consider before your next book club meeting.

Picture Books for Back-to-School Jitters

It's that time of year! These picture books about kids heading off to school will help your little one conquer any back-to-school jitters, including King of Kindergarten written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

10 Cozy Mysteries for a Gentle Thrill (+ a Bonus!)

Don't let the charm of charm of that seaside village or sun-drenched winery fool you... get into these cozy mysteries for a gentle thrill!

10 Terrific Touch-and-Feel Books like PAT THE BUNNY

These touch-and-feel books for toddlers, including Scales & Tales by PBS Kids, keep kids entertained and help foster a lifelong love of books and reading.

8 of The Best Creepy Crawly Picture Books

Here are some picture books on lives of creepy crawly bugs, some of which are told in first person (or insect).

Netflix for Book Discovery and Other Problems

Is book discovery an issue for readers or a publishing issue? Would a "Netflix for books" help? One writer explores options.

Mindy Kaling Selects First Book for Mindy’s Book Studio

Mindy Kaling has partnered with Amazon Studios to launch her own "story studio," and here are the first books she's selected for partnership.

What Goes Into a Book’s Appearance?

If you've ever wondered what goes into a book's appearance, a publishing house insider details the process.