Read with River

Picturebook Manuscript Editing, Feedback, and Private workshopping available.

Bookstagang Best of 2021 Awards

The third annual Boosktagang Best of 2021 awards is a judged list of the very best new release picture books of the year! Meet our panel of judges, and find out more!


The Bookstagang Guild is a community of established picturebook influencers interested in making connections with each other, sharing opportunities and, collaboration!

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The Picture Bookstagang Podcast

Join @Readwithriver and other hosts @inclusivestorytime & @thetinyactivists every week for discussions on early literacy, picturebooks, and interviews with authors and illustrators.


Check out the Bookstagang Best of 2021 Judges Panel!

More Books Less Crap

Reviews of toys that absolutely sucked, and great books you should buy instead!

Demystifying Publishing Series

What goes into publishing a book? Who is involved? In this series we break down the practical elements of producing and selling a book.


One of my favourite series, Librarian Fight Club is where we work through problematic elements of kidlit.

Bookstagang Best 2019

The very first Bookstagang awards, 2019!

Originally called the Read with River Book Club!

Book Inspired Crafts, Arts, Activities

Using Books as a base, check out these ideas for various Inquiry, Exploration, STEM, and fun projects!

Early Literacy

Quick Guides on different aspects of early literacy, how to choose the right books, how to support your child at home!

Literacy Based Music Teaching

Lesson Plans and Articles for Parents and teachers to support musical skill building and exploration using picture books as an anchor. No previous experience necessary.

Need help figuring out Instagram?

What is expected of an author on Instagram? How does it work? I break it down.

Curated Book Lists for every Child

Looking for books about a certain theme, subject, or style? Check out our recommendations! We’ve got something for everyone.

“We know books, we have a lot of them.”


Check out our instagram page @ReadWithRiver to keep up with our daily book adventures!

Follow our hashtag #Librarianfightclub for exciting discussions about books!

About Us

Alessandra is a teacher in Toronto, specializing in early music and Kindergarten.

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