Day: May 11, 2012

This Week’s Tweets and Pins

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts that you might find interesting:

You can also see my tweets and pins about libraries, ebooks and censorship on my Sites & Soundbytes blog.

Children’s Galleys to Grab: BEA 2012 #kidlit

Cybils: Two Cybils judges get a promotion to the Newbery and Caldecott committees! #kidlit #blogging

EL James has written a ya paranormal romance

Giving the Gift of Reading, Children’s Librarians Feed Young Imaginations – Vineyard Gazette Online #libraries

How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development : The Childrens Book Review #kidlit #reading

Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author, Dies at 83 – the loss of a legend #kidlit

The Return of ‘Rocket’

Sendak’s Legacy: Helping Kids ‘Survive Childhood’ : NPR – a lovely tribute

Spring YA fantasy covers take wing! An utterly gorgeous display of what’s new and upcoming. Which cover is your fav?

Stacked: So You Want to Read YA?: Guest Post from Lee Wind #yalit

Studies show 91% of kids are more likely to finish a book they choose themselves. We’ve got a FAB selection for summer@

Tara Brings Fresh International Perspectives to Picture Books #kidlit

Walter Dean Myers’ lesson to children: Read – #kidlit #reading

Yer A Kindle, Harry! Amazon/Pottermore Offer All Seven HP Books In Kindle Lending Library #kidlit

Children’s Choice Book Award Winners

The winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced on May 7th.  Here are the winners in each category:


K-2 Book of the Year – Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack

3-4 Book of the Year – Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

5-6 Book of the Year – Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt


Teen Book of the Year – Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Author of the Year – Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Illustrator of the Year – Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck