Archive for January 11, 2013


Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 Shortlist

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 Shortlist has been announced.  The Blue Peter Book Awards are given in two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.  Eligible books have been published in the last year.  Winners are chosen by a children’s vote and will be announced on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Best Story Nominees

 Hero on a Bicycle 

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes

Tom Gates – Genius Ideas (Mostly) by Liz Pichon

 

Best Book with Facts Nominees

House of Horrors (Horrible Science) Walter Tull's Scrapbook. by Michaela Morgan Fantastic Mr. Dahl

Horrible Science: House of Horrors by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles

Walter Tull’s Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan

Fantastic Mr. Dahl by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake

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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

100 Chapter Books You MUST Read to Your Children!! | Chasing Supermom http://buff.ly/UFf86l

ALA 2013 Youth Media Awards will be announced on January 28th at 8 am PST! Yippee! http://buff.ly/WzGPrd

BBC Enlists Famous Children’s Authors To Pen Doctor Who | The Mary Sue http://buff.ly/TOujpV

CJ Daugherty’s top 10 secret society books | Children’s books – http://buff.ly/11k6Su8

Interview with children’s book author Ame Dyckman about BOY + BOT, picture books & writing process – Inkygir http://buff.ly/WFnQeV

Jo Knowles – Live Your Life: A Theme and a Challenge for 2013 http://buff.ly/WyTOte

‘Polar Bear Morning,’ by Lauren Thompson, and More in the NY Times – http://buff.ly/WDPNUA #kidlit

TED Blog | 10 great children’s books that will become classicshttp://buff.ly/11gmcrT

E-BOOKS

Douglas County Acquires 10,000 E-Book Titles from Smashwords | ALA TechSource http://buff.ly/TOB0Zd

Why Amazon Won’t Give You Free Digital Copies of Your Movies and Books http://buff.ly/11kkiq8

LIBRARIES

Helsinki Central Library

As Use of Libraries Grows, Government Support Has Eroded -http://NYTimes.com http://buff.ly/Wz5rAr

Book Forest Library in Berlin – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/VREhpU

Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering -http://buff.ly/11dlsDY

DAFUQ You Say to Me?: CNBC Calls Librarian one of the 10 Least Stressful Jobs for 2013 « The Magpie Librarian http://buff.ly/11jP8iM

Douglas County, Smashwords Refine Selection Tools for Bulk Ebook Purchases – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/11fQ33L #ebooks

Emerald Fennell’s top 10 villainesses | Children’s bookshttp://buff.ly/Zkk41G #kidlit

Kids Rule In The Land Of ‘Hokey Pokey’ : NPR – an interview with Jerry Spinelli http://buff.ly/Sdy7Ed

New 10 States Sticking Up for Public Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse

River Falls Public Library’s motorcycle exhibit woos bikers and bookish … quietly http://buff.ly/11j8dSc

School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/11gm3EP

Screwy Decimal: 5 Reasons Being a Librarian Is Stressful http://buff.ly/TOQFHU - A sane, funny response to the idiotic CNBC article

Stacked: On being busy and being stressed http://buff.ly/Wz6vEm

Turning a new page: Libraries hoping to attract new ‘customers’ » Naples Daily News http://buff.ly/WophhE

PRIVACY

How Generation Y really feels about online privacy | CES 2013|CNET Blogs http://buff.ly/UNYO38

PUBLISHING

Penguin Random House merger begins a new chapter for publishing | Books http://buff.ly/118ji8m

READING

Gorgeous books

The Best Books of 2012 | GeekDad http://buff.ly/11fbUIp

The Psychology of Books: Why We Read What We Read | Beyond The Margins http://buff.ly/SfFTgL

A Very Merry Christmas for Children’s Booksellers http://buff.ly/11fQbQP

SOCIAL MEDIA

New Myspace: an early review of the good, bad and overwhelming – Forbes http://buff.ly/UFfmum

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | Fast Companyhttp://buff.ly/ZwVJpt

TEEN READS

First Look at Catching Fire

Fifty Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels to Look Forward to in 2013 | The Ranting Dragon http://buff.ly/UhjdYW

UK teenagers without the internet are ‘educationally disadvantaged’ – University of Oxford http://buff.ly/Z5Petp

Y.A. to Watch for: The Winter 2013 Preview – Entertainment-The Atlantic Wire http://buff.ly/TNBC12 #yalit

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