Day: February 1, 2013

This Week’s Tweets and Pins

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

Reading gives us a place to go when we stay where we are.


50 Inspiring Children’s Books with a Positive Message – PART 2 « Positively Positive

Algonquin Books Launches New Children’s Books Imprint – GalleyCat

Amelia Bedelia Turns 50 With a New Look and Over 35 Million Books Sold – ABC News

Critics Eating Crow: Google+ Becomes Second Largest Social Platform

Dan Abnett’s top 10 fantasy mash-ups | Children’s books

How Dr. Seuss Helped the Berenstain Bears – GalleyCat

How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born 150 Years Ago Today | Brain Pickings

Katherine Applegate on Winning the 2013 Newbery: ‘Stunned Disbelief’

My top 10 horses in fiction | Children’s books

PW Talks with Laurel Snyder: Kid’s Books Are Not Just for Kids

Why books need literary prizes | Books

I've already read that movie!


The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture – Flavorwire

Bring back shushing librarians –

Featuring: Lisa Congdon | Library as Incubator Project

"I see a library as a place of quiet wonder, in a world designed to frazzle us."

Madison’s libraries are state leaders in checkouts per resident :

The New York Times Declares War on the New York Public Library

Social Media Marketing: How New York Public Library increased card sign-ups by 35% | MarketingSherpa Blog


Critics Eating Crow: Google+ Becomes Second Largest Social Platform

Google’s Plans For Trekker Come To Fruition With 9,500 Grand Canyon Panoramas Added To Google Maps | TechCrunch

Why a Microsoft Office 2013 Subscription Makes Sense for Families

Why 2013 Is The Year You Need To Get Serious About Tumblr – Forbes

Fight evil. Read books.


Storytelling in the graphic form, or why writing comics is the bomb |

Teen fiction and the shadow of cancer | Books|The Guardian

Top 10 Urban Fiction Books by Jennifer Fountain « Nerdy Book Club

2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced the books selected for this year’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list.  There are 102 books on the list selected from 200 official nominations.  The books are specifically for ages 12-18 and are both high quality literature and appealing to teens.

The full list can be found on the YALSA website.  Here are the top ten:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Boy21 Code Name Verity

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) Enchanted (Woodcutter Series, #1) Every Day

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Every Day by David Levithan

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Never Fall Down The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman