Day: February 8, 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:


"6 Tips for Nurturing a Child’s Love of Reading"

10 Amelia Bedelia-isms | Mental Floss

bookshelves of doom: A teacher in Washington State has formally challenged two books in the Prosser School District.

Can books teach children to behave badly? | Children’s books

Dear Mom, Thanks for Making Me a Reader by Rebecca Dunn « Nerdy Book Club

Final Sendak Book A Tribute To His Brother : NPR

First Book’s New Initiative Pledges $500K to Buying Diversity Children’s Books – GalleyCat

Jan Ormerod Dies

Joanna Nadin’s top 10 laugh-out-loud reads for 5-8-year-olds | Children’s books

We recommend 10 children’s books for Black history month –


Digital Comics Are Getting Cheaper



Anti-Censorship Group Shushes New Jersey Library for Banning Games From Its Computers

Free pole dancing classes at Dalkeith’s Mayfield library ‘a success’ | News|Edinburgh|STV

The Future of Librarians in an EBook World – Technology-The Atlantic Cities

Gaby Roslin: Why parents need Britain’s local libraries to be saved – Telegraph

Hot Off the (Library) Press – Technology-The Chronicle of Higher Education

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank : The Salt : NPR

It has started already – Kirtsaeng and First Sale – Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Park It! – a summery pop up park at Oak Park Public Library –

Recorded Books Rolls Out IndieFlix Movie Streaming Service – The Digital Shift

"S.F. library eyes laptop-lending kiosks"


Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster Launch Bookish – GalleyCat » I Have Nothing to Say About Bookish

Op-ed: Publishers’ fear of e-books is hurting libraries | Opinion|The Seattle Times


For the Internet-Deprived, McDonald’s Is Study Hall –

Government Wants to Create Free Public ‘Super Wi-Fi’

iPad at 81% tablet web share in North America, Kindle Fire grabs 7.7%, and Galaxy line takes 3.9% – The Next Web

Love it, Hate it, Twitter Forges On

Maybe Those Chromebooks Weren’t Such A Crazy Idea After All | TechCrunch


EarlyWord: Neil Gaiman’s Big Year –

Locus Online 2012 Recommended Reading List

Locus, the magazine that covers science fiction and fantasy, has put our their 2012 recommended reading list which are this year’s favorite books of the editors and reviewers of Locus.  They have a list of their top Young Adult books:

Apollo's Outcasts Be My Enemy Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)

Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele

Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3) 11164791 The Broken Lands The Chaos

Black Heart by Holly Black

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2) The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Dodger The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2) Every Day

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

Every Day by David Levithan

A Face Like Glass The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland, #2) Pirate Cinema

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Radiant Days  Railsea The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)

Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand

Railsea by China Mieville

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Son (The Giver, #4) Team Human Zeuglodon: The True Adventures of Kathleen Perkins, Cryptozoologist

Son by Lois Lowry

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sara Rees Brennan

Zeuglodon by James P. Blaylock