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BLOGGING & BOOK REVIEWS

‘Am I being catfished?’ An author confronts her number one online critic | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1r7WfUc #blogging #authors

Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review http://buff.ly/1tI9dPf #blogging #authors

Battle of the trolls: Kathleen Hale reveals the war raging between authors and readers http://buff.ly/1tOa2WM #blogging #reviews

TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox: Yes we do, in fact, need negative book reviews http://buff.ly/1t97osq #yalit #blogging #bookreviews

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 best kid-friendly Halloween books, courtesy New Orleans Public Library’s Beyonka Wilson http://buff.ly/1sTGlzR #kidlit

10 Grimms’ Girls Who Are Decidedly NOT Damsels In Distress| M.A. Larson | http://buff.ly/ZJmdWG #kidlit #fairytales #folktales

The Percy Jackson Problem – The New Yorker http://buff.ly/1DEoWzY #kidlit

Top 10 imaginary friends in fiction | Guardian Children’s books http://buff.ly/1FIWSNX #kidlit

EBOOKS

The Switchboard: Amazon’s giving Simon & Schuster more control over e-book prices – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1nAyIz3 #ebooks

LIBRARIES

The K.C. and S.F. public libraries are fighting on Twitter, and it’s delightful http://buff.ly/1zmdlqr #libraries

Omaha Mayor’s Office Proposes Letting Police Check Out Library Patron Information | LJ INFOdocket http://buff.ly/1DwnC1X #libraries

Skokie Public Library sets sights on engaging community more | Skokie Review http://buff.ly/1xdrO2H #libraries

TEEN READS

Darren Shan: A damned good storyteller | Irish Examiner http://buff.ly/1ypJysR #yalit

Feiwel and Friends to Publish Cecelia Ahern YA Novels http://buff.ly/1xdpXee #yalit

Thirteen Scary YA Books: Diverse Edition « the open book http://buff.ly/ZI5OCg #diversity #yalit #weneeddiversebooks

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Alex Sanchez

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

7 books that will get young boys reading http://huff.to/1w5m7na

BBC News – Dumfries plans for Scottish children’s literature centre submitted http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-29602032 … #kidlit

Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse books | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1EP0xcp #kidlit #weneediversebooks

How Canadian Jon Klassen became one of the most sought-after children’s book illustrators in the world – http://buff.ly/1C7lifa #kidlit

Interview: Oliver Jeffers, Author Of ‘Once Upon An Alphabet’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1scGcaq #kidlit

Molly Idle Talks with Roger – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1sMqIf5 #kidlit

Nursery rhymes from all over the world – a gallery to share with children | The Guardian http://buff.ly/Zqq7Ue #kidlit

On Creativity and Culture: Yuyi Morales – First Book Blog – http://buff.ly/1w4HkgY #kidlit

Sita Brahmachari: the importance of diverse names in children’s books | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1CrGhcP #kidlit

Where are all the disabled characters in children’s books? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1CrFyZ8 #kidlit

EBOOKS

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? http://buff.ly/1w1xSef #ebooks

It’s Official: Kobo is Getting Out of Tablets – The Digital Reader http://buff.ly/1yikjvk #ebooks

LIBRARIES

Collections Are for Collisions | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/1z7qTGe #libraries

Public Libraries Add Social Workers and Social Programs http://buff.ly/1s9I57C #libraries

PRIVACY

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google | TechCrunch http://buff.ly/1s9FZoj #privacy

TEEN READS

The Maze Runner’s James Dashner: Movies are my first love. And that’s how I write | Guardian http://buff.ly/1C1fy6K #yalit

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, The TV Series – EarlyWord: http://buff.ly/1z7qYtJ #yalit

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Picture Books for Little Inventors and Engineers

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Perfect Read Alouds for 5th Grade http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2014/10/10-perfect-read-alouds-5th-grade/ … via @PragmaticMom

And…. GO! 2014 Cybils Nominations are OPEN | Cybils Awards http://buff.ly/1rTrEhd #kidlit #yalit

A Book That Cuts To The Core Of Human Experience – The Giver | Off The Shelf | http://buff.ly/ZoQjPg #kidlit

The cost of Calvin: How much damage did one six-year-old cause? | News http://buff.ly/1oUgfcd #comics

Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers to Create a Sequel For ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1n0fgLR #kidlit

Eerie places – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1s5kQNP #kidlit

Fall Fun: Great Books About Autumn | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/ZfWIMs #kidlit

J.K. Rowling Hints at Harry Potter’s Possible Return in ‘Fantastical Beasts’ http://buff.ly/1oOdTeV #kidlit

John Dougherty’s top 10 fictional badgers | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1ycO0Oo #kidlit

Jon Klassen fills a bookshop window full of dirt – video | Guardian http://buff.ly/1oMSLFS #kidlit

The Paddington Trail Will Open in London – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1rSpm1F #kidlit

‘Reading Rainbow’ Host Debuts New Children’s Book and Announces the Show’s Online Return – ABC News http://buff.ly/1BXIyMH #kidlit

Three Million First Printing for Riordan’s Finale http://buff.ly/1vAH6xL #kidlit

Travis Jonker’s Five to Follow on Twitter | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1yJRpp7 #kidlit #twitter

Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print http://buff.ly/1qpdq2l #kidlit

EBOOKS

Adobe Digital Editions 3 Probably Safe From Adobe’s Spying, Experts Say – The Digital Reader http://buff.ly/1sagx3R #privacy #ebooks

Adobe software may be snooping through your hard drive right now | Apps and Software http://buff.ly/1oNMIRp #privacy #ebooks

Pattern Recognition » Blog Archive » Adobe Digital Editions and infoleaks http://buff.ly/1si4ane #ebooks #libraries

Print Books Outsold Ebooks In First Half Of 2014 http://buff.ly/1BWBsIu #ebooks

Not Your Mother's Library -  Columbus, OH

LIBRARIES

Librarians React to Pew Study on Willingness to Disagree on Social Media http://buff.ly/1rSpLkH #libraries #socialmedia

Milwaukee Public Library Introduces Book Vending Kiosk | Wisconsin Public Radio http://buff.ly/1s294TO #libraries

Photos: Southwest Madison’s Meadowridge Library opens in new space : Ct http://buff.ly/1yHZRVP #libraries

PRIVACY

Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age: Mikko Hyppönen Answers Your Questions : NPR http://buff.ly/1yHALpV #privacy

READING

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED http://buff.ly/1oUeXOg #reading #gaming #literacy #minecraft

Will Self and the Plight of the Pearl-Clutching "Serious" Reader – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1xhgS4K #reading

Will Self: ‘The fate of our literary culture is sealed’ | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1yHelFp #reading

TEEN READS

3 On A YA Theme: If You Love Watching Supernatural – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1skpvLM #yalit

Candlewick to Publish New Kate DiCamillo Novel in Spring 2016 http://buff.ly/1rXOnHo #kidlit

Four Questions for Garth Nix http://buff.ly/1EvRey5 #yalit

Julia Donaldson: ‘Don’t push books on teens, they’ll come back later’ – The Independent http://buff.ly/1s4gFSh #yalit

Marcus Sedgwick: where I write | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1s954RX #yalit

Meg Wolitzer On Writing And Reading Young Adult Novels http://buff.ly/1n9J3lj #yalit

.@SaraFarizan talks about her new book, a light-hearted YA lesbian romantic comedy http://tmblr.co/ZX8F1t1SkkvrX

Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014: How Multicultural Is Your Multiverse? http://buff.ly/1vHJeno #diversity #yalit

Why adults are buzzing about YA literature | PBS NewsHour http://buff.ly/1s10fd5 #yalit

YA supernatural baddies – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1BJrxWr #yalit

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14 Favorite Quotes from Children's Books - Imagination Soup Imagination Soup Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Author Interview: Carl Hiaasen on His Latest Skink Novel and Why He Won’t Do Vampires http://buff.ly/1suS6Q7 #kidlit

Diversity in Publishing Matters (Whether You Like It Or Not) – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1vqK3Sz #weneeddiversebooks #diversity

Marla Frazee Talks with Roger – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1nGzQSf #kidlit

Michael Morpurgo: how the sinking of the Lusitania inspired my new book | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1narX7g #kidlit

‘The Pushcart War’ at 50 http://buff.ly/1Bd2QS2 #kidlit

Top 10 health and safety fails in children’s books | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1uMCELS #yalit #kidlit

EBOOKS

The Mess of Ebooks | Library Journal http://buff.ly/1rQ02cV #ebooks #libraries

Mural-sized historic photos of iconic boardwalk amusements and salvaged wooden decking tie Brooklyn PL’s Coney Island Library to its famous beachfront attractions, a mere two blocks away. The texture of the vinyl floor reflects the grain in the ceiling.

LIBRARIES

Library of Things seeks to expand non-book offerings at Sacramento Public Library – http://buff.ly/1oFn7tZ #libraries

Miami-Dade libraries need to end ‘bookish’ attitude, panel says | The Miami Herald http://buff.ly/1wUHXKF #libraries

New $2 million teen learning lab coming to Central Library http://buff.ly/YUWlHb #libraries

Shared Story Provocation: Bookmaking & Kids’ Library : Sturdy for Common Things http://buff.ly/1mUA8nG #libraries

READING

5 Tips For Getting Out of a Long-Term Reading Slump – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1rITlt9 #reading

TEEN READS

Are you ready for some football…books? – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1ugTa98 #yalit

Book Review: ‘Afterworlds,’ By Scott Westerfeld | : NPR http://buff.ly/1n3szvj #yalit

The Fault in Our Stars Has Been Banned in Schools | Vanity Fair http://buff.ly/1CESYD4 #yalit

Knickers? Snogging? Can we really transport humour across the pond? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1nGv1IG #yalit

Stacked: Guest Post: Fiona Woods on Female Sexuality in YA Fiction http://buff.ly/1n3rFyX #yalit

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Best Halloween Books for Toddlers (Board Book Editions) | The Jenny Evolution #kidlit

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Lessons the American Girl Books Taught Us About Feminism| Bustle | http://buff.ly/XIwKjU #kidlit

6 banned children’s books that my children loved — NewsWorks http://buff.ly/YeLFTv #bannedbooks #kidlit

Author Interview: Carl Hiaasen on His Latest Skink Novel and Why He Won’t Do Vampires http://buff.ly/1suS6Q7 #kidlit

Hachette to create single children’s division | The Bookseller http://buff.ly/1n37HEH #publishers

I Will Always Buy Banned Books for My Kids| Devon Corneal | http://buff.ly/1viLFxu #bannedbooks #kidlit

It May Be ‘Perfectly Normal’, But It’s Also Frequently Banned : NPR http://buff.ly/1mC1qj5 #kidlit

‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ Turns 20 http://buff.ly/ZuT0iD #kidlit

‘The Pushcart War’ at 50 http://buff.ly/1Bd2QS2 #kidlit

Real Recipes from Roald Dahl’s Beloved Children’s Books | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/1DzNqeC #kidlit

Surprise! It’s Racist! Unwanted Children’s Book Surprises. — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production http://buff.ly/1vjizy6 #kidlit

Banned Books Week

READING

Banning Bone: Inspiration and Book Banning Do Not Go Together – Reading Rainbow http://buff.ly/Y9u27v #bannedbooks #reading

Ebooks or Paper Books: Your Best Arguments http://buff.ly/1v0U0oF #ebooks

Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress – WSJ http://buff.ly/XM2Jj6 #reading

Where Books Are Banned, The Internet Can Be a Lifesaver | Electronic Frontier Foundation http://buff.ly/1Bd7I9J #bannedbooks #reading

"One must always be careful of BOOKS and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." - Cassandra Clare - QUOTES / WORDS

TEEN READS

Book Review: ‘Afterworlds,’ By Scott Westerfeld | : NPR http://buff.ly/1n3szvj #yalit

The Bookseller launches YA Prize | The Bookseller http://buff.ly/1yt0z9j #yalit

The Compulsive Reader: Interview with Marie Lu About Her Newest Book, The Young Elites http://buff.ly/YZkaON #yalit

FilmNation Entertainment to Adapt ‘The Undertaking of Lily Chen’ Into a Chinese-Language Movie – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1mmxtTR #yalit

Kinsella pens YA novel | The Bookseller http://buff.ly/1mvGUjK #yalit

More ‘Maze Runner': James Dashner penning prequel for 2016 – LA Times http://buff.ly/1vjJtpw #yalit

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’ | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1ysKOiy

Stacked: Guest Post: Fiona Woods on Female Sexuality in YA Fiction http://buff.ly/1n3rFyX #yalit

The teen in Ann M. Martin’s new book doesn’t baby-sit http://buff.ly/1mvyTLA #yalit

This Fall’s Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels http://buff.ly/1sTBrQA #yalit

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Apple Books for Kids

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2014 Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Judges | Cybils Awards http://buff.ly/1qYTZ53 - Thrilled to be part of the Cybils again!Enchanted Lion: A Visit with the Brooklyn-Based Indie Publisher http://buff.ly/1qLKkjw #kidlit

Final Skulduggery book in best-selling series is a blast http://buff.ly/1uDzGKR #kidlit

James Dawson says ‘there are too many white faces’ in kids’ books | Books http://buff.ly/1wtfbRm #kidlit

Jon Scieszka interview: On my latest tour a woman asked me to sign her baby | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1maH00g #kidlit

#we need diverse (picture) books – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1qZDi9F #kidlit #diversity

Men and women looking through the card catalogues at the Library of Congress, 1941.

LIBRARIES

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons electronic privacy – Boing Boing http://buff.ly/1y6FvVL #privacy #libraries

Great round-up of new LGBTQ YA fiction for Fall/Winter 2014-15!

TEEN READS

7 Excellent YA Sci-Fi Romance Series – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/YPxqoZ #yalit

Meghan Cox Gurdon: Heather Has Two Genders – WSJ http://buff.ly/1snWpH6 #transgender #kidlit #yalit

Q & A with Rick Yancey http://buff.ly/ZqkSEP #yalit

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Child who reads, adult who thinks...

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

16 Facts About ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ | Mental Floss http://buff.ly/WmlMzM #kidlit

Comic Con: Shannon Hale is tipping the superhero scales for women | The Salt Lake Tribune http://buff.ly/1nG3EbZ #kidlit

Emma Carroll’s top 10 circus books | Guardian http://buff.ly/1xNQ7c9 #kidlit

Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1wc7vFI #kidlit

Horton Meets A … Who? Introducing The Kwuggerbug, From Seuss’ ‘Lost Stories’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1ojdTCV #kidlit

Middle-grade BFFs – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1uHAXj1 #kidlit

Minecraft now a publishing sensation | The Kansas City Star http://buff.ly/1lFBvpV #kidlit

Misty Copeland On Broadening ‘Beauty’ And Being Black In Ballet : Code Switch : NPR http://buff.ly/1xEw6oh #kidlit

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis ill @gilbertford is outstanding nonfiction. http://bit.ly/1lWUaOc @HMHKids

Q & A with Molly Idle http://buff.ly/1ou6xwD #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Flora’s Back!A Visit with Author-Illustrator Molly Idle http://buff.ly/1qlCbRA #kidlit

Here's Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

LIBRARIES

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries – http://buff.ly/1otYXlw #libraries

TEEN READS

Girls on the edge – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1lU7t26 #yalit

These Six Maze Runner Clips Kind Of Got Us Excited About This Movie http://buff.ly/1oxlGgB #yalit

Why we love writing the epic Magisterium series together – Holly Black & Cassandra Clare | Guardian – http://buff.ly/1owM4qZ #yalit #kidlit

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10 children's books for Hispanic Heritage Month. Picture books every child will enjoy.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Berlie Doherty’s top 10 watery tales | The Guardian – http://buff.ly/1pwFwIc - perfect for a rainy Friday

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: how much do you know? – quiz | Books | The Observer http://buff.ly/WaDzdj #kidlit

Reading Rainbow to Publish LeVar Burton’s First Picture Book – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/WcEGcw #kidlit

Centennial Library, Midland TX

LIBRARIES

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can’t Afford : NPR http://buff.ly/1pjz2MD #libraries

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED http://buff.ly/1xcC7Z9 #libraries

TEEN READS

Gene Luen Yang’s rousing diversity speech at the 2014 National Book Festival gala – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1waq0aT #diversity

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Keep calm... seriously, you're in a library

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Angry parents criticise Julia Donaldson for ‘inappropriate’ smoking scarecrow – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1ouooGZ #kidlit

Author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes of age – The Portland Press Herald – http://buff.ly/1u0YNco #kidlit

‘Creepy’? New ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ book cover confuses readers – Books http://buff.ly/1okdAM8 #kidlit

George R.R. Martin’s children’s book gets re-release http://buff.ly/1o8gzae #kidlit

It’s time to rethink what children’s non-fiction could be – Telegraph http://buff.ly/V1Q3mS #kidlit

J.K. Rowling reaches out to shooting survivor who quoted Dumbledore – CNET http://buff.ly/1r67xsS #kidlit

Picture a Novel from Lane Smith http://buff.ly/1xwhxOm #kidlit

Starred reviews, September/October Horn Book Magazine – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1y61Cq7 #kidlit

Top Ten Novels in Verse by Katie Strawser | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1ouoD4I #kidlit

What are the best books for children who feel ‘weird’ or different? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1ugyOec #kidlit

http://lisnews.org/how_a_new_dutch_library_smashed_attendance_records

LIBRARIES

Macmillan’s Full Catalog of Ebooks Now Available to Public Libraries | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/1nnUlfl #ebooks #libraries

The Way Upward | Design4Impact http://buff.ly/1rWn0Qj #libraries

PUBLISHING TRADE

Google partners with Barnes & Noble for same-day book delivery | The Verge http://buff.ly/1ogxg4m

James Patterson: If I were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (Opinion) http://buff.ly/1u1wE4T

TEEN READS

How Rainbow Rowell Turned A Bomb Into A Best-Selling Novel http://buff.ly/1nw59bq #yalit

WILS WORLD

"Attention is a scarce resource in this century" #wils14

Don’t just do things right, do the right things. #wils14

Don’t sacrifice good for the perfect. #wils14

If you aren’t risking failure, you aren’t moving the library forward enough. #wils14

Innovation can happen in a time of reduced funding. You don’t need additional resources. #wils14

Measure success via serendipity rather than productivity – look at things in other ways than industrial measures. #wils14

People overwhelmed by choice and full library shelves. #wils14

Relationship with publishers – do libraries pay more or walk away? #wils14

Start very small and very quickly to hear immediately from potential customers and react and reprioritize – #wils14

Your library catalog is very expensive real estate so use it to promote library events. #wils14

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More than 20 diverse Native American Folktale Picture Books to share with your children. From What Do We Do All Day?

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

John Boyne’s top 10 child narrators | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1ry6q7H #kidlit

Q & A with Anthony Browne http://buff.ly/1kUcoK1 #kidlit

R.L. Stine and Marc Brown Collaborate on a Picture Book http://buff.ly/1rt5AJo #kidlit

Swoon Worthy Nonfiction Picture Books | There’s a Book for That http://buff.ly/1nxCdDY #kidlit

Top 10 animal villains | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1rAVgk0 #kidlit

EBOOKS

Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors ‘As Human Shields’ : The Two-Way : NPR http://buff.ly/1uiI3hO #ebooks

The book-reader club

LIBRARIES

Forbes Says Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription http://buff.ly/1mrHHvf #libraries #ebooks

Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study finds http://buff.ly/1z4NlfN #libraries

TECHNOLOGY

The best literary hashtags on Twitter http://buff.ly/1qROqmh #books #reading #twitter

Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media http://buff.ly/1oWd42N

TEEN READS

Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances : NPR http://buff.ly/1rxYKlV #yalit

Top Shelf reveals John Lewis’s March: Book Two cover – Comics News – Digital Spy http://buff.ly/1zYT1cu #yalit

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