Category: Recommended Links

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


Angry parents criticise Julia Donaldson for ‘inappropriate’ smoking scarecrow – Telegraph #kidlit

Author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes of age – The Portland Press Herald – #kidlit

‘Creepy’? New ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ book cover confuses readers – Books #kidlit

George R.R. Martin’s children’s book gets re-release #kidlit

It’s time to rethink what children’s non-fiction could be – Telegraph #kidlit

J.K. Rowling reaches out to shooting survivor who quoted Dumbledore – CNET #kidlit

Picture a Novel from Lane Smith #kidlit

Starred reviews, September/October Horn Book Magazine – The Horn Book #kidlit

Top Ten Novels in Verse by Katie Strawser | Nerdy Book Club #kidlit

What are the best books for children who feel ‘weird’ or different? | Children’s books #kidlit


Macmillan’s Full Catalog of Ebooks Now Available to Public Libraries | American Libraries Magazine #ebooks #libraries

The Way Upward | Design4Impact #libraries


Google partners with Barnes & Noble for same-day book delivery | The Verge

James Patterson: If I were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (Opinion)


How Rainbow Rowell Turned A Bomb Into A Best-Selling Novel #yalit


"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?


John Boyne’s top 10 child narrators | Children’s books #kidlit

Q & A with Anthony Browne #kidlit

R.L. Stine and Marc Brown Collaborate on a Picture Book #kidlit

Swoon Worthy Nonfiction Picture Books | There’s a Book for That #kidlit

Top 10 animal villains | Children’s books #kidlit


Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors ‘As Human Shields’ : The Two-Way : NPR #ebooks

The book-reader club


Forbes Says Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription #libraries #ebooks

Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study finds #libraries


The best literary hashtags on Twitter #books #reading #twitter

Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media


Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances : NPR #yalit

Top Shelf reveals John Lewis’s March: Book Two cover – Comics News – Digital Spy #yalit

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5 Stereotypes Positive Aging Picture Books Avoid | Lindsey McDivitt #kidlit

6 Folktales from 6 Continents to Read to Your Kids | BOOK RIOT #kidlit

18 Picture Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud Or At Least Smile by Margie Culver | Nerdy Book Club #kidlit

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings #kidlit

Get On Board: SLJ Selects A Bevy of Board Books | School Library Journal #kidlit

Harry Potter Reconnects With Old Pals to Watch the World Cup in New JK Rowling Piece – GalleyCat #kidlit #rowling

Julia Donaldson: I’m like the mouse in the Gruffalo | Books | The Observer #kidlit

Mac Barnett Talks to Phil & Erin Stead – #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » Finding the Right Illustrations with Melissa Sweet #kidlit


Amazon Wants to Bury Hachette by Offering 100% of E-Book Sales to Authors #ebooks

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle #ebooks #libraries

A great quote on #literacy and the importance of libraries to our world!


9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression | BOOK RIOT #libraries

Why We Need "Ugly" Heroines


Confessions Of A Binge Reader (Or, How I Read So Much) | Thought Catalog #reading

FingerReader ring can read printed text to blind people | Chips #reading

New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model ‘the real Jane’ | Books

Which are the most unread books of 2014? #reading

Why "old book smell" has hints of vanilla – Vox #reading

In His Own Words: Walter Dean Myers


25 YA Books For GAME OF THRONES Fans | Blog | Epic Reads #yalitCould reading dark literature harm your teenage children? #yalit

Great Reads for Video Gamers | School Library Journal #yalit

In His Own Words: Walter Dean Myers | BOOK RIOT #yalit

Maggie Stiefvater: I steal a real human heart for each of my characters | Children’s books #yalit

Mary E. Pearson on The Kiss of Deception & Writing YA Books| Lisa Parkin | #yalit

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10 Picture Books that Inspire Creativity {}


14 Children’s Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes – What Do We Do All Day? #kidlit

19 Of The Most Inappropriately Named Children’s Books. Truly Bizarre #kidlit #humor

Books on Film: Kate DiCamillo on NBC – a lesson in perseverance – #kidlit

Growing Int’l Latino Book Awards Reflect Booming Market – NBC #latino #kidlit #yalit

How to Build a Bestseller with Non-White Characters | School Library Journal #kidlit

Let’s Go On An Adventure: 20 Books to Inspire Adventurous Mighty Girls / A Mighty Girl | A Mighty Girl #kidlit

Michael Morpurgo tells teachers to cry when reading to children – Telegraph #kidlit #reading

My hero: William Steig by Jon Klassen | Books | The Guardian #kidlit

A Profile of Rita Williams-Garcia: Being Eleven – The Horn Book #kidlit

Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver | Lois Lowry | #kidlit

What are the best first world war books for children? | Children’s books #kidlit

not enough time *


Go To Hellman: Overdrive is Making My Crazy Dream Come True #ebooks #libraries #bing


America’s 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS) #libraries

Banned Books Week Announces Comics Focus | ALA 2014 #comics #books #banned #libraries

OCLC Researchers Reorder and Reinterpret Ranganathan’s 5 Laws of Library Science For Today | LJ INFOdocket #libraries

A well-read woman...


Does Your State Protect Your Privacy in the Digital Age? | American Civil Liberties Union #privacy


Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets : Shots – Health News : NPR

Watch John Greens interview on The Coilbert Report:


2014 ALA Guide to ARCs & Signings | School Library Journal #ala #kidlit #yalit

Writing Teen Lives: A YA Roundtable

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10 Camping Themed Books for Kids


2014 Mind the Gap Awards – The Horn Book – Books ignored by ALA Awards – #kidlit

2014 Quaker Books for Quaker Kids — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production #kidlit

Cathy Cassidy’s top 10 books with secrets | Children’s books #kidlit

Children’s books do not need happy endings, Carnegie Medal winner says – Telegraph #kidlit

Duncan Tonatiuh Wants Latino Children to See Themselves in Books – NBC #kidlit #diversity

The Giver’ Director Admits Color In First Trailer Was ‘An Error’ #kidlit

holy, truth!


Barnes & Noble plans to spin off ailing Nook as a separate public company — Tech News and Analysis #ebooks

Simon & Schuster expands library ebook lending program #ebooks

U.S. publishers’ revenue from ebooks roughly flat in 2013, but unit sales rose – Tech News and Analysis #ebooks


Two Major Public Library Systems Are About to Start Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots – CityLab #libraries

#Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction. –David L. Ulin


10 Super Fun Teen Summer Novels That Adults Will Love Too #yalit

Carnegie Medal: ‘the darkest children’s book I’ve ever read’ – Telegraph #yalit

David Levithan on LGBTQ books for teens | The Japan Times #yalit #lgbtq

Men should be able to read YA, too #yalit

Planet YA Europe

Stephen Colbert Shares His Definition of ‘Young Adult Book’ With John Green – GalleyCat #yalit

Why film adaption soundtracks need to fit with the original books | Children’s books #yalit

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SidewalkEnds Fusenews: Of talking tigers and square penguins


10 Books For Kids Who Hate Reading| Lisa Graff | #kidlit

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer | MindShift #kidlit

Beloved Children’s Book Editor Frances Foster Dies at 83 | School Library Journal #kidlit

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids : NPR Ed : NPR #kidlit

Iconic Italian Graphic Artist Bruno Munari’s Rare Vintage “Interactive” Picture-Books | Brain Pickings #kidlit

Peter Sis and his editor Margaret Ferguson discuss The Pilot and the Little Prince. #kidlit

Susan Marie Swanson on Poetry for Children #poetry # kidlit

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Reading This Summer by Jami Spaulding | Nerdy Book Club #reading

Why adults shouldn’t be embarrassed to read children’s books | Children’s books #yalit


James Patterson: Digital revolution threatens American literature #ebooks

So true!


Dylan’s Desk: Watch this multi-billion-dollar industry evaporate overnight | VentureBeat – #journals

In win for libraries, court rules database of Google-scanned books is “fair use” — Tech News and Analysis

Librarians – A Celebration by Justin Stygles | Nerdy Book Club #libraries #librarians


High School Principal Cancels Entire Reading Program To Stop Students From Reading Cory Doctorow’s ‘Little Brother’

How Reality Became the Hot New Thing in YA #yalit

I Think, Therefore I Swear| Brian Conaghan | #yalit

Ten reasons why it is okay to read YA #yalit

This Is Why Young Adult Books Are Not Only Acceptable, But Beneficial For Adults #yalit

What YA Gives Me That Other Genres Don’t Hint: It’s Not Embarrassment | Book Reviews & Recommendations #yalit

A Young Adult Author’s Fantastic Crusade to Defend Literature’s Most Maligned Genre | Nerve #yalit #humor

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"I am a product of endless books" -- C.S. Lewis


10 Questions With…Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi | ALL THE WRITE NOTES #kidlit

BEA 2014: Diversity in Children’s Publishing #kidlit

BEA Buzz: Five graphic novels to look forward to this year — Good Comics for Kids #kidlit

Cameron McAllister’s top 10 amazing machines in children’s books | Children’s books #kidlit

Harry Potter And The Forbidden Books : NPR #kidlit

Here’s What Would Happen If Your Favorite Childhood Books Were Written Today #kidlit #humor

Judy Blume: Parents worry too much about what children read – Telegraph #kidslit #reading

Librarian Preview: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Fall 2014) — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production #kidlit

Predictions! 2014 NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes #kidlit

RAISING A READER Organization Offers Tips for Getting Children to Read During Summer Vacation – BWWBooksWorld

Robert Sabuda’s top 10 pop-up books | Children’s books #kidlit

Welcome, Little One | Great Books about Babies | School Library Journal #kidlit

Writing advice from Roald Dahl | Simon Read #writing #authors #kidlit


5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art| Erinn Batykefer | #libraries

Check Out the Internet: Libraries Lending Internet Access #libraries

How your library can get a gig – District Dispatch #libraries

Libraries see light after years of cuts #libraries


TechFiat – Decentralized Economics • Today is the day we Reset the Net #privacy

For every book I read, 10 more are added to my to-read list.


I Say Awkward Things To Authors: BEA 2014 Edition | BOOK RIOT #bea – I thought I was the only one who did this!

The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth : Monkey See : NPR #yalit

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12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers #kidlit #writing

15 Spanish-English children’s books to help your child embrace diversity #kidlit

Creep around Graveyards, Search for Spies | Summer Reading for Grades 4-8 | School Library Journal #kidlit

Delightful Difference: ‘This Is a Moose’ and ‘Froodle’ – NYT #kidlit

Diversity in Children’s Lit: Mediocrity Matters as Much as Masterpieces – The Atlantic #kidlit #diversity

Henry Winkler: I didn’t read a book myself until I was 31 years old | Children’s books #reading

How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer | MindShift #kidlit #nonfiction #reading

Kate DiCamillo’s Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading : NPR #kidlit

Number Five Bus presents… | potentially interesting interactions with fellow book people #kidlit

“Of course she’s pretty!”: What happens when kids only see white people in books #kidlit



How Do You Library? – #libraries #howilibrary


Amazon speaks out on Hachette dispute: “We are not optimistic that this will be resolved soon” — GigaOM

#emerson  Spread by and stores supporting #fairtrade.


Authors Talk ‘Two Boys Kissing’ LIVE #yalit

Author Mitali Perkins: 3 YA Novels To Help Us Remember Our Nigerian Girls #yalit

Patrick Ness’s top 10 ‘unsuitable’ books for teenagers | Children’s books #yalit

Top 10 books to read now you’ve finished The Fault in Our Stars | Children’s books #yalit

When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels | Rolling Stone #yalit

Who decides what I get to read? | Children’s books #yalit

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37 Children’s Books That Changed Your Life #kidlit

CCBlogC: Watch the 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture #kidlit

Damian Dibben’s top 10 time travel books | Guardian- Children’s books #kidlit

Diversity in Children’s Books: Moving From Outcry to Real, Market-Driven Solutions| Kyle Zimmer | #kidlit

Elmer – celebrating difference for 25 years – in pictures | Children’s books #kidlit

Funny business – The Horn Book #kidlit #humor

If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First : NPR #kidlit

Sassy siblings – The Horn Book #kidlit


OverDrive & Smashwords Announce Distribution Deal; 200,000 Titles by 80,000 Authors Now Available | LJ INFOdocket

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Brewster Kahle, the Librarian of 404 Billion Websites | Motherboard #libraries

The New York Public Library Comes Around : The New Yorker #libraries

This library is anything but quiet : - #libraries

What’s Really Wrong With Google?| Nancy K. Humphreys | #libraries #google

Why buy when you can borrow instead? – Chicago Tribune #libraries

Why Libraries Matter – a day in the life of New York Public Library – The Atlantic #libraries

Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries #netneutrality #libraries


UK launches large-scale study into mobile risk to kids (Wired UK) #technology #mobile #children

Who Has Your Back 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests | Electronic Frontier Foundation #privacy


30 Diverse YA Titles To Get On Your Radar | BOOK RIOT #yalit

Bummer summer – The Horn Book #yalit

Feminist Young Adult Novels That You Must Read – Flavorwire #yalit

The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare interview – video | Children’s books #yalit

Reading over the Rainbow | Children’s books #yalit #libraries #lgbtq

Terrible Trivium – On ‘The John Green Effect,’ Contemporary Realism, and Form as a Political Act #yalit #diversity

TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox: Dear Media, Let me help you write that article on YA literature #yalit

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Thomas Jefferson


A BBQ Book That You Can LITERALLY Barbecue With «TwistedSifter

The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty – Quartz

Why Books Stink: A GIF Response | BOOK RIOT

Wonderful books for a day at the beach or lake!


An Expanded Cultural Diversity Booklist: SLJ Readers Respond | School Library Journal

Fifty Great Books to Read With Kids

Jen Robinson’s Book Page: Announcing the 8th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference!

Top Ten Books to Get Kids Moving by Annie Orsini and Kendra Limback | Nerdy Book Club

What Are Kids Reading in School? See the Most-Read Books in Each Grade – US News

Women in STEM – The Horn Book


Much at Stake in Amazon-HBG Fight


Chicago public library offers robot rentals | Northwest Herald

College libraries should keep their books in the stacks.

Missoula Public Library opens new bike station

“Stack attack”? The NYPL controversy and the future of public libraries | Pew Internet Libraries


John Green and his Nerdfighters Are Upending the Summer Blockbuster Model

Stacked: Get Genrefied: Historical Fantasy

What are the best LGBT books for children, teenagers and YAs? | Children’s books

YA books on death: is young adult fiction becoming too dark? | Children’s books


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