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#herstory

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Clare Furniss on sick lit and why labels in literature aren’t helpful | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1BCYN50 #kidlit

Ethnicity of characters in children’s literature scrutinized – Victoria Advocate – http://buff.ly/1J2XnkM #kidlit #diversity

Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond – http://buff.ly/1Jh6232 http://buff.ly/1Jh6237 #kidlit

Why Diversity In Children’s Literature Is So Important For Kids’ Development | KPLU – http://buff.ly/1BzybDm #diversity #kidlit

Hermione

LIBRARIES

Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1ElPbeo #libraries

Hard Times Ahead for the Library of Birmingham http://buff.ly/1CtWyyT #libraries

Books

TEEN READS

10 New Teen Titles We’re Excited About http://buff.ly/17QFgTN #yalit

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing in February 2015 | Blog | Epic Reads http://buff.ly/1CBl3KH #yalit

2014 African American MG & YA Fiction | Zetta Elliott http://buff.ly/1zwJ8ow #yalit #kidlit #diversity

2015 Feminist YA Novel Book Recommendations http://buff.ly/15ttfC3 #yalit #feminism

John Lewis on ‘March’ and revisiting the Civil Rights movement in 2015 | Shelf Life http://buff.ly/1J3W6K6 #yalit

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Books to breed tolerance: what children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1IHhuou #kidlit

Check Out Four New Images from the First Fully-Illustrated Harry Potter! http://buff.ly/17Emvml #kidlit

Drawn & Quarterly’s publishing success story | Montreal Gazette http://buff.ly/1AIp1RY - It’s all about the Moomins! #kidlit

Let’s Get Busy Podcast features Steve Antony (Ep. 115) http://buff.ly/1xpA9hL #kidlit

Mac Barnett Interview (The Terrible Two) http://wp.me/p4zm4v-1xa

NYPL | Children’s Books 2014 – 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing – http://buff.ly/1Axx2Jj #kidlit

NYPL Panel Asks: Where’s the Science Fiction for Younger Readers? http://buff.ly/1BW1EE9 #kidlit

Q & A with Meghan McCarthy http://buff.ly/1I3KV5q #kidlit

SLJ’s Seventh Annual Battle of the Kids’ Books 2015 Contenders Announced http://ow.ly/HjFdW #sljbob @SLJsBoB

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LIBRARIES

Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York’s Public Libraries | ArchDaily http://buff.ly/1KCg5TZ #libraries

Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe’s Most Magnificent Libraries http://buff.ly/1zdhm01 #libraries

Meet the Tabletarians | Mobile Services http://buff.ly/1KtiakX #libraries

Rich Harwood on Libraries as Change Agents, Turning Outward, and the Need for Qualitative Data http://buff.ly/1tTSCZu #libraries

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | The Guardian http://buff.ly/17qNUb8 #libraries

This Ferguson Library Twitter Hashtag Just Might Make You Feel Better About the World – CityLab http://buff.ly/1DDJGKD #libraries

Using #becauseofapubliclibrary, Ferguson (Mo.) library director sparked love from Twitterverse http://bit.ly/1Dto1Vp

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” Confucius

READING

Children’s reading shows simultaneous rise and decline. How can that add up? | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1x6uoa5 #reading

How to get kids to read — let them pick their own damn books – Vox http://buff.ly/1x6uxKH #reading #kidlit

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1KCaay2 #reading

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own http://buff.ly/1KstGgg #reading

TEEN READS

Five questions for A. S. King – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1zdjsNv #yalit

Gayle Forman on why we need to talk about depression | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1DPN3eI #yalit

The Great 2015 YA Series Round-Up – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1KKwQfK #yalit

Madeleine Kuderick’s top 10 books that explore mental health issues | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1DIyDzU #yalit

‘TIME’s "100 Best Young Adult Books Of All Time" Is Very White… And Not Very YA | Bustle http://buff.ly/1DDICGN #yalit

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A list of diverse and empowering books for girls.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Celebrating EMMANUEL’S DREAM: An Interview with @sean_qualls https://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/interview-with-sean-qualls/ …

Keren David’s top 10 books about adopted and fostered children | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1tOiHU9 #kidlit

Morris Gleitzman: Some of my books are serious & some are funny but to me they are not so very different – http://buff.ly/1s1lRs6 #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: Spend Some Time With Brian Selznick on Reading Rockets http://buff.ly/1tQCHuX #kidlit

Thinking about school as a privilege – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1DfVYZy #kidlit

Watership Down author Richard Adams: I just can’t do humans | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1xOPdt0 #kidlit

Which All-of-a-Kind Family Sibling Are You http://buff.ly/1ABurzB #kidlit – No surprise here, I got Sarah!

LIBRARIES

Finding a Balance at the New York Public Library – WSJ http://buff.ly/1wKkVDI #libraries

The Future of Libraries Has Nothing to Do with Books http://buff.ly/1AwwtRn #libraries

Ohio libraries fear more state cuts http://buff.ly/1wdb5eA #libraries

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools| Yohuru Williams | http://buff.ly/13TxZzY #librarians

Siobhan A. Reardon: LJ’s 2015 Librarian of the Year http://buff.ly/1BGDygA #libraries

Wagons Ho! in Downingtown help with move to new library http://buff.ly/1vTTY0k #libraries

Wayne County Library system future uncertain http://buff.ly/14i6C3D #libraries

What is a library? – The Week http://buff.ly/1zXbZgw #libraries

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." Jean Rhys #reading www.OneMorePress.com

READING

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Edutopia http://buff.ly/1HzCtuF #kidlit #reading

audioBoom / Podcast Special: Neil Gaiman talks to Index on Censorship http://buff.ly/1tOijVy #censorship

TEEN READS

3 On A YA Theme: Trans* Experiences and Identities – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1tOW9bm #yalit

Interview: Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon on their YA Novel About Teenage Malcolm X | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/14pEf3w #yalit

Jennifer Niven’s top 10 teen books to save your life | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1Dbhhst #yalit

Winnie the Pooh illustration

“Poohsticks” one of the most quintessential Winnie the Pooh illustrations has sold at auction at Sotheby’s for £314,500, which is more than three times what it was estimated at.  The illustration by EH Shepard, which was part of The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne, has set a new record for the most valuable book illustration. 

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#DarthVader #starwars #reading

CHILDREN’S LIT

Author/Illustrator Cousins Win Canada’s Top Literary Award | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1uUuxfy #kidlit

Author Kate DiCamillo connects with young readers – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1szZXqM #kidlit

Author Sandra Boynton won’t play down to kids | The Columbus Dispatch http://buff.ly/1Aj2rhR #kidlit

If You Give A Gay Mouse A Cookie – A Zine That I Wish Had Been Read To Me When I Was A Little Kid http://buff.ly/1wIx6aM #kidlit

Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck & How Studying Science Enriches Art | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/1z0NVcn #kidlit

Naomi Shihab Nye Talks with Roger – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1z1hF8M #kidlit

Neil Gaiman recites Jabberwocky – YouTube http://buff.ly/1qEHIot #kidlit

The Nonfiction Detectives: The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 http://buff.ly/13bPTxn #kidlit

SLJ’s Top 10 Latino Books of 2014 | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1AhSBwC #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Top 10 fictional feasts in children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1wma8EM #kidlit

New Halifax Central Library, Halifax, 2014 by @shlarchitects #LibraryArchitecture #LibraryBuildings #LibraryDesign

LIBRARIES

Experts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1x3taSg #libraries

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1C4Z7Id #libraries

How many pizzas can you get for $1.5 billion? http://buff.ly/1sDRz9K #libraries

Libraries Face Off Against Publishers and the European Union at WIPO | Electronic Frontier Foundation http://buff.ly/1zATO41 #libraries

One of Shakespeare’s Rare First Folios Discovered in French Library — History in the Headlines http://buff.ly/1Bpv3GZ #libraries

Salt Lake City Public Library Proposes 24/7 Operations http://buff.ly/1DHEUNk #libraries

WI Libraries: Library of the Month: Cedarburg Public Library http://buff.ly/1v0oF4t #libraries

READING

2014 was a great year for books – and for book covers! Behold these beauties: http://on.nypl.org/1zBCqeZ

AbeBooks’ 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 http://buff.ly/1ApLemP #books #reading

TEEN READS

Bestselling Middle Grade and YA Authors Share Must-Read 2014 Picks! http://buff.ly/1szZxpW #yalit

How To Get Your Teenager To Read For Pleasure| Christine Stock | http://buff.ly/1DHtsRz #yalit

John Green Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Looking for Alaska’ http://buff.ly/1sExyQr #yalit

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1DGzKBb #yalit #ebooks

YA Trilogies That Ended in 2014 (That You Should Read in 2015)| EricSmith | http://buff.ly/1zYDLL6 #yalit

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Characters in children’s books are almost always white, and it’s a big problem – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1AbfjpD #yalit

‘Harriet the Spy’ Park Hangout Honored as a Literary Landmark http://buff.ly/1646g0W #kidlit

How our children’s book about a gay superhero avoided the straightwash | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1smpHH0 #lgbt #kidlit

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers : Code Switch : NPR http://buff.ly/1sgtX0l #kidlit

What are the best children’s books on the true spirit of Christmas? | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1D3RI04 #kidlit

Why Amelia Bedelia Is Literally The Most Terrifying Character Ever – Dorkly Post http://buff.ly/1IGf10f #kidlit #humor

TEEN READS

Rainbow Rowell’s Next Is CARRY ON – EarlyWord – http://buff.ly/1z7YCwi #yalit

ReedPOP & We Need Diverse Books Team Up For BookCon – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1IFvrWy #yalit

Stacked: "Best of 2014" in YA Fiction List Break Down http://buff.ly/1Abfp0C #yalit

YA Trilogies That Ended in 2014 (That You Should Read in 2015)| EricSmith | http://buff.ly/1zYDLL6 #yalit

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

4 new children’s books to stir the holiday spirit – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram http://buff.ly/1tDSGoZ #kidlit

Best Picture Books of 2014| Minh Le | http://buff.ly/1FTAbFX #kidlit

David Almond: each story comes with its own kind of fizz, gurgle and energy | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1tDQBcL #kidlit #authors

Jen Robinson’s Book Page: This Holiday Season, 70% of Kids Wants Books That Make Them Laugh, Says Scholastic http://buff.ly/1CGryjP #kidlit

Terrible Trivium – I See a Book and Get Angry and Write a Thing http://buff.ly/1zVAdZK #kidlit

The Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide — @100scopenotes http://buff.ly/1yJnomW #kidlit

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit? | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1yaXycZ #kidlit

EBOOKS

Nature makes all articles free to view : Nature News & Comment http://buff.ly/1CCKmR4 #free #econtent

LIBRARIES

I am Ferguson Public Library Director in Ferguson, MO. AMA! : IAmA http://buff.ly/1yaF9wS #libraries

New York Public Library Expands Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Loan Program | LJ INFOdocket http://buff.ly/1yd74Mw #libraries

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1vGk4IC #libraries

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READING

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction – Mic http://buff.ly/1yuRd9W #reading

TEEN READS

Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014 | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1yV4aeg #yalit

Exploring conflict through teen and YA books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/12zS6mZ #yalit

John Corey Whaley’s top 10 coming of age stories | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1pXJIHS #yalit

Stacked: Mental Illness in YA As a Minefield—Explore at Will: Guest Post by Rachel M. Wilson – http://buff.ly/1tJdvzr #yalit

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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities." Dr Seuss

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Being a White Guy in Children’s Books – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1Fjot7e #kidlit – Be sure to read the comments, lots of wisdom there.

Best Books 2014 | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/11qP82T #kidlit #yalit

The Best Horror Stories For Children| Evangeline Lilly | http://buff.ly/1HEqOM7 #kidlit

Dav Pilkey: I never hypnotised my principal! That part I made up | The Guardian http://buff.ly/15dXxZJ #kidlit

Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist | Celebrities | The State http://buff.ly/1xMg0at #kidlit

Jacqueline Woodson: ‘I don’t want anyone to feel invisible’ | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/11ZHtbM #kidlit

Meanwhile In America, Brown Girls Are Still Dreaming http://buff.ly/1yNxoKc #kidlit

New James Patterson Children’s Book Inspires Animated Web Series – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1vxrmQv #kidlit

Nonfiction conversations: Talking nonfiction picture book biographies with kids | There’s a Book for That http://buff.ly/11Qlchq #kidlit

Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels can Help Your Kids Love to Read http://cbldf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CBLDF-Raising-a-Reader-REV-070313-WEB.pdf … #ncte14

Year in Architecture 2014: Open to the Elements - The Fort Myers Regional Library and Talking Books Library, Lee County Library System, FL, comprises two buildings and an outdoor plaza. The computer/multimedia area in the northeast corner is wrapped in glass “to announce its presence to those entering downtown.”

LIBRARIES

"Allow me to explain why your library should not provide holiday programs this winter, or ever" http://ow.ly/EHA3n

BBC News – Scottish Book Trust calls for library card for every child http://buff.ly/1Fk2M6S #libraries

CALGARY (AB CA) NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY VIDEO: A Visual Beauty – Read The Fun Calgary New Central Library Facts: http://bestcalgaryhomes.com/video-new-central-library-east-village-calgary …

Dear Library, Forgive Me – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1vNL9LG #libraries

The Ferguson library gives a lesson in community http://buff.ly/1yXkv09 #libraries

Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community http://buff.ly/15r42so #libraries #ferguson

A Field Trip to America’s Public Libraries – The Atlantic http://buff.ly/1Fjp5K7 #libraries

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | MindShift http://buff.ly/1p6QUkL #libraries

How To Support the Ferguson Library – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1vJEhyU #libraries

Year in Architecture 2014: Open to the Elements - The Savage Branch & STEM Education Center, Howard County Library System, Laurel, MD, focuses on science and technology, as tubular skylights harvest natural light and exterior windows flood the building with light.

TEEN READS

The Best Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read| Lauren Sarner | http://buff.ly/1y8L3fl #yalit

Ursula K. Le Guin — "We will need writers who can remember freedom" | LISNews: http://buff.ly/1p6P0QV #yalit

What to read if you don’t like dystopia? | The Guardian http://buff.ly/15dXFbR #yalit

The 2014 list of Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews of children’s books has been released and is available for free on their website.  This second edition of their annual guide has over 350 starred titles as well as interviews with some great authors including Rick Yancey, Jandy Nelson, Ashley Bryan and Laurie Halse Anderson.  Enjoy!

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Barbie F*cks It Up Again http://buff.ly/1qAHXkP #sexism #kidlit #barbie

How this year’s National Book Awards could change the face of children’s literature http://buff.ly/1qz2yWA #kidlit

Jackie Woodson Wins National Book Award: Cue Jokes About Watermelon http://buff.ly/1AoCFvA #kidlit

‘Polar Express’ author and U-M grad Chris Van Allsburg talks about his newest book and more http://buff.ly/1F7Rlz9 #kidlit

R.A. Montgomery, Author And Publisher Of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Dead At 78 http://buff.ly/1vjnjHu #kidlit

Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature of 2014 – Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) http://buff.ly/1x6rjK8 #kidlit

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize winner announced | @GrrlScientist | Science | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1xQGtDi #kidlit

What are the best books series for younger children? | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1zwZ7iV #kidlit

“When you read my books, I’ll be there with you. We’ll share the story together.” @SANDRA_MARKLE http://picturebookmonth.com/2014/11/why-picture-books-are-important-by-sandra-markle/ … #PictureBookMonth

pico branch santa monica library - Google Search

LIBRARIES

6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public Library – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1EOgKxv #libraries

Make It Take It Kits at Meridian District Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1qz242F #libraries

Neil Gaiman -"For me, closing libraries is the equivalent of eating your seed corn to save a little money" http://buff.ly/1EZUEZ0 #libraries

Parasites @ Your Library — Annoyed Librarian http://buff.ly/1Haibsl #libraries

Simon & Schuster Strips "Buy It Now" Requirement from Library Ebook Program | Digital Book World http://buff.ly/1qB0uxh #ebooks #libraries

Twin Cities’ oldest library is being reborn as a job skills center | Star Tribune http://buff.ly/1x5WNQE #library

Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet : TreeHugger http://buff.ly/1qslDtv #libraries

Carbondale Branch Library New Books

READING

It’s Universal Children’s Day: What are the Benefits of Reading to Children? | Books LIVE http://buff.ly/1uXUPB3 #reading #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: Product Placement in books? http://buff.ly/1uDONpf #ebooks #reading

TEEN READS

The Ageless Appeal of Young Adult Literature| Grammarly | http://buff.ly/1vi3yAc #yalit

Author Sherman Alexie, On Writing For Young Adults | StateImpact Florida http://buff.ly/1x5Wrti #yalit

Frank Portman: from punk rocker to rising YA novelist http://buff.ly/1F76TD6 #yalit

Gay Without the Gay Angst: 10 Books About Lesbian/Bi/Queer Girls | Diversity in YA http://buff.ly/1F4Sdob #yalit

Resourceful Teens Will Always Find Books To Read| Eliot Schrefer | http://buff.ly/1ubxo20 #yalit

Stacked: Here There Be Dragons http://buff.ly/1qsslj7 #yalit

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