Category: Recommended Links

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:


The former host of Reading Rainbow wants you to take a look in a book this summer #kidlit

How barbershops make the cut in helping kids read #kidlit

How to swap games consoles for books (and get kids reading) #kidlit

Let’s Stop Shaming Little Boys Who Read About Girls #kidlit

Middle School Pride : LGBTQ+ Tweens in Literature for Youth #kidlit


Library of Congress Chief Retires Under Fire #libraries

Teen Services at San Diego Central Library #libraries

What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh #libraries


Chronicle Sees YA Differently #yalit #publishers

YA Books With Intersex Characters #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:


5 Completely Insane Books You Should Read with Your Kid | Brightly #kidlit

The 10 best Pippi Longstocking quotes #kidlit

10 LGBTQ Picture Books That Broke Ground In Children’s Literature #kidlit #lgbt

30 summer books that kids will gobble up #kidlit #yalit

BEA 2015: Spotlight on African-American Children’s Authors and Illustrators #kidlit #authors #weneeddiversebooks

Best-selling author to launch imprint for children’s books #kidlit #publishing

From the Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew: The Secret Ghostwriters of Children’s Fiction #kidlit

An Interview with Caldecott Medal Winner Dan Santat – GeekDad #kidlit

The Joy of Summer Reading | TIME For Kids #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Happy book birthday to Circus Mirandus! #kidlit

Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books #reading #kidlit

Boston Public Library Children's Area


#LibraryYES #libaries

Boston Public Library boss Amy Ryan resigns #libraries

Denver Public Library’s new on-site social worker settling into job #libraries

Palfrey: Libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google #libraries



The Best Websites to Discover New Books #books #reading

Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits #reading #ebooks

Reading at Home: 8 Things Your Kid’s Teacher Wishes You Would Do | Brightly #reading


7 YA Books Featuring Bisexual Characters #yalit #lgbt

Chronicle Issues Mother-Daughter Memoirs of Living with Anorexia #yalit

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Wins 6 Drama Desk Awards

Hard Corners of Life: Debut YA Author Adam Silvera on “More Happy Than Not” #yalit

Nancy Pearl Suggests Crossover YA #yalit

Sophie Kinsella: ‘Once I get an idea, I find it difficult to put it down’ – Telegraph #yalit

The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:


The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows — @100scopenotes #kidlit

Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of "Eloise" Stories #kidlit

LGBTQ Publishing: Books for Every Body #lgbt #kidlit

‘Oh, what happiness!’ – 10 best Moomins quotes ever #kidlit

Scholastic Publishing Novel on Transgender Eight-Year-Old By Self-Described ‘Fat Queer Activist’ #kidlit #lgbt

Society must be ‘much more careful’ of bodies it shows children, Malorie Blackman says – Telegraph #kidlit

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13 #kidlit


Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says – Telegraph #libraries

Rembrandt, Dürer artwork missing from Boston Public Library #libraries

Then there were 100: Why the Toronto Public Library’s newest branch is the perfect modern library #libraries


Beware Grade-Level Reading and the Cult of Proficiency #reading

Some children just don’t like reading, says Guess How Much I Love You author – Telegraph #kidlit #reading

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

These also seem very doable--the arrangement of the shelves creates the caves.


Berkeley author Marissa Moss says goodby to Amelia, a character that has delighted readers for 20 years #kidlit

Gay-themed children’s book challenged in North Carolina school #kidlit #lgbt

How We Talk (or Don’t Talk) About Diversity When We Read with Our Kids | Brightly #diversity #reading

Kids Need Queer Books: On the Challenging of LGBTQ Books in Schools #kidlit #lgbt

New Harry Potter illustrated editions spell rising sales for Bloomsbury #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: It’s The 2015 Crystal Kite Award Winners! #kidlit #yalit


Library of Virginia, Welcome to the BookMobile, year unknown.


Grant Snider’s latest lovely tribute to reading – #reading

Why Are Children Reading Books? Don’t They Know It’s Digital First? #kidlit #ebooks #reading


10 Literary Characters Tween and Teen Girls Can Look Up To | Brightly #yalit

Jodi Picoult On Her New Book, Writing YA, and Feuding With Jonathan Franzen: "What remains are the facts" #yalit

MTV Adapting Kirsten Smith’s YA Novel ‘Trinkets’ (Exclusive) #yalit

Triple Play: Little, Brown Inks YA Author Laini Taylor for Three-Book Deal #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Tinker and Invent


10 Upcoming Children’s Books to Get Excited About | TheReadingRoom #kidlit

Evaluating Transgender Picture Books; Calling for Better Ones #lgbt #kidlit

Get Ready for a Live-Action Winnie-the-Pooh Movie | TheReadingRoom #kidlit


People are Losing their Trust in e-books #ebooks

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How One Man And His Horse Created A Mobile Library In Indonesia #libraries

Librarians Versus the NSA #privacy #libraries


Asexuality in YA Books #yalit

I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell do I read? – A Queer Teen’s spoken word poem about LGBTQAI+ Representation #lgbt

Liz Kessler’s top 10 books with turning points for teens #yalit

Michael Buckley discusses ‘Undertow’ and why he writes from female perspectives #yalit

‘Nimona’ Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course #yalit

Stacked: What About YA Non-Fiction?: A Look at Recent and Upcoming Titles #yalit

Superheroes, Royalty, and a Dystopian Adaptation | YA Graphic Novels #yalit

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too #yalit

YA Novels Inspired by Peter Pan #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

Find Your Way - Draw People into Your Library & Back Again - Ideas & Inspiration from Demco


30 most unforgettable animals from literature (infographic) #kidlit

85 years of Nancy Drew: Did you know these facts about the popular teen detective? – Firstpost #kidlit

I Am So Over Writing About Strong Girls* – Kirby Larson #kidlit #yalit

An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia #kidlit #yalit



Calgary Public Library CEO’s major changes making noise #libraries

Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

Wisconsin police groups want ‘Don’t Shoot’ painting removed from library #libraries

To read is to voyage through time


“I bet I’d like The Pitcher in the Rye better. Less whining, more throwing stuff.”  — Best critical reaction to catcher in the rye I’ve ever heard (via yahighway)

Jandy Nelson: I felt like every work I’ve ever fallen in love with spoke to me all at once #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

Books turn muggles into wizards


9 Trees In Literature That We Wish We Could Read A Book Under For Arbor Day #kidlit

Christian Children’s Literature in the Library: A Quick Accounting — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production #kidlit

Daniel Hahn’s top 10 forgotten children’s classics #kidlit

Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver #reading – I survived school bus rides with books!

Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm #kidlit

Which are the best picture books about farms? #kidlit

To read is to voyage through time


8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun #libraries

Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Public Libraries Remain Open | LJ INFOdocket #libraries

Obama Pushes Reading Through eBook, Library Initiatives #libraries



Getting Graphic: Popular YA Books Adapted as Graphic Novels #yalit

Quiet Books: They Deserve More Love #yalit

YA Characters in Love With Poetry #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:



Maine School Under Fire for Reading Transgender Children’s Book to Students #kidlit

A New ‘Wrinkle in Time’ – The dangers of security – #kidlit

Preview: The Atlas Powder Picture Book Company — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes #kidlit

There will be a documentary about banned Scary Stories books | News #kidlit

Way Beyond Fuddy-Duddy: New Libraries Bring out the Best in Students - Edutopia


ALA says "NO!" to Section 215 reauthorization gambit #libraries

‘Here to serve:’ Halifax libraries say they’re more welcoming, less rule-based, these days #libraries

Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral #libraries


Brian Conaghan’s top 10 controversial teen books #yalit

Q&A: ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author Jay Asher on bullying and teen suicide prevention #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

How fun is this?


CBC and WNDB Team Up for Publishing Internships #kidlit

HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish the Final Discworld Novel by Sir Terry Pratchett #kidlit

Marissa Moss’s Amelia Graduates Middle School—and Turns 20 #kidlit

Rachel Hamilton’s top 10 explosions in children’s books #kidlit


10 Ways Big and Small You Can Love Your Local Library #libraries

CheckItOut – Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week #libraries #humor

New Orleans’s Once-destroyed Public Libraries a Strong and Necessary Component of Civic Infrastructure – #libraries

New York Public Library’s Renovation Plans Advance #libraries


Stacked: 2015 YA Novels in Verse: A Book List #yalit #poetry

WI Libraries: Celebrate Teen Literature Day! #yalit

Woodley, ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ win big at MTV Movie Awards #yalit


Every year for National Library Week, ALA releases the list of the top banned books of the previous year. Here is this year’s list that continues to be filled with familiar titles that look at a range of diversity. The Washington Post has a great article about the list.


1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

3. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

5. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris

6. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

9. A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

10. Drama by Raina Telgemeier


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