Category: Recommended Links


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.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Berkeley author Marissa Moss says goodby to Amelia, a character that has delighted readers for 20 years http://buff.ly/1JUzayC #kidlit

Gay-themed children’s book challenged in North Carolina school http://buff.ly/1II8KTL #kidlit #lgbt

How We Talk (or Don’t Talk) About Diversity When We Read with Our Kids | Brightly http://buff.ly/1Af1w6U #diversity #reading

Kids Need Queer Books: On the Challenging of LGBTQ Books in Schools http://buff.ly/1cQo3vR #kidlit #lgbt

New Harry Potter illustrated editions spell rising sales for Bloomsbury http://buff.ly/1Se0OfC #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: It’s The 2015 Crystal Kite Award Winners! http://buff.ly/1AjQpcK #kidlit #yalit

vintagelibraries:

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

READING

Grant Snider’s latest lovely tribute to reading – http://buff.ly/1FuDtmw #reading

Why Are Children Reading Books? Don’t They Know It’s Digital First? http://buff.ly/1AksqtP #kidlit #ebooks #reading

TEEN READS

10 Literary Characters Tween and Teen Girls Can Look Up To | Brightly http://buff.ly/1Hhg3Mq #yalit

Jodi Picoult On Her New Book, Writing YA, and Feuding With Jonathan Franzen: "What remains are the facts" http://buff.ly/1S2KOgC #yalit

MTV Adapting Kirsten Smith’s YA Novel ‘Trinkets’ (Exclusive) http://buff.ly/1Ho2Sfh #yalit

Triple Play: Little, Brown Inks YA Author Laini Taylor for Three-Book Deal http://buff.ly/1LmpKNi #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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Upcoming Children’s Books to Get Excited About | TheReadingRoom http://buff.ly/1QwuQcY #kidlit

Evaluating Transgender Picture Books; Calling for Better Ones http://buff.ly/1JWNTwb #lgbt #kidlit

Get Ready for a Live-Action Winnie-the-Pooh Movie | TheReadingRoom http://buff.ly/1QwuUsY #kidlit

EBOOKS

People are Losing their Trust in e-books http://buff.ly/1QFrIvo #ebooks

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LIBRARIES

How One Man And His Horse Created A Mobile Library In Indonesia http://buff.ly/1cmCWWv #libraries

Librarians Versus the NSA http://buff.ly/1KRkJvY #privacy #libraries

YA LIT

Asexuality in YA Books http://buff.ly/1L3MDoC #yalit

I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell do I read? – A Queer Teen’s spoken word poem about LGBTQAI+ Representation http://buff.ly/1EHQqnf #lgbt

Liz Kessler’s top 10 books with turning points for teens http://buff.ly/1HjbXbQ #yalit

Michael Buckley discusses ‘Undertow’ and why he writes from female perspectives http://buff.ly/1H6L6zO #yalit

‘Nimona’ Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course http://buff.ly/1A2l4v9 #yalit

Stacked: What About YA Non-Fiction?: A Look at Recent and Upcoming Titles http://buff.ly/1K1GA6p #yalit

Superheroes, Royalty, and a Dystopian Adaptation | YA Graphic Novels http://buff.ly/1KN4TBS #yalit

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too http://buff.ly/1EFkYFg #yalit

YA Novels Inspired by Peter Pan http://buff.ly/1F8Vkxo #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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

30 most unforgettable animals from literature (infographic) http://buff.ly/1EYmZTp #kidlit

85 years of Nancy Drew: Did you know these facts about the popular teen detective? – Firstpost http://buff.ly/1ESqicQ #kidlit

I Am So Over Writing About Strong Girls* – Kirby Larson http://buff.ly/1RajSei #kidlit #yalit

An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia http://buff.ly/1KMlRB6 #kidlit #yalit

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LIBRARIES

Calgary Public Library CEO’s major changes making noise http://buff.ly/1bmnMzN #libraries

Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface http://buff.ly/1KGXrcl

Wisconsin police groups want ‘Don’t Shoot’ painting removed from library http://buff.ly/1ERzQF7 #libraries

To read is to voyage through time

TEEN READS

“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 http://buff.ly/1c2ioCY #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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

9 Trees In Literature That We Wish We Could Read A Book Under For Arbor Day http://buff.ly/1OP5JiE #kidlit

Christian Children’s Literature in the Library: A Quick Accounting — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production http://buff.ly/1OYKVFI #kidlit

Daniel Hahn’s top 10 forgotten children’s classics http://buff.ly/1zg3cfz #kidlit

Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver http://buff.ly/1DQqsfS #reading – I survived school bus rides with books!

Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm http://buff.ly/1P6uaZ3 #kidlit

Which are the best picture books about farms? http://buff.ly/1PNg9lk #kidlit

To read is to voyage through time

LIBRARIES

8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun http://buff.ly/1zgbiFc #libraries

Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Public Libraries Remain Open | LJ INFOdocket http://buff.ly/1bANErV #libraries

Obama Pushes Reading Through eBook, Library Initiatives http://buff.ly/1birw5f #libraries

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TEEN READS

Getting Graphic: Popular YA Books Adapted as Graphic Novels http://buff.ly/1Inqnqi #yalit

Quiet Books: They Deserve More Love http://buff.ly/1HNqJWR #yalit

YA Characters in Love With Poetry http://buff.ly/1OYJE17 #yalit

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

Books

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Maine School Under Fire for Reading Transgender Children’s Book to Students http://buff.ly/1OfkO2a #kidlit

A New ‘Wrinkle in Time’ – The dangers of security – http://buff.ly/1F7tWA0 #kidlit

Preview: The Atlas Powder Picture Book Company — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes http://buff.ly/1G3poGW #kidlit

There will be a documentary about banned Scary Stories books | News http://buff.ly/1DejbWD #kidlit

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

LIBRARIES

ALA says "NO!" to Section 215 reauthorization gambit http://buff.ly/1De8H9Q #libraries

‘Here to serve:’ Halifax libraries say they’re more welcoming, less rule-based, these days http://buff.ly/1QoXNbE #libraries

Library-Themed Parody of Uptown Funk Song Goes Viral http://buff.ly/1Et81ob #libraries

TEEN READS

Brian Conaghan’s top 10 controversial teen books http://buff.ly/1OoytyC #yalit

Q&A: ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author Jay Asher on bullying and teen suicide prevention http://buff.ly/1IJccK9 #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?

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

CBC and WNDB Team Up for Publishing Internships http://buff.ly/1NKnPY1 #kidlit

HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish the Final Discworld Novel by Sir Terry Pratchett http://buff.ly/1Gxbgec #kidlit

Marissa Moss’s Amelia Graduates Middle School—and Turns 20 http://buff.ly/1aR5abA #kidlit

Rachel Hamilton’s top 10 explosions in children’s books http://buff.ly/1Izvnct #kidlit

LIBRARIES

10 Ways Big and Small You Can Love Your Local Library http://buff.ly/1JMSVsi #libraries

CheckItOut – Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week http://buff.ly/1FOc8py #libraries #humor

New Orleans’s Once-destroyed Public Libraries a Strong and Necessary Component of Civic Infrastructure – http://buff.ly/1CKAOyd #libraries

New York Public Library’s Renovation Plans Advance http://buff.ly/1IefwwO #libraries

TEEN READS

Stacked: 2015 YA Novels in Verse: A Book List http://buff.ly/1FNY7Ir #yalit #poetry

WI Libraries: Celebrate Teen Literature Day! http://buff.ly/1ELEGnB #yalit

Woodley, ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ win big at MTV Movie Awards http://buff.ly/1OBYRXP #yalit

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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

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

Vera Nazarian

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Everywhere dragons – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1E1j2LH #kidlit

Five questions for Nikki Grimes – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1yTdcGi #kidlit #poetry

If you could change any rule . . . — @fuseeight gets them all exactly right – #kidlit

Inside The Mind Of The World’s Naughtiest Children’s Book Illustrator http://buff.ly/1CRnP05 #kidlit

Q & A with Rita Williams-Garcia http://buff.ly/1Cv6FSb #kidlit

LIBRARIES

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age http://buff.ly/1E1gKw9 #libraries

A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1GlpyPg #libraries

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart.

TEEN READS

Q&A: Atlantan Becky Albertalli on portraying travails of gay teen in “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” http://buff.ly/1DZYByP #yalit #lgbt

Stacked: Get Genrefied: YA Westerns http://buff.ly/1E1lW2U #yalit

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

Fiction Picture Books for STEM Girls (Via NaturallyEducational)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Bay Area Reporter Online | Authors praise rise in LGBT-themed kids’ books http://buff.ly/1DrGqTG #kidlit #lgbt #weneeddiversebooks

Best children’s books to celebrate diversity http://buff.ly/1EYZS5d #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit

Cece Bell is a literary superhero http://buff.ly/1EUNuDf #kidlit

Chris Loker: Picture Books Across the Ages | On Our Minds http://buff.ly/1OEfJy8 #kidlit

David Cadji Newby’s top 10 quests in children’s books http://buff.ly/1DrD03j #kidlit

Fall 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews http://buff.ly/1OQdM1q #kidlit #yalit

Great books that inspire a love of reading in kids — recommended by kids http://buff.ly/1anE37T #reading #kidlit

How easy is it to write a definitive guide to children’s literature in the age of the internet? http://buff.ly/1OQaU4W #kidlit

The Rite of Spring: Top Ten Books for the Season by Jill Bryan http://buff.ly/1EUMOOe #kidlit

RT Bologna 2015: Photos from the Fair http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/66075-bologna-2015-photos-from-the-fair.html … via @publisherswkly

RT The dialog between me and @roofbeam (author of MOSQUITOLAND) continues: …http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/03/open-letter-to-david-arnold-author-of.html … @diversebooks @kurtisscaletta Pls RT.

Top 10 twins in children’s books http://buff.ly/1Nm2eQ8 #kidlit

"When I'm really into a novel, I'm seeing the world differently at that time. Not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I'm actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."-Colin Firth

LIBRARIES

Libraries are special places in our communities http://buff.ly/1NyCkuq #libraries

Q and A: Shedding light on the library of the future http://buff.ly/1xyy6Pu #libraries

Renderings Reveal the Brand Spanking New MLK Library http://buff.ly/1ELrP5M #libraries

Swiss Army Librarian » Introducing Intergenerational Library Shelving :: Brian Herzog http://buff.ly/1Du4JPA #libraries

WI Libraries: ILEAD USA-Wisconsin Update http://buff.ly/1I1yYjp – How I spent last week. ILEAD Wisconsin Rocks! #libraries

TECHNOLOGY

Making Room for Making http://buff.ly/1a6GH1y #make

One in five American adults uses the internet only on smartphones http://buff.ly/1EFhus5 #technology #mobile #internet

YA LIT

Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too http://buff.ly/1CmcKnA

Reading outside of school is very important for kids http://buff.ly/1aeZRT8 #reading #tweens

Top-Notch YA Novels with Male Protagonists │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go http://buff.ly/1NAAV6F #yalit

#VeryRealisticYA Shows Youth Life Outside Of Carefully Constructed Teen Narratives http://buff.ly/1ExA6tL #yalit

BBC Culture did a survey of critics from around the world about what their favorite children’s book for under ten-year-olds is. The list started at over 150 titles, but was trimmed down to a top 21. Here are the books in order:

Charlotte's Web The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

1. Charlotte’s Web by EB White

2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

3. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

7. Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

9. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

11. The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

12. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

13. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Koenigsburg

14. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

15. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

16. Matilda by Roald Dahl

17. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

18. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

19. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

20. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

21. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

 

Wow, the list certainly skews white and either American or British. I can think of many titles I would love to have seen there, and some that I would remove immediately, like #20.  Ugh.

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