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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The former host of Reading Rainbow wants you to take a look in a book this summer http://buff.ly/1MJ5ZQ9 #kidlit

How barbershops make the cut in helping kids read http://buff.ly/1Lehm5t #kidlit

How to swap games consoles for books (and get kids reading) http://buff.ly/1R5ZAzZ #kidlit

Let’s Stop Shaming Little Boys Who Read About Girls http://buff.ly/1d4rdMl #kidlit

Middle School Pride : LGBTQ+ Tweens in Literature for Youth http://buff.ly/1IXQE0q #kidlit

LIBRARIES

Library of Congress Chief Retires Under Fire http://buff.ly/1LbTJub #libraries

Teen Services at San Diego Central Library http://buff.ly/1Lamfwf #libraries

What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh http://buff.ly/1Bm7Mug #libraries

TEEN READS

Chronicle Sees YA Differently http://buff.ly/1C9GEJE #yalit #publishers

YA Books With Intersex Characters http://buff.ly/1GPdEfJ #yalit

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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Completely Insane Books You Should Read with Your Kid | Brightly http://buff.ly/1IedygQ #kidlit

The 10 best Pippi Longstocking quotes http://buff.ly/1FtvWxV #kidlit

10 LGBTQ Picture Books That Broke Ground In Children’s Literature http://buff.ly/1FNhiF1 #kidlit #lgbt

30 summer books that kids will gobble up http://buff.ly/1FVJtmK #kidlit #yalit

BEA 2015: Spotlight on African-American Children’s Authors and Illustrators http://buff.ly/1IedY71 #kidlit #authors #weneeddiversebooks

Best-selling author to launch imprint for children’s books http://buff.ly/1Geax2D #kidlit #publishing

From the Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew: The Secret Ghostwriters of Children’s Fiction http://buff.ly/1JhPaw4 #kidlit

An Interview with Caldecott Medal Winner Dan Santat – GeekDad http://buff.ly/1ADtzgq #kidlit

The Joy of Summer Reading | TIME For Kids http://buff.ly/1ELqGVM #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Happy book birthday to Circus Mirandus! http://buff.ly/1K9xq73 #kidlit

Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books http://buff.ly/1I8SsQX #reading #kidlit

Boston Public Library Children's Area

LIBRARIES

#LibraryYES http://buff.ly/1Icqu6V #libaries

Boston Public Library boss Amy Ryan resigns http://buff.ly/1KHlW8S #libraries

Denver Public Library’s new on-site social worker settling into job http://buff.ly/1BMJhkq #libraries

Palfrey: Libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google http://buff.ly/1K9xm7h #libraries

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READING

The Best Websites to Discover New Books http://buff.ly/1Fu7GNe #books #reading

Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits http://buff.ly/1KIhJ7W #reading #ebooks

Reading at Home: 8 Things Your Kid’s Teacher Wishes You Would Do | Brightly http://buff.ly/1JlqrJ6 #reading

TEEN READS

7 YA Books Featuring Bisexual Characters http://buff.ly/1GZCVUP #yalit #lgbt

Chronicle Issues Mother-Daughter Memoirs of Living with Anorexia http://buff.ly/1dN2mhh #yalit

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Wins 6 Drama Desk Awards http://buff.ly/1Ka4BHC

Hard Corners of Life: Debut YA Author Adam Silvera on “More Happy Than Not” http://buff.ly/1GZMuTN #yalit

Nancy Pearl Suggests Crossover YA http://buff.ly/1Ka6vrG #yalit

Sophie Kinsella: ‘Once I get an idea, I find it difficult to put it down’ – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1FNgMH9 #yalit

The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List http://buff.ly/1cykMRe #yalit

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

CHILDREN’S LIT

The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows — @100scopenotes http://buff.ly/1J2PkHN #kidlit

Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of "Eloise" Stories http://buff.ly/1FGPQKr #kidlit

LGBTQ Publishing: Books for Every Body http://buff.ly/1IY8OP8 #lgbt #kidlit

‘Oh, what happiness!’ – 10 best Moomins quotes ever http://buff.ly/1FvnzFl #kidlit

Scholastic Publishing Novel on Transgender Eight-Year-Old By Self-Described ‘Fat Queer Activist’ http://buff.ly/1HMGEGx #kidlit #lgbt

Society must be ‘much more careful’ of bodies it shows children, Malorie Blackman says – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1dv89b1 #kidlit

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13 http://buff.ly/1cXW90O #kidlit

LIBRARIES

Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1FR0UXb #libraries

Rembrandt, Dürer artwork missing from Boston Public Library http://buff.ly/1IVLaBt #libraries

Then there were 100: Why the Toronto Public Library’s newest branch is the perfect modern library http://buff.ly/1FvgLaJ #libraries

READING

Beware Grade-Level Reading and the Cult of Proficiency http://buff.ly/1HMHDXu #reading

Some children just don’t like reading, says Guess How Much I Love You author – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1F8jip5 #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.

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:

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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

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