Category: Recommended Links

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last couple weeks that I think are cool:

Women's History Picture Books: Few things are as fascinating to a child as realizing that the amazing “character” and “story” she just read are true. Not only is it a great way for kids to learn about historical figures, both famous and obscure, but it’s tremendously inspiring to know that they, too, could grow up to change the world.


. @EliotSchrefer recommends these picture books: …

We Need Diverse Books™ | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit


What We Got Wrong About Books #ebooks #reading

Virginia Woolf, on secondhand books. Love.



Mobile Pop-Up Libraries: 12 Temporary & Traveling Book Lenders #libraries

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

Finally raining in SF bay area- 100% chance of reading.


83% of Kids Love Being Read Aloud To: Scholastic #reading

The Best Feminist Books for Younger Readers #kidlit

City Lights publishing its first children’s book » MobyLives #kidlit

Glenda Millard’s top 10 Australian children’s books #kidlit

How to get kids to read independently #reading

Newsmaker: Jacqueline Woodson | American Libraries Magazine #kidlit

When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books’ #kidlit

Women’s History Month 2015 – The Horn Book #kidlit

My philosophy - always better to have to many tooks than not enough! 6 Quotes About The Magic Of Reading


Cinderella Retellings #yalit

YA Books Come To Grips With Teen Suicide — Head-On #yalit

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

Choose your own adventure


CCBlogC: CCBC Diversity Logs on Pinterest #kidlit #yalit #weneeddiversebooks

Dr Seuss is more widely read than JK Rowling among children – Telegraph #kidlit

Mal Peet, writer, dies aged 67 – Telegraph #kidlit

No Boys Allowed: School visits as a woman writer #kidlit #authors #sexism

When you read....


17 of March 2015’s Best YA Books: Young Adult Readers, We Lucked Out This Month #yalit

Divergent author Veronica Roth is writing TWO new books #yalit

Gene Luen Yang to Write For DC Comics #yalit

Hot YA Book ‘The Square Root of Summer’ Sells at Auction #yalit

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

12 chapter books about diverse families for kids.


Are we doing it white? – The Horn Book – Once again don’t miss the amazing comments! #kidlit

Harmonica photo sparked children’s book ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan – #kidlit

A Letter of Gratitude to Walter Dean Myers | CBC Diversity #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Our Favorite LGBT-Positive Children’s Books | Out Magazine #lgbt #kidlit

The Show Me Librarian: Selection is Privilege #kidlit

The Thickety: The Whispering Woods Trailer – YouTube #kidlit

What are the best children’s picture books on horses? | Children’s books | The Guardian #kidlit

Reading is reading.


Down & dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

TED Gallery: When reading is an act of daring #reading

World’s Most Charming Independent Bookstores | Travel | Smithsonian


Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. – The Washington Post #reading #ebooks

a lovely little mobile library making its way through the italian countryside :)


Cambridge Public Library Wins National Architecture Award #libraries

The Cincinnati Public Library Lets You Use DSLRs and Studio Equipment for Free #libraries

Columbus Library chief looks to more than books | The Columbus Dispatch #libraries

Madison Public Library named one of 30 finalists for national me – WKOW 27 – #libraries

New Halifax Central Library by schmidt hammer lassen architects #libraries

The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project #libraries


Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? | Children’s books | The Guardian #yalit

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

Children's Books About Friendship Around the World |


The 2014 Cybils Awards | Cybils Awards #kidlit #yalit

The Best Is Yet to Come: An Early 2015 Picture Book Preview| Minh Le | #kidlit

CCBC Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity #kidlit

CCBlogC: Listen, Slowly to This Interview #kidllit

Children’s author shares top 10 picture books for kids #kidlit

Children’s books are never just for children | Books | The Guardian #kidlit

Children’s Books for Spring 2015: All Publisher’s Weekly Coverage #kidlit

Ed Emberley Won Kids Books’ Highest Honor, Then He Taught Us All To Draw | ARTery #kidlit

‘The End’ of the bedtime story? 1 in 3 parents never read to children before bed, says survey – Mirror Online #kidlit

Family reading time is important to many older kids, too #kidlit #reading

Holly Smale: The children’s author on growing up with Keats, back-stabbing bullies, and the awkwardness of modelling

How A Jilted Mom, A Former Nun And A Shattered Childhood Inspired ‘Madeline’ | ARTery #kidlit

How to Get Kids to Read More #reading

In Defense of Gentle Men – The Horn Book #kidlit – A beautiful piece.

Mo Willems: ‘I Want My Books To Be Played’ : NPR #kidlit

New Dr. Seuss Book Coming in July! #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: You’ve Got To Believe #kidlit

Pharrell Williams to Write 4 Books, Will Reach Out to the Children With ‘Happy’ Picture Book : Latin Post #kidlit

The Unlikable Female Character: Thoughts on Middle Grade Literature — @fuseeight #kidlit

Steven Butler’s top 10 menaces | The Guardian #kidlit

When reading... #read #readers #reading #amreading #book #books #novels #novel


Bookish Britain: literary jobs are the most desirable #librarians are No. 2!

Fayetteville Public Library to loan out mobile Wi-Fi devices | Fayetteville Flyer #libraries

Ferguson Library Director Gets Standing Ovation at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting | Transforming Libraries #libraries

Princeton University Bequeathed Rare Book Collection Worth $300 Million, Largest Gift in School’s History –

SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression | Library as Incubator Project #libraries

THE ANGELS GAME Typewriter quote on 5x7 cardstock by WritersWire, $5.00


6 Awesome YA Books Coming In February| BookBub | #yalit

Diversity in Reviewing YA – Malinda Lo Tackles How Diversity Is Treated (And Mis-Treated) #yalit

For Mardi Gras: YA Books Set in New Orleans | The Hub #yalit

How CPS officials decided to pull Persepolis from the classroom | Ben Joravsky on Politics | Chicago Reader #yalit

Love against the odds in books, a Valentine’s Day special | Children’s books | The Guardian #yalit

Scholastic Acquires Teen Author Aija Mayrock’s Self-Published Survival Guide to Bullying – MarketWatch #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki #yalit

Why I love AS King (and you should, too) – The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! #yalit


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

The truth


Five questions for Lucy Cousins – The Horn Book #kidlit

Interview: Matt De La Peña And Christian Robinson, Creators Of ‘Last Stop On Market Street’ : NPR #kidlit

The Nature and Nurture of Genius | Brain Pickings #kidlit

Q & A with Pam Muñoz Ryan #kidlit

Small But Mighty Presses Prevail at ALA Awards #kidlit

Ten Books for Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Gigi McAllister | Nerdy Book Club #kidlit

Trust the Process! – EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Newbery Honor Author Cece Bell #kidlit

Why everyone should read this graphic memoir – The Washington Post #kidlit

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain | MindShift


Attendance skyrockets at an innovative library in the Netherlands » MobyLives #libraries

R. David Lankes, "Awesome Librarians." – YouTube #libraries

What It's Like to Read a Good Book


Emily Lockhart: If I had a crystal clear message I would put it on a billboard | The Guardian #yalit

Meg Wolitzer: Catnip For ‘A Certain Kind Of Reader’ : NPR #yalit

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

Seriously though!!!


8 Picture Books You Don’t Have To Be A Kid To Love | WRKF #kidlit

2015 Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat: ‘I Never Really Thought That I Had a Chance’ #kidlit

ALA Youth Media Award Winners Get the News – EarlyWord – #kidlit

Cece Bell on El Deafo | American Libraries Magazine #kidlit

Comics Win Big at ALA’s 2015 Youth Media Awards #kidlit

Day 4: R. Gregory Christie – The Brown Bookshelf | #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Kwame Alexander on His 2015 Newbery Win: ‘Overwhelmed with Joy’ #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Jeff Mack #kidlit

Tomi Ungerer’s Triumphant Return – The New Yorker #kidlit

Top 10 children’s books on death and bereavement | Children’s books | The Guardian #kidlit


We Need Diverse Books Authors Take on Publishing, Reader Prejudice – Flavorwire #kidlit #WeNeedDiverseBooks

The World’s Darkest Children’s Book Illustrator Receives Long Overdue Exhibition #kidlit #authors

If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it. - 6 Quotes About The Magic Of Reading


Borrow a sewing machine? Sacramento Public Library to start loaning more than books | The Sacramento Bee #libraries

Google’s slow fade with librarians — The Message — Medium #libraries

Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium #libraries

New tools getting Boston Public Library’s old treasures online to millions – Books – The Boston Globe #libraries

Public rally to take place over Library of Birmingham cuts – Birmingham Mail #libraries

Seattle Public Library wins Knight grant for librarian-led, online skills service – GeekWire #libraries

Oh yeah!


2015 Young Adult Movie Adaptations #yalit

Canadian author condemns ‘anti-gay’ protest against his young-adult novel | Books | The Guardian #yalit

Jandy Nelson on Winning the 2015 Printz Medal: ‘Thrilled to the Bone’ #yalit

Scott Westerfeld Lands Deal With Simon Pulse For a New YA Trilogy | GalleyCat #yalit

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

Teach a child the read in about four lessons using an innovative new method. Visit to learn more.


The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction – The Horn Book #kidlit

Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl | Children’s books | The Guardian @kidlit

The Best Feminist Picture Books #kidlit

Doubleday Revives Peter Spier Classics #kidlit

Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ turns 25 #kidlit

How a Bad Case of the What-Ifs Turned into a Book by Kate Messner | Nerdy Book Club #kidlit

Illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham Dies at 94 #kidlit

The Importance of Dreaming: Why Diversity Matters in Science Fiction and Fantasy – by C. Taylor-Butler | #kidlit

Interview: Cece Bell, Author Of ‘El Deafo’ : NPR #kidlit

‘Little House,’ Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder : NPR #kidlit

A Little Press on the Prairie Grapples with a Bestseller #kidlit

The Many Uses of Books, According to Toddlers #kidlit #reading

Q & A with Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Seeing Carin Berger’sBox of Art Supplies Makes Me Happy #kidlit

Stellar Beginning Chapter Books for Young Readers │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | School Library Journal #kidlit

Thoughts on Newbery: What I’d Like to See Honored a Week from Today | educating alice #kidlit

Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers | The Guardian #kidlit

Walter Dean Myers: ‘Once I Began To Read, I Began To Exist’ #yalit #kidlit #reading

thelifeguardlibrarian: Well that’s true. huh.


Are You “The Man” or “The Mobilizer?” | Leading from the Library #libraries #leadership

Library Simplified | American Libraries Magazine – A library ebook in 3 clicks! #ebooks #libraries

Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge | LISNews: #libraries

The Loaves and Fishes Library | Best Small Library in America 2015 #libraries

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project #libraries

Walter Dean Myers: Once I Began To Read, I Began To Exist


Critics of ‘vulgar’ book for young adults want Governor General’s award rescinded | Ottawa Citizen #yalit

Fifteen Diverse Authors You Should Resolve to Read in 2015 | Lee & Low Blog #kidlit #yalit

ROT & RUIN issue 5 (of 5) in comic stores tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek!…

YA Librarians Ally Watkins and Karen Jensen talk the spiritual lives of teens in YA lit, part 1 — @TLT16 #yalit

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



Clare Furniss on sick lit and why labels in literature aren’t helpful | The Guardian #kidlit

Ethnicity of characters in children’s literature scrutinized – Victoria Advocate – #kidlit #diversity

Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond – #kidlit

Why Diversity In Children’s Literature Is So Important For Kids’ Development | KPLU – #diversity #kidlit



Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space | Library as Incubator Project #libraries

Hard Times Ahead for the Library of Birmingham #libraries



10 New Teen Titles We’re Excited About #yalit

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing in February 2015 | Blog | Epic Reads #yalit

2014 African American MG & YA Fiction | Zetta Elliott #yalit #kidlit #diversity

2015 Feminist YA Novel Book Recommendations #yalit #feminism

John Lewis on ‘March’ and revisiting the Civil Rights movement in 2015 | Shelf Life #yalit

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


Books to breed tolerance: what children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris | The Guardian #kidlit

Check Out Four New Images from the First Fully-Illustrated Harry Potter! #kidlit

Drawn & Quarterly’s publishing success story | Montreal Gazette – It’s all about the Moomins! #kidlit

Let’s Get Busy Podcast features Steve Antony (Ep. 115) #kidlit

Mac Barnett Interview (The Terrible Two)

NYPL | Children’s Books 2014 – 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing – #kidlit

NYPL Panel Asks: Where’s the Science Fiction for Younger Readers? #kidlit

Q & A with Meghan McCarthy #kidlit

SLJ’s Seventh Annual Battle of the Kids’ Books 2015 Contenders Announced #sljbob @SLJsBoB

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Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York’s Public Libraries | ArchDaily #libraries

Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe’s Most Magnificent Libraries #libraries

Meet the Tabletarians | Mobile Services #libraries

Rich Harwood on Libraries as Change Agents, Turning Outward, and the Need for Qualitative Data #libraries

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | The Guardian #libraries

This Ferguson Library Twitter Hashtag Just Might Make You Feel Better About the World – CityLab #libraries

Using #becauseofapubliclibrary, Ferguson (Mo.) library director sparked love from Twitterverse

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


Children’s reading shows simultaneous rise and decline. How can that add up? | The Guardian #reading

How to get kids to read — let them pick their own damn books – Vox #reading #kidlit

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again – The Washington Post #reading

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own #reading


Five questions for A. S. King – The Horn Book #yalit

Gayle Forman on why we need to talk about depression | Children’s books | The Guardian #yalit

The Great 2015 YA Series Round-Up – BOOK RIOT #yalit

Madeleine Kuderick’s top 10 books that explore mental health issues | The Guardian #yalit

‘TIME’s "100 Best Young Adult Books Of All Time" Is Very White… And Not Very YA | Bustle #yalit


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