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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

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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

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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.

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.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

. @EliotSchrefer recommends these picture books: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/03/15/childrens-books-misfits-yeti-and-the-bird/24451007/ …

We Need Diverse Books™ | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents http://buff.ly/1O06Xde #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit

EBOOKS

What We Got Wrong About Books http://buff.ly/1FogqHJ #ebooks #reading

Virginia Woolf, on secondhand books. Love.

LIBRARIES

HOW DO YOU DESIGN THE LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE? — Medium http://buff.ly/1EHrmyJ #libraries

Mobile Pop-Up Libraries: 12 Temporary & Traveling Book Lenders http://buff.ly/1ArMDs3 #libraries

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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

83% of Kids Love Being Read Aloud To: Scholastic http://buff.ly/1G8p4YX #reading

The Best Feminist Books for Younger Readers http://buff.ly/1Gqy13d #kidlit

City Lights publishing its first children’s book » MobyLives http://buff.ly/1Bt9Rkn #kidlit

Glenda Millard’s top 10 Australian children’s books http://buff.ly/1EfmUa9 #kidlit

How to get kids to read independently http://buff.ly/1wXA5gf #reading

Newsmaker: Jacqueline Woodson | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/17Y0D5c #kidlit

When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books’ http://buff.ly/1GqxUVf #kidlit

Women’s History Month 2015 – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1E3wz0K #kidlit

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

TEEN READS

Cinderella Retellings http://buff.ly/1Fez1Ga #yalit

YA Books Come To Grips With Teen Suicide — Head-On http://buff.ly/1BqruT4 #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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

CCBlogC: CCBC Diversity Logs on Pinterest http://buff.ly/1DFAS2e #kidlit #yalit #weneeddiversebooks

Dr Seuss is more widely read than JK Rowling among children – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1DLeUgK #kidlit

Mal Peet, writer, dies aged 67 – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1EdMBue #kidlit

No Boys Allowed: School visits as a woman writer http://buff.ly/1GIM3ug #kidlit #authors #sexism

When you read....

TEEN READS

17 of March 2015’s Best YA Books: Young Adult Readers, We Lucked Out This Month http://buff.ly/1vUjdWX #yalit

Divergent author Veronica Roth is writing TWO new books http://buff.ly/1EGPS45 #yalit

Gene Luen Yang to Write For DC Comics http://buff.ly/1zCaXpY #yalit

Hot YA Book ‘The Square Root of Summer’ Sells at Auction http://buff.ly/1vUjWHK #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.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Are we doing it white? – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1CTucgx – Once again don’t miss the amazing comments! #kidlit

Harmonica photo sparked children’s book ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan –http://buff.ly/1LIuyxb #kidlit

A Letter of Gratitude to Walter Dean Myers | CBC Diversity http://buff.ly/1DP2mYq #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Our Favorite LGBT-Positive Children’s Books | Out Magazine http://buff.ly/1zDP0aU #lgbt #kidlit

The Show Me Librarian: Selection is Privilege http://buff.ly/1AYq6XR #kidlit

The Thickety: The Whispering Woods Trailer – YouTube http://buff.ly/1Lxy4dC #kidlit

What are the best children’s picture books on horses? | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1w8GmzJ #kidlit

Reading is reading.

BOOKS

Down & dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths http://buff.ly/19YWH5A

TED Gallery: When reading is an act of daring http://buff.ly/1w64KHV #reading

World’s Most Charming Independent Bookstores | Travel | Smithsonian http://buff.ly/1EmWTqJ

EBOOKS

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1LCWfaL #reading #ebooks

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

LIBRARIES

Cambridge Public Library Wins National Architecture Award http://buff.ly/1Lv9CI1 #libraries

The Cincinnati Public Library Lets You Use DSLRs and Studio Equipment for Free http://buff.ly/1wkWAvs #libraries

Columbus Library chief looks to more than books | The Columbus Dispatch http://buff.ly/1Lv7obq #libraries

Madison Public Library named one of 30 finalists for national me – WKOW 27 – http://buff.ly/1A76r2C #libraries

New Halifax Central Library by schmidt hammer lassen architects http://buff.ly/1BZhbH4 #libraries

The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1EnjyTU #libraries

TEEN READS

Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1B9tsqY #yalit

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