Category: Recommended Links

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

Vera Nazarian


Everywhere dragons – The Horn Book #kidlit

Five questions for Nikki Grimes – The Horn Book #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 #kidlit

Q & A with Rita Williams-Garcia #kidlit


Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age #libraries

A look back: Creating The Yahara Music Library at Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project #libraries

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart.


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

Stacked: Get Genrefied: YA Westerns #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)


The Bay Area Reporter Online | Authors praise rise in LGBT-themed kids’ books #kidlit #lgbt #weneeddiversebooks

Best children’s books to celebrate diversity #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit

Cece Bell is a literary superhero #kidlit

Chris Loker: Picture Books Across the Ages | On Our Minds #kidlit

David Cadji Newby’s top 10 quests in children’s books #kidlit

Fall 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews #kidlit #yalit

Great books that inspire a love of reading in kids — recommended by kids #reading #kidlit

How easy is it to write a definitive guide to children’s literature in the age of the internet? #kidlit

The Rite of Spring: Top Ten Books for the Season by Jill Bryan #kidlit

RT Bologna 2015: Photos from the Fair … via @publisherswkly

RT The dialog between me and @roofbeam (author of MOSQUITOLAND) continues: … … @diversebooks @kurtisscaletta Pls RT.

Top 10 twins in children’s books #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 are special places in our communities #libraries

Q and A: Shedding light on the library of the future #libraries

Renderings Reveal the Brand Spanking New MLK Library #libraries

Swiss Army Librarian » Introducing Intergenerational Library Shelving :: Brian Herzog #libraries

WI Libraries: ILEAD USA-Wisconsin Update – How I spent last week. ILEAD Wisconsin Rocks! #libraries


Making Room for Making #make

One in five American adults uses the internet only on smartphones #technology #mobile #internet


Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Reading outside of school is very important for kids #reading #tweens

Top-Notch YA Novels with Male Protagonists │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go #yalit

#VeryRealisticYA Shows Youth Life Outside Of Carefully Constructed Teen Narratives #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.


. @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

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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


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