Category: Recommended Links


Banned in America

Moms Demand Action has a very compelling anti-gun campaign.  Part of it is this image that really speaks to me:

You can see more of their efforts on their website.

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Children’s Books: A Shifting Market http://buff.ly/1cQkXVp #kidlit

Classic children’s book ‘Harriet the Spy’ turns 50 – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1ewXfde #kidlit

Fall 2014 Children’s Sneak Previews http://buff.ly/1gzT17l #kidlit #yalit

Getting the right books into every young child’s hands | Dallas Morning News http://buff.ly/OzdFgt #kidlit #reading

Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/OzbcTl #kidlit

Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents| Joe Paradise | http://buff.ly/OzdsK3 #reading #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: Marla Frazee: Art of the Picture Book Panel http://buff.ly/OzelCp #kidlit

Passport to a World of Reading: USBBY’s 2014 Outstanding International Books List | SLJ – http://buff.ly/OzbwBs #kidlit #yalit

READER’S CHIT | Nurturing the creative spark http://buff.ly/OzdAJB #reading

Seven Islamic-themed children’s books | The National http://buff.ly/1cQl2IO #kidlit

I like big books and I can not lie.

TEEN READS

Books for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/Mv9Kzb #yalit

An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings | Blog | Epic Reads http://buff.ly/1cQ811S #yalit

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief film’s biggest hurdle was Death | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1cQ7WeG #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

-Madeleine L'Engle

CHILDREN’S LIT

6 Life Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder| Bich Minh Nguyen | http://buff.ly/1eELQfM #kidlit

Anne Ursu on ‘The Real Boy’ and writing for kids | MinnPost http://buff.ly/1cprRgR #kidlit

Children reading books to cats | Metro News http://buff.ly/1dCVMBS #reading

Downtown Books: Five great children’s books about Harriet Tubman http://buff.ly/1dCWrTP #kidlit

Glenn Close, Sophie Nelisse, Octavia Spencer Join ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’ | Variety http://buff.ly/1dvLLGm #kidlit

Happy birthday, Charles Darwin! – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1cxj0tu #kidlit

J.K. Rowling Did Make a Mistake, But It Wasn’t the Ron-Hermione Pairing | BOOK RIOT- http://buff.ly/NDvPgA #kidlit

Pictures Of Babies As Book Characters Are Worth WAY More Than A Thousand Words http://buff.ly/1g1SLiB #kidlit

Zita the Spacegirl faces her toughest challenge yet: Space Prison! http://buff.ly/NyiMgd #kidlit

EBOOKS

As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses? http://buff.ly/Nyj9Yk #publishing

My favorite winter activity is going back inside and reading a book in my pajamas (and spring, summer and autumn...)

LIBRARIES

12 Jobs on the Brink: Will They Evolve or Go Extinct? http://buff.ly/1eEFMDP See a smart take on libraries! #libraries

Best College Libraries: 12 of America’s Most Magical http://buff.ly/1lM9Kv4 #libraries

Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS). http://buff.ly/1orF417 #libraries

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TEEN READS

Beth Revis: Why is Diversity Important? http://buff.ly/1gpI7T8 #yalit

The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2014 http://buff.ly/1orFSD2 #kidlit #yalit

Pete Hautman on the Book that Will Save Us (Writing for the Long Haul series)/ Desert Dispatches http://buff.ly/NyirKB #writing #yalit

YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins! | The Hub http://buff.ly/1dvLX8x #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children’s Books http://buff.ly/1fpfseZ #kidlit

2014 Spring/Summer Picture Book Preview| Minh Le | http://buff.ly/1dqyBKX #kidlit

Black history books teach children about traditions, unsung heroes http://buff.ly/1fpfm74 #kidlit

Books on Film: Making ‘The Calls’ — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes http://buff.ly/1dsPS6j #kidlit

COVER REVEAL: Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’ — The Beat http://buff.ly/1dqyA9I #kidlit

Exclusive: JK Rowling on Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart – audio | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1bZvf1L #kidlit

Happy Year of the Horse! – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/MYlAmC #kidlit

‘Harry Potter’ Ending May Be Wrong, Says JK Rowling http://buff.ly/1dkpT0C #kidlit

How stories and reading can help teach children about disability | Guardian Professional http://buff.ly/MTe7p3 #kidlit

Jim Henson Company Options Rights to Randi Zuckerberg’s Picture Book DOT; Plans New Animated TV Series http://buff.ly/N9lp8a #kidlit

New ALSC Rule Will Limit Awards Committee Members’ Reviewing, Blogging | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1dqTPZ0 #libraries #blogging

Pip Jones’s top 10 cats in children’s books | Children’s books http://buff.ly/MFgdsk #kidlit

Tim Federle@TimFederle Feb 3

Confidence is overrated. Everything I’ve ever been proud of began in a place of total uncertainty.

Video: Mo Willems reacts to winning a 2014 Giesel honor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsqz_giMvzw&feature=share&list=UU7XkXRUKONFXX3-rnZO7Tag

EBOOKS

FCC makes “close call” in issuing e-reader waiver – District Dispatch http://buff.ly/MTmYa7 #ebooks

LIBRARIES

FCC: The time is now to speed library broadband connections http://buff.ly/N9AQxe #libraries

Minnesota’s libraries are rushing to adapt to a post-book world | Star Tribune http://buff.ly/N9DeE6 #libraries

Sonoma Library to Host Minecraft Camp – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/1bZBanp #libraries

TEEN READS

For Black History Month, a time line to what black history in YA fiction looks like: http://bookriot.com/2014/02/05/black-history-ya-fiction-time-line/ …

Manga comics: where to start | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1fpfzHb #kidlit #manga

Outstanding Books for the College Bound | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) http://buff.ly/1fz0mUd #yalit

Ransom Riggs, photo collector – Fine Books and Collections http://buff.ly/1fN4Ecl #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

Read these 15 books for Chinese New Year or anytime to share a different culture with your kids.

CHILDREN’S LIT

‘The Giver’: First Look at Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in Lois Lowry’s classic | Inside Movies http://buff.ly/1g6cFfM #kidlit

If All Adults Reread ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ The World Would Be A Much Better Place http://buff.ly/1fjVMdK #kidlit

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Titles worth checking out http://buff.ly/1gr8QSo #kidlit

The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/1dLdRgO #kidlit #ebooks

Rare Book Tramp Digital Art  - Rare Book Tramp Fine Art Print

LIBRARIES

ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity – http://buff.ly/1bagc8o #libraries

Libraries as America’s Techno-Glue? http://buff.ly/1aOVvP1 #libraries

Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/1dObXMg #libraries

READING

Report: 250 million school age kids can’t read – Appeal-Democrat: Us http://buff.ly/1baeCTT #reading

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TEEN READS

Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second | Shelf Life http://buff.ly/1ba4k6k #yalit

Stories of the Impossible – An interview with Patrick Ness | BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1ffLz24 #yalit

Two Studios to Partner on an Adaptation of ‘Between Shades of Gray’ – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1dLQ1BA #yalit

What graphic novel should be required reading in high schools? http://buff.ly/MrU1C1 #yalit

What makes an adult book right for teens? http://buff.ly/1gqMjFk #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Mom-Approved Books on Puberty That Kids Will Actually Like | The Stir http://buff.ly/L2erkp #kidlit

13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids – What Do We Do All Day? http://buff.ly/1hnLU3r #kidlit

ABC Books for Winter: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193021534003573697/

Chris Raschka and Jon Klassen: A Caldecott Conversation — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes http://buff.ly/L2Oxgp #kidlit

Ten Ways to Raise Writers by Julie Falatko | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/L2eyMM #writing

EBOOKS

eReading Is Rising, But It’s Not Replacing Print: Pew Research – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1hvPys0 #ebooks

MAKING

You Bought It, You Own It! Time to Reclaim the Right to Use/Tinker/Repair/Make/Sell/Lend Your Stuff | EFF http://buff.ly/1hvJfF4 #making

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Updated John Green Typography GIF with An Abundance of Katherines!

TEEN READS

9 Teen Novels As Good As They Are Popular http://buff.ly/1hnLUAu #yalit

Top 13 YA Books for Talking to Teens About Tough Stuff | Laurie Halse Anderson http://buff.ly/1cV4hra #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

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CHILDREN’S LIT

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Come To Life In Eerie Photography Project http://buff.ly/JFuPq0 #kidlit

CCBlogC: Authors and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad, No Good Review http://buff.ly/KBf6Jk #kidlit

Dan Gutman on a career that he’s glad he fell into http://buff.ly/1a0gLhl #kidlit

Like a Winter Vortex, BOB 2014 Is Gathering Force — http://ow.ly/soCee SLJ’s Battle of the Books is Back! #sljbob @SLJsBoB

Matt Renwick’s Top Ten Takeaways from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1lwZfJy #kidlit

Monica Edinger’s List of Books About Africa – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1dOoKma #kidlit

What Makes a Good Horse Book? – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/KEuKUc #kidlit

EBOOKS

Barnes & Noble announces abysmal holiday Nook sales | Internet & Media – CNET News http://buff.ly/KJBGPP #ebooks

Will an “All-You-Can-Read” service work? – Business Circle http://buff.ly/1ikWOXP #ebooks

LIBRARIES

Corinne Hill: LJ’s 2014 Librarian of the Year http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/01/awards/corinne-hill-ljs-2014-librarian-of-the-year/ …

Librarians Take On New Roles in the Digital Age (INFOGRAPHIC) | Frankie Rendón http://buff.ly/1cFXrcl #libraries

Minnesota librarians push to curb NSA snooping | Star Tribune http://buff.ly/JU0mnC - Proud to be a librarian! #libraries #nsa #privacy

Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab opens up digital world | Tacoma | The News Tribune http://buff.ly/1a0iqU7 #libraries

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013 http://buff.ly/1lwMbnt #libraries

SOCIAL MEDIA

Drinking from the Twitter firehose: I love the stream, but I need more filters and bridges — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/KJVaUH

YA LIT

10 YA Releases We Can’t Wait to Read in 2014 http://buff.ly/1dVgvon #yalit

2014 YA Fiction Preview: 60 Titles for Your January – June Radar | BOOK RIOT – http://buff.ly/1ad6Bxl #yalit

BBC – Newsbeat – Five books being turned into films in 2014 http://buff.ly/1lwOOFO #yalit

The Compulsive Reader: Laurie Halse Anderson Talks About The Impossible Knife of Memory http://buff.ly/1aI8heP #yalit

Disney is giving the Star Wars comics license to Marvel in 2015 http://buff.ly/1cNS23U

‘I don’t want smut on the page’: Divergent author Veronica Roth on sex and teen fiction – The Independent http://buff.ly/1lwP5IM #yalit

Page to Screen: A Year’s Worth of New Adaptations | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1lwZYKG #yalit

2013 on Twitter

Check out a summation of my 2013 activity on Twitter. Thank you to all of my followers for another great year!

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Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

Fun New Year's Books for Kids - learn about different traditions and resolutions.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

15 Children’s Books Re-Envisioned For College Students http://buff.ly/1fnF5xi #kidlit

100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013 — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production http://buff.ly/1fnwjPN #kidlit

Best science picture books of 2013, including one that explains that babies don’t grow in mommy’s tummy. http://buff.ly/1cTSNID #kidlit

Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. http://buff.ly/1c1CE3A #kidlit

For gifters: kid picture books with snowy themes | Post-Crescent Media http://buff.ly/1fnwlXO #kidlit

HARRY POTTER Apparates Into the West End; J.K. Rowling to Co-Produce Stage Play Based on Magical Book Series! http://buff.ly/18DcZPI #kidlit

Hooked on books: Author James Patterson wants kids to share his love of reading : Student News http://buff.ly/1fjMWMa #kidlit

How Beatrix Potter self-published Peter Rabbit | Books http://buff.ly/1cOvP5E #kidlit

Jim Smith’s top 10 funny books for kids | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1fjKeX5 #kidlit

Joyce Sidman casts spells with poetry | Star Tribune http://buff.ly/1fnw4nV #poetry #kidlit

Live Webcast Scheduled for ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/19Ak8ib #kidlit #yalit #awards #libraries

This Is What Children’s Books Looked Like In The 1800s, And It’s Super Fascinating http://buff.ly/1fnF4td #kidlit

EBOOKS

E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World : Parallels : NPR http://buff.ly/1hnU6AB #ebooks

It Seems Weird How Cheap Amazon Kindles Are — Until You See This Crazy Stat – Business Insider http://buff.ly/1fmuJh6 #ebooks

LIBRARIES

Germany’s Unperfekthaus: Is this the Library of the Future? – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/1fjKMwj #libraries

Libraries and how a study into their use influences facilities management | Human factors in FM http://buff.ly/18KbVak #libraries

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century http://buff.ly/18KbgWC #libraries

Library, parks and rec merger commences in Clive | The Des Moines Register http://buff.ly/1c55Wyl #libraries

Weekend Giveaway: Literary Quote Art Prints from Obvious State

PRIVACY

54 Civil Liberties and Public Interest Organizations Oppose the FISA Improvements Act | EFF http://buff.ly/18zrrYZ #privacy

CBS Airs NSA Propaganda Informercial Masquerading As ‘Hard Hitting’ 60 Minutes Journalism | Techdirt http://buff.ly/1fjRNgs #privacy

Facebook self-censorship: What happens to the posts you don’t publish? http://buff.ly/1fjQRsu #privacy

READING

Here’s Your First Look at the Much-Anticipated Museum of Science Fiction | Underwire http://buff.ly/1hnUjU9

TEEN READS

10 Great Books for the Teen in Your Life http://buff.ly/1h8tjIq #yalit

11 Best YA Books of 2013 – Mashable – http://buff.ly/19AlYQi #yalit

14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines http://buff.ly/1ho0GXE #yalit

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens | Bitch Media http://buff.ly/1fmwxGV #yalit

Eleanor Catton’s Advice For Hunger Games Author… http://buff.ly/18ZljqO #yalit

An Interview with 2014 Morris Award Finalist Carrie Mesrobian | The Hub http://buff.ly/19Ar2UE #yalit

My 25 Favorite Young Adult Book Film Adaptations [Part 1] | Film Equals http://buff.ly/1fnwn23 #yalit

Poster For THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Movie » EarlyWord – http://buff.ly/18zsUhQ #yalit #movies

Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race : Code Switch : NPR http://buff.ly/1901zmX #yalit

Why read graphic novels? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/18ZoFdz #yalit

YA Romance in 2013 | Blog | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books – http://buff.ly/1cTSwVY #yalit

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

11 Rare Children’s Books from the Library of Congress | Mental Floss http://buff.ly/18mAKeH #kidlit

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/1gT32xv #kidlit

Latinas for Latino Literature: Latino Children’s Literature Celebrating the Holidays http://buff.ly/18wIJDH #kidlit

P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins books are full of dark delight | Movies | The Seattle Times http://buff.ly/1gT9ULi #kidlit #classics

SLJ’s Top 10 Latino-themed Books of 2013 | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/JanWw7 #kidlit

Sesame Street’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Parody Is All About The Cookies http://buff.ly/1dlF6k7

What books are great to read aloud? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/19cNHWS #kidlit

You’ve Seen the Movies, Now Read These 80+ Children’s Classics http://buff.ly/1gXnAVN #kidlit

EBOOKS

Norway To Digitize All Norwegian Books, Allowing Domestic IP Addresses To Read All Of Them | Techdirt http://buff.ly/19hiMsA

mockeytalk:

(100+) Tumblr on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/90008842/via/cafeporfavor

LIBRARIES

The Meaning of Libraries | Michael Benson http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-benson/the-meaning-of-libraries_b_4408468.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books … #libraries

Video game champions in the public library | Joystiq http://buff.ly/19hOI03 #libraries #gaming

What Are the Most Important Libraries in the World? | Mental Floss http://buff.ly/1f4hrWw #libraries

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READING

Of the 124 Authors Who Made the ‘Times’ Top 10 Bestseller Lists in 2012, Only 3 Were People of Color | The Hairpin http://buff.ly/18mAJY1

Top Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Read Over Winter Break by Katherine Sokolowski | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/IYkchl #reading

SOCIAL MEDIA

10 Surprising Twitter Statistics To Help You Reach More Followers | Fast Company – http://buff.ly/1gT9tRi

Pinterest Is Gaining Ground on Facebook and Twitter for News http://buff.ly/1gT7lci

Teens Dig Digital Privacy, If Snapchat Is Any Indication : All Tech Considered : NPR http://buff.ly/1dlCMcI #privacy

TEEN READS

At Book Riot today, I made an infographic for those of you seeking "gentle" or "green light" YA reads for all ages: http://bookriot.com/2013/12/09/green-light-ya-reads-a-flowchart/ …

Maurene Goo on How a Doctor and Lawyer Ended up Writing Young Adult Novels | Hyphen magazine http://buff.ly/Jb4Gi0 #yalit

Not just for kids: Young adult books are big sellers – CBS News http://buff.ly/18wKNvE #yalit

Why Everyone Should Read More Science Fiction | Amie Kaufman http://buff.ly/1dlFdMz #yalit

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