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: A Shifting Market #kidlit

Classic children’s book ‘Harriet the Spy’ turns 50 – The Washington Post #kidlit

Fall 2014 Children’s Sneak Previews #kidlit #yalit

Getting the right books into every young child’s hands | Dallas Morning News #kidlit #reading

Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art – The Horn Book #kidlit

Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents| Joe Paradise | #reading #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: Marla Frazee: Art of the Picture Book Panel #kidlit

Passport to a World of Reading: USBBY’s 2014 Outstanding International Books List | SLJ – #kidlit #yalit

READER’S CHIT | Nurturing the creative spark #reading

Seven Islamic-themed children’s books | The National #kidlit

I like big books and I can not lie.


Books for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 – The Horn Book #yalit

An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings | Blog | Epic Reads #yalit

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief film’s biggest hurdle was Death | Children’s books #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


6 Life Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder| Bich Minh Nguyen | #kidlit

Anne Ursu on ‘The Real Boy’ and writing for kids | MinnPost #kidlit

Children reading books to cats | Metro News #reading

Downtown Books: Five great children’s books about Harriet Tubman #kidlit

Glenn Close, Sophie Nelisse, Octavia Spencer Join ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’ | Variety #kidlit

Happy birthday, Charles Darwin! – The Horn Book #kidlit

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

Pictures Of Babies As Book Characters Are Worth WAY More Than A Thousand Words #kidlit

Zita the Spacegirl faces her toughest challenge yet: Space Prison! #kidlit


As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses? #publishing

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


12 Jobs on the Brink: Will They Evolve or Go Extinct? See a smart take on libraries! #libraries

Best College Libraries: 12 of America’s Most Magical #libraries

Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS). #libraries



Beth Revis: Why is Diversity Important? #yalit

The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2014 #kidlit #yalit

Pete Hautman on the Book that Will Save Us (Writing for the Long Haul series)/ Desert Dispatches #writing #yalit

YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins! | The Hub #yalit

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


9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children’s Books #kidlit

2014 Spring/Summer Picture Book Preview| Minh Le | #kidlit

Black history books teach children about traditions, unsung heroes #kidlit

Books on Film: Making ‘The Calls’ — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes #kidlit

COVER REVEAL: Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’ — The Beat #kidlit

Exclusive: JK Rowling on Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart – audio | Children’s books #kidlit

Happy Year of the Horse! – The Horn Book #kidlit

‘Harry Potter’ Ending May Be Wrong, Says JK Rowling #kidlit

How stories and reading can help teach children about disability | Guardian Professional #kidlit

Jim Henson Company Options Rights to Randi Zuckerberg’s Picture Book DOT; Plans New Animated TV Series #kidlit

New ALSC Rule Will Limit Awards Committee Members’ Reviewing, Blogging | School Library Journal #libraries #blogging

Pip Jones’s top 10 cats in children’s books | Children’s books #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:


FCC makes “close call” in issuing e-reader waiver – District Dispatch #ebooks


FCC: The time is now to speed library broadband connections #libraries

Minnesota’s libraries are rushing to adapt to a post-book world | Star Tribune #libraries

Sonoma Library to Host Minecraft Camp – The Digital Shift #libraries


For Black History Month, a time line to what black history in YA fiction looks like: …

Manga comics: where to start | Children’s books #kidlit #manga

Outstanding Books for the College Bound | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) #yalit

Ransom Riggs, photo collector – Fine Books and Collections #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.


‘The Giver’: First Look at Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in Lois Lowry’s classic | Inside Movies #kidlit

If All Adults Reread ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ The World Would Be A Much Better Place #kidlit

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Titles worth checking out #kidlit

The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month — Tech News and Analysis #kidlit #ebooks

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


ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity – #libraries

Libraries as America’s Techno-Glue? #libraries

Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia – The Digital Shift #libraries


Report: 250 million school age kids can’t read – Appeal-Democrat: Us #reading

hermione would know


Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second | Shelf Life #yalit

Stories of the Impossible – An interview with Patrick Ness | BOOK RIOT #yalit

Two Studios to Partner on an Adaptation of ‘Between Shades of Gray’ – GalleyCat #yalit

What graphic novel should be required reading in high schools? #yalit

What makes an adult book right for teens? #yalit

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



8 Mom-Approved Books on Puberty That Kids Will Actually Like | The Stir #kidlit

13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids – What Do We Do All Day? #kidlit

ABC Books for Winter:

Chris Raschka and Jon Klassen: A Caldecott Conversation — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes #kidlit

Ten Ways to Raise Writers by Julie Falatko | Nerdy Book Club #writing


eReading Is Rising, But It’s Not Replacing Print: Pew Research – GalleyCat #ebooks


You Bought It, You Own It! Time to Reclaim the Right to Use/Tinker/Repair/Make/Sell/Lend Your Stuff | EFF #making


Updated John Green Typography GIF with An Abundance of Katherines!


9 Teen Novels As Good As They Are Popular #yalit

Top 13 YA Books for Talking to Teens About Tough Stuff | Laurie Halse Anderson #yalit

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



Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Come To Life In Eerie Photography Project #kidlit

CCBlogC: Authors and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad, No Good Review #kidlit

Dan Gutman on a career that he’s glad he fell into #kidlit

Like a Winter Vortex, BOB 2014 Is Gathering Force — 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 #kidlit

Monica Edinger’s List of Books About Africa – The Horn Book #kidlit

What Makes a Good Horse Book? – The Horn Book #kidlit


Barnes & Noble announces abysmal holiday Nook sales | Internet & Media – CNET News #ebooks

Will an “All-You-Can-Read” service work? – Business Circle #ebooks


Corinne Hill: LJ’s 2014 Librarian of the Year …

Librarians Take On New Roles in the Digital Age (INFOGRAPHIC) | Frankie Rendón #libraries

Minnesota librarians push to curb NSA snooping | Star Tribune - Proud to be a librarian! #libraries #nsa #privacy

Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab opens up digital world | Tacoma | The News Tribune #libraries

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013 #libraries


Drinking from the Twitter firehose: I love the stream, but I need more filters and bridges — Tech News and Analysis


10 YA Releases We Can’t Wait to Read in 2014 #yalit

2014 YA Fiction Preview: 60 Titles for Your January – June Radar | BOOK RIOT – #yalit

BBC – Newsbeat – Five books being turned into films in 2014 #yalit

The Compulsive Reader: Laurie Halse Anderson Talks About The Impossible Knife of Memory #yalit

Disney is giving the Star Wars comics license to Marvel in 2015

‘I don’t want smut on the page’: Divergent author Veronica Roth on sex and teen fiction – The Independent #yalit

Page to Screen: A Year’s Worth of New Adaptations | School Library Journal #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!

twitter video

Click on the image above to be taken to the video. 

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.


15 Children’s Books Re-Envisioned For College Students #kidlit

100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013 — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production #kidlit

Best science picture books of 2013, including one that explains that babies don’t grow in mommy’s tummy. #kidlit

Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. #kidlit

For gifters: kid picture books with snowy themes | Post-Crescent Media #kidlit

HARRY POTTER Apparates Into the West End; J.K. Rowling to Co-Produce Stage Play Based on Magical Book Series! #kidlit

Hooked on books: Author James Patterson wants kids to share his love of reading : Student News #kidlit

How Beatrix Potter self-published Peter Rabbit | Books #kidlit

Jim Smith’s top 10 funny books for kids | Children’s books #kidlit

Joyce Sidman casts spells with poetry | Star Tribune #poetry #kidlit

Live Webcast Scheduled for ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards | School Library Journal #kidlit #yalit #awards #libraries

This Is What Children’s Books Looked Like In The 1800s, And It’s Super Fascinating #kidlit


E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World : Parallels : NPR #ebooks

It Seems Weird How Cheap Amazon Kindles Are — Until You See This Crazy Stat – Business Insider #ebooks


Germany’s Unperfekthaus: Is this the Library of the Future? – The Digital Shift #libraries

Libraries and how a study into their use influences facilities management | Human factors in FM #libraries

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century #libraries

Library, parks and rec merger commences in Clive | The Des Moines Register #libraries

Weekend Giveaway: Literary Quote Art Prints from Obvious State


54 Civil Liberties and Public Interest Organizations Oppose the FISA Improvements Act | EFF #privacy

CBS Airs NSA Propaganda Informercial Masquerading As ‘Hard Hitting’ 60 Minutes Journalism | Techdirt #privacy

Facebook self-censorship: What happens to the posts you don’t publish? #privacy


Here’s Your First Look at the Much-Anticipated Museum of Science Fiction | Underwire


10 Great Books for the Teen in Your Life #yalit

11 Best YA Books of 2013 – Mashable – #yalit

14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines #yalit

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens | Bitch Media #yalit

Eleanor Catton’s Advice For Hunger Games Author… #yalit

An Interview with 2014 Morris Award Finalist Carrie Mesrobian | The Hub #yalit

My 25 Favorite Young Adult Book Film Adaptations [Part 1] | Film Equals #yalit

Poster For THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Movie » EarlyWord – #yalit #movies

Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race : Code Switch : NPR #yalit

Why read graphic novels? | Children’s books #yalit

YA Romance in 2013 | Blog | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books – #yalit

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


11 Rare Children’s Books from the Library of Congress | Mental Floss #kidlit

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 | Brain Pickings #kidlit

Latinas for Latino Literature: Latino Children’s Literature Celebrating the Holidays #kidlit

P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins books are full of dark delight | Movies | The Seattle Times #kidlit #classics

SLJ’s Top 10 Latino-themed Books of 2013 | School Library Journal #kidlit

Sesame Street’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Parody Is All About The Cookies

What books are great to read aloud? | Children’s books #kidlit

You’ve Seen the Movies, Now Read These 80+ Children’s Classics #kidlit


Norway To Digitize All Norwegian Books, Allowing Domestic IP Addresses To Read All Of Them | Techdirt


(100+) Tumblr on We Heart It


The Meaning of Libraries | Michael Benson … #libraries

Video game champions in the public library | Joystiq #libraries #gaming

What Are the Most Important Libraries in the World? | Mental Floss #libraries



Of the 124 Authors Who Made the ‘Times’ Top 10 Bestseller Lists in 2012, Only 3 Were People of Color | The Hairpin

Top Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Read Over Winter Break by Katherine Sokolowski | Nerdy Book Club #reading


10 Surprising Twitter Statistics To Help You Reach More Followers | Fast Company –

Pinterest Is Gaining Ground on Facebook and Twitter for News

Teens Dig Digital Privacy, If Snapchat Is Any Indication : All Tech Considered : NPR #privacy


At Book Riot today, I made an infographic for those of you seeking "gentle" or "green light" YA reads for all ages: …

Maurene Goo on How a Doctor and Lawyer Ended up Writing Young Adult Novels | Hyphen magazine #yalit

Not just for kids: Young adult books are big sellers – CBS News #yalit

Why Everyone Should Read More Science Fiction | Amie Kaufman #yalit


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