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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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A list of diverse and empowering books for girls.


Celebrating EMMANUEL’S DREAM: An Interview with @sean_qualls …

Keren David’s top 10 books about adopted and fostered children | The Guardian #kidlit

Morris Gleitzman: Some of my books are serious & some are funny but to me they are not so very different – #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: Spend Some Time With Brian Selznick on Reading Rockets #kidlit

Thinking about school as a privilege – The Horn Book #kidlit

Watership Down author Richard Adams: I just can’t do humans | The Guardian #kidlit

Which All-of-a-Kind Family Sibling Are You #kidlit – No surprise here, I got Sarah!


Finding a Balance at the New York Public Library – WSJ #libraries

The Future of Libraries Has Nothing to Do with Books #libraries

Ohio libraries fear more state cuts #libraries

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools| Yohuru Williams | #librarians

Siobhan A. Reardon: LJ’s 2015 Librarian of the Year #libraries

Wagons Ho! in Downingtown help with move to new library #libraries

Wayne County Library system future uncertain #libraries

What is a library? – The Week #libraries

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." Jean Rhys #reading


5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Edutopia #kidlit #reading

audioBoom / Podcast Special: Neil Gaiman talks to Index on Censorship #censorship


3 On A YA Theme: Trans* Experiences and Identities – BOOK RIOT #yalit

Interview: Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon on their YA Novel About Teenage Malcolm X | School Library Journal #yalit

Jennifer Niven’s top 10 teen books to save your life | Children’s books | The Guardian #yalit

Winnie the Pooh Breaks the Record

Winnie the Pooh illustration

“Poohsticks” one of the most quintessential Winnie the Pooh illustrations has sold at auction at Sotheby’s for £314,500, which is more than three times what it was estimated at.  The illustration by EH Shepard, which was part of The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne, has set a new record for the most valuable book illustration. 

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#DarthVader #starwars #reading


Author/Illustrator Cousins Win Canada’s Top Literary Award | School Library Journal #kidlit

Author Kate DiCamillo connects with young readers – The Washington Post #kidlit

Author Sandra Boynton won’t play down to kids | The Columbus Dispatch #kidlit

If You Give A Gay Mouse A Cookie – A Zine That I Wish Had Been Read To Me When I Was A Little Kid #kidlit

Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck & How Studying Science Enriches Art | Brain Pickings #kidlit

Naomi Shihab Nye Talks with Roger – The Horn Book #kidlit

Neil Gaiman recites Jabberwocky – YouTube #kidlit

The Nonfiction Detectives: The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 #kidlit

SLJ’s Top 10 Latino Books of 2014 | School Library Journal #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Top 10 fictional feasts in children’s books | The Guardian #kidlit

New Halifax Central Library, Halifax, 2014 by @shlarchitects #LibraryArchitecture #LibraryBuildings #LibraryDesign


Experts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service | The Guardian #libraries

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library | Library as Incubator Project #libraries

How many pizzas can you get for $1.5 billion? #libraries

Libraries Face Off Against Publishers and the European Union at WIPO | Electronic Frontier Foundation #libraries

One of Shakespeare’s Rare First Folios Discovered in French Library — History in the Headlines #libraries

Salt Lake City Public Library Proposes 24/7 Operations #libraries

WI Libraries: Library of the Month: Cedarburg Public Library #libraries


2014 was a great year for books – and for book covers! Behold these beauties:

AbeBooks’ 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 #books #reading


Bestselling Middle Grade and YA Authors Share Must-Read 2014 Picks! #yalit

How To Get Your Teenager To Read For Pleasure| Christine Stock | #yalit

John Green Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Looking for Alaska’ #yalit

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks | The Guardian #yalit #ebooks

YA Trilogies That Ended in 2014 (That You Should Read in 2015)| EricSmith | #yalit


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