Category: Recommended Links


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

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

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

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 | Alldonemonkey.com

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The 2014 Cybils Awards | Cybils Awards http://buff.ly/1yRDYxi #kidlit #yalit

The Best Is Yet to Come: An Early 2015 Picture Book Preview| Minh Le | http://buff.ly/1zHzDwZ #kidlit

CCBC Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity http://buff.ly/1DETe6S #kidlit

CCBlogC: Listen, Slowly to This Interview http://buff.ly/17280Ij #kidllit

Children’s author shares top 10 picture books for kids http://buff.ly/1CEysjX #kidlit

Children’s books are never just for children | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1zL0wjF #kidlit

Children’s Books for Spring 2015: All Publisher’s Weekly Coverage http://buff.ly/1yNrK97 #kidlit

Ed Emberley Won Kids Books’ Highest Honor, Then He Taught Us All To Draw | ARTery http://buff.ly/1vJ0jm3 #kidlit

‘The End’ of the bedtime story? 1 in 3 parents never read to children before bed, says survey – Mirror Online http://buff.ly/1DNd40d #kidlit

Family reading time is important to many older kids, too http://buff.ly/1Mk1opf #kidlit #reading

Holly Smale: The children’s author on growing up with Keats, back-stabbing bullies, and the awkwardness of modelling http://buff.ly/1zl3MTK

How A Jilted Mom, A Former Nun And A Shattered Childhood Inspired ‘Madeline’ | ARTery http://buff.ly/1EYtnFE #kidlit

How to Get Kids to Read More http://buff.ly/1CIKuZs #reading

In Defense of Gentle Men – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1FtjC5R #kidlit – A beautiful piece.

Mo Willems: ‘I Want My Books To Be Played’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1zBok9m #kidlit

New Dr. Seuss Book Coming in July! http://buff.ly/1vimleQ #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: You’ve Got To Believe http://buff.ly/1Bj8iHZ #kidlit

Pharrell Williams to Write 4 Books, Will Reach Out to the Children With ‘Happy’ Picture Book : Latin Post http://buff.ly/17T6Qjl #kidlit

The Unlikable Female Character: Thoughts on Middle Grade Literature — @fuseeighthttp://buff.ly/17T9aaf #kidlit

Steven Butler’s top 10 menaces | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1EXv0TX #kidlit

When reading... #read #readers #reading #amreading #book #books #novels #novel

LIBRARIES

Bookish Britain: literary jobs are the most desirable http://buff.ly/1DlFdMV #librarians are No. 2!

Fayetteville Public Library to loan out mobile Wi-Fi devices | Fayetteville Flyer http://buff.ly/172HSgs #libraries

Ferguson Library Director Gets Standing Ovation at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting | Transforming Libraries http://buff.ly/1KTxgiP #libraries

Princeton University Bequeathed Rare Book Collection Worth $300 Million, Largest Gift in School’s History – http://buff.ly/1zKW8kD

SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1vbxaPX #libraries

THE ANGELS GAME Typewriter quote on 5x7 cardstock by WritersWire, $5.00

TEEN READS

6 Awesome YA Books Coming In February| BookBub | http://buff.ly/1Copasd #yalit

Diversity in Reviewing YA – Malinda Lo Tackles How Diversity Is Treated (And Mis-Treated) http://buff.ly/180yefx #yalit

For Mardi Gras: YA Books Set in New Orleans | The Hub http://buff.ly/1Dm2Cxy #yalit

How CPS officials decided to pull Persepolis from the classroom | Ben Joravsky on Politics | Chicago Reader http://buff.ly/1BjZcL2 #yalit

Love against the odds in books, a Valentine’s Day special | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1E7tKNS #yalit

Scholastic Acquires Teen Author Aija Mayrock’s Self-Published Survival Guide to Bullying – MarketWatch http://buff.ly/1Foq4v1 #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki http://buff.ly/1Mj7hmP #yalit

Why I love AS King (and you should, too) – The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! http://buff.ly/1zO78h7 #yalit

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

The truth

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Five questions for Lucy Cousins – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1ztEul5 #kidlit

Interview: Matt De La Peña And Christian Robinson, Creators Of ‘Last Stop On Market Street’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1ELCc99 #kidlit

The Nature and Nurture of Genius | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/1KFHJOX #kidlit

Q & A with Pam Muñoz Ryan http://buff.ly/1DNsv6p #kidlit

Small But Mighty Presses Prevail at ALA Awards http://buff.ly/1EMj36T #kidlit

Ten Books for Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Gigi McAllister | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1A5zavj #kidlit

Trust the Process! – EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection http://buff.ly/16zXR5y #kidlit

Watch. Connect. Read.: Newbery Honor Author Cece Bell http://buff.ly/1A5zlqs #kidlit

Why everyone should read this graphic memoir – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1z7RopZ #kidlit

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain | MindShift http://buff.ly/1E4vQxT

LIBRARIES

Attendance skyrockets at an innovative library in the Netherlands » MobyLives http://buff.ly/1J1hBAv #libraries

R. David Lankes, "Awesome Librarians." – YouTube http://buff.ly/1DiP0BH #libraries

What It's Like to Read a Good Book

TEEN READS

Emily Lockhart: If I had a crystal clear message I would put it on a billboard | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1vA9GVa #yalit

Meg Wolitzer: Catnip For ‘A Certain Kind Of Reader’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1ICTKqS #yalit

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

Seriously though!!!

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Picture Books You Don’t Have To Be A Kid To Love | WRKF http://buff.ly/1HMyrT9 #kidlit

2015 Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat: ‘I Never Really Thought That I Had a Chance’ http://buff.ly/1Dv5S6g #kidlit

ALA Youth Media Award Winners Get the News – EarlyWord – http://buff.ly/1DxPJxf #kidlit

Cece Bell on El Deafo | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/1zvydca #kidlit

Comics Win Big at ALA’s 2015 Youth Media Awards http://buff.ly/1I2M68W #kidlit

Day 4: R. Gregory Christie – The Brown Bookshelf | http://buff.ly/1zTSyvb #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

Kwame Alexander on His 2015 Newbery Win: ‘Overwhelmed with Joy’ http://buff.ly/1zQCkmx #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Jeff Mack http://buff.ly/1DIU54B #kidlit

Tomi Ungerer’s Triumphant Return – The New Yorker http://buff.ly/1vv2ObB #kidlit

Top 10 children’s books on death and bereavement | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/16tQMDq #kidlit

TOP TEN READ-ALOUD BOOKS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS by Aimee Owens | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1x6nbFT #kidlit

We Need Diverse Books Authors Take on Publishing, Reader Prejudice – Flavorwire http://buff.ly/16ttBK0 #kidlit #WeNeedDiverseBooks

The World’s Darkest Children’s Book Illustrator Receives Long Overdue Exhibition http://buff.ly/16dt4uI #kidlit #authors

If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it. - 6 Quotes About The Magic Of Reading

LIBRARIES

Borrow a sewing machine? Sacramento Public Library to start loaning more than books | The Sacramento Bee http://buff.ly/1DxF9X1 #libraries

Google’s slow fade with librarians — The Message — Medium http://buff.ly/16s0aIt #libraries

Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium http://buff.ly/16mwqfX #libraries

New tools getting Boston Public Library’s old treasures online to millions – Books – The Boston Globe http://buff.ly/1z8jf8m #libraries

Public rally to take place over Library of Birmingham cuts – Birmingham Mail http://buff.ly/1DC8krP #libraries

Seattle Public Library wins Knight grant for librarian-led, online skills service – GeekWire http://buff.ly/16hPawg #libraries

Oh yeah!

TEEN READS

2015 Young Adult Movie Adaptations http://buff.ly/1DdTKZO #yalit

Canadian author condemns ‘anti-gay’ protest against his young-adult novel | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1vv2QjA #yalit

Jandy Nelson on Winning the 2015 Printz Medal: ‘Thrilled to the Bone’ http://buff.ly/1z8CoqO #yalit

Scott Westerfeld Lands Deal With Simon Pulse For a New YA Trilogy | GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1x9fA9I #yalit

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

Teach a child the read in about four lessons using an innovative new method. Visit www.nardagani.com to learn more.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1trP7Ja #kidlit

Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1BjCj59 @kidlit

The Best Feminist Picture Books http://buff.ly/1H5X9xq #kidlit

Doubleday Revives Peter Spier Classics http://buff.ly/1wxOGrz #kidlit

Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ turns 25 http://buff.ly/1GIrp19 #kidlit

How a Bad Case of the What-Ifs Turned into a Book by Kate Messner | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1yNAiRy #kidlit

Illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham Dies at 94 http://buff.ly/15L7wGG #kidlit

The Importance of Dreaming: Why Diversity Matters in Science Fiction and Fantasy – by C. Taylor-Butler | http://buff.ly/15WMXGg #kidlit

Interview: Cece Bell, Author Of ‘El Deafo’ : NPR http://buff.ly/1wE6mC0 #kidlit

‘Little House,’ Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder : NPR http://buff.ly/1txL6mz #kidlit

A Little Press on the Prairie Grapples with a Bestseller http://buff.ly/1DagGa6 #kidlit

The Many Uses of Books, According to Toddlers http://buff.ly/1K4LsU2 #kidlit #reading

Q & A with Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall http://buff.ly/15mNXDr #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Seeing Carin Berger’sBox of Art Supplies Makes Me Happy http://buff.ly/15ZPAbs #kidlit

Stellar Beginning Chapter Books for Young Readers │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1tqUiJa #kidlit

Thoughts on Newbery: What I’d Like to See Honored a Week from Today | educating alice http://buff.ly/1yLa2Y0 #kidlit

Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1yZ0Hhb #kidlit

Walter Dean Myers: ‘Once I Began To Read, I Began To Exist’ http://buff.ly/1zOw6CS #yalit #kidlit #reading

thelifeguardlibrarian: Well that’s true. Walkyourcity.org huh.

LIBRARIES

Are You “The Man” or “The Mobilizer?” | Leading from the Library http://buff.ly/15Uz2BE #libraries #leadership

Library Simplified | American Libraries Magazine – A library ebook in 3 clicks! http://buff.ly/1BsszrO #ebooks #libraries

Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge | LISNews: http://buff.ly/1yRbFnh #libraries

The Loaves and Fishes Library | Best Small Library in America 2015 http://buff.ly/1BpUwOv #libraries

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1zUx54q #libraries

Walter Dean Myers: Once I Began To Read, I Began To Exist

TEEN READS

Critics of ‘vulgar’ book for young adults want Governor General’s award rescinded | Ottawa Citizen http://buff.ly/1yYJqVw #yalit

Fifteen Diverse Authors You Should Resolve to Read in 2015 | Lee & Low Blog http://buff.ly/1wE63af #kidlit #yalit

ROT & RUIN issue 5 (of 5) in comic stores tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek!… http://fb.me/3UkWo6HEG

YA Librarians Ally Watkins and Karen Jensen talk the spiritual lives of teens in YA lit, part 1 — @TLT16 http://buff.ly/1JuicFR #yalit

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

#herstory

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Clare Furniss on sick lit and why labels in literature aren’t helpful | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1BCYN50 #kidlit

Ethnicity of characters in children’s literature scrutinized – Victoria Advocate – http://buff.ly/1J2XnkM #kidlit #diversity

Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond – http://buff.ly/1Jh6232 http://buff.ly/1Jh6237 #kidlit

Why Diversity In Children’s Literature Is So Important For Kids’ Development | KPLU – http://buff.ly/1BzybDm #diversity #kidlit

Hermione

LIBRARIES

Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space | Library as Incubator Project http://buff.ly/1ElPbeo #libraries

Hard Times Ahead for the Library of Birmingham http://buff.ly/1CtWyyT #libraries

Books

TEEN READS

10 New Teen Titles We’re Excited About http://buff.ly/17QFgTN #yalit

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing in February 2015 | Blog | Epic Reads http://buff.ly/1CBl3KH #yalit

2014 African American MG & YA Fiction | Zetta Elliott http://buff.ly/1zwJ8ow #yalit #kidlit #diversity

2015 Feminist YA Novel Book Recommendations http://buff.ly/15ttfC3 #yalit #feminism

John Lewis on ‘March’ and revisiting the Civil Rights movement in 2015 | Shelf Life http://buff.ly/1J3W6K6 #yalit

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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Books to breed tolerance: what children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1IHhuou #kidlit

Check Out Four New Images from the First Fully-Illustrated Harry Potter! http://buff.ly/17Emvml #kidlit

Drawn & Quarterly’s publishing success story | Montreal Gazette http://buff.ly/1AIp1RY – It’s all about the Moomins! #kidlit

Let’s Get Busy Podcast features Steve Antony (Ep. 115) http://buff.ly/1xpA9hL #kidlit

Mac Barnett Interview (The Terrible Two) http://wp.me/p4zm4v-1xa

NYPL | Children’s Books 2014 – 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing – http://buff.ly/1Axx2Jj #kidlit

NYPL Panel Asks: Where’s the Science Fiction for Younger Readers? http://buff.ly/1BW1EE9 #kidlit

Q & A with Meghan McCarthy http://buff.ly/1I3KV5q #kidlit

SLJ’s Seventh Annual Battle of the Kids’ Books 2015 Contenders Announced http://ow.ly/HjFdW #sljbob @SLJsBoB

re-pinned by: http://sunnydaypublishing.com/books/

LIBRARIES

Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York’s Public Libraries | ArchDaily http://buff.ly/1KCg5TZ #libraries

Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe’s Most Magnificent Libraries http://buff.ly/1zdhm01 #libraries

Meet the Tabletarians | Mobile Services http://buff.ly/1KtiakX #libraries

Rich Harwood on Libraries as Change Agents, Turning Outward, and the Need for Qualitative Data http://buff.ly/1tTSCZu #libraries

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | The Guardian http://buff.ly/17qNUb8 #libraries

This Ferguson Library Twitter Hashtag Just Might Make You Feel Better About the World – CityLab http://buff.ly/1DDJGKD #libraries

Using #becauseofapubliclibrary, Ferguson (Mo.) library director sparked love from Twitterverse http://bit.ly/1Dto1Vp

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” Confucius

READING

Children’s reading shows simultaneous rise and decline. How can that add up? | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1x6uoa5 #reading

How to get kids to read — let them pick their own damn books – Vox http://buff.ly/1x6uxKH #reading #kidlit

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again – The Washington Post http://buff.ly/1KCaay2 #reading

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own http://buff.ly/1KstGgg #reading

TEEN READS

Five questions for A. S. King – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1zdjsNv #yalit

Gayle Forman on why we need to talk about depression | Children’s books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1DPN3eI #yalit

The Great 2015 YA Series Round-Up – BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1KKwQfK #yalit

Madeleine Kuderick’s top 10 books that explore mental health issues | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1DIyDzU #yalit

‘TIME’s "100 Best Young Adult Books Of All Time" Is Very White… And Not Very YA | Bustle http://buff.ly/1DDICGN #yalit

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