Insurgent Trailer

Insurgent comes to theaters on March 20, 2015.  Here’s the trailer:

So what do you think?

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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


Characters in children’s books are almost always white, and it’s a big problem – The Washington Post #yalit

‘Harriet the Spy’ Park Hangout Honored as a Literary Landmark #kidlit

How our children’s book about a gay superhero avoided the straightwash | The Guardian #lgbt #kidlit

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers : Code Switch : NPR #kidlit

What are the best children’s books on the true spirit of Christmas? | Children’s books | The Guardian #kidlit

Why Amelia Bedelia Is Literally The Most Terrifying Character Ever – Dorkly Post #kidlit #humor


Rainbow Rowell’s Next Is CARRY ON – EarlyWord – #yalit

ReedPOP & We Need Diverse Books Team Up For BookCon – GalleyCat #yalit

Stacked: "Best of 2014" in YA Fiction List Break Down #yalit

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

More Best Book Lists


This time of year is filled with best book lists.  Here are some more that I haven’t mentioned yet:

Chicago Public Library’s librarians have published their list of the best books of 2014.  They offer lists of picture books, fiction for younger readers, informational books for younger readers, fiction for older readers, informational books for older readers, teen fiction, teen nonfiction and graphic novels.  There’s plenty to explore here!

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced the finalists for the 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Children’s Science Books and the 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Young Adults.  There are twelve finalists on the children’s list which includes both traditional science books and ones with a hands-on focus.  The young adult finalist list includes four titles.

NPR’s Book Concierge has their guide to 2014’s Great Reads.  You can browse categories like Kids’ Books and Young Adult among others.  I do enjoy that you can combine categories, so you can see books for teens that are fantasy or science fiction.