This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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

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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Critics of ‘vulgar’ book for young adults want Governor General’s award rescinded | Ottawa Citizen #yalit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

ALA Youth Media Awards

American Library Association Youth Media Awards

The ALA Youth Media Awards will be announced on Monday, February 2nd at 8 am Central Time. A live webcast will be offered as well as posts on Twitter and Facebook, so stay tuned.

Other years, I have live blogged the event, but this year I won’t be able to.  I’ll still post my reactions and lists of the winners later though. Here’s to celebrating some great reads for children and teens. 

And congratulations too to all of the amazing books that don’t win the big awards but still make a huge difference for young people.