Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:
The Bay Area Reporter Online | Authors praise rise in LGBT-themed kids’ books http://buff.ly/1DrGqTG
#kidlit #lgbt #weneeddiversebooks
Best children’s books to celebrate diversity http://buff.ly/1EYZS5d
Cece Bell is a literary superhero http://buff.ly/1EUNuDf
Chris Loker: Picture Books Across the Ages | On Our Minds http://buff.ly/1OEfJy8
David Cadji Newby’s top 10 quests in children’s books http://buff.ly/1DrD03j
Fall 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews http://buff.ly/1OQdM1q
Great books that inspire a love of reading in kids — recommended by kids http://buff.ly/1anE37T
How easy is it to write a definitive guide to children’s literature in the age of the internet? http://buff.ly/1OQaU4W
The Rite of Spring: Top Ten Books for the Season by Jill Bryan http://buff.ly/1EUMOOe
RT Bologna 2015: Photos from the Fair http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/66075-bologna-2015-photos-from-the-fair.html … via
RT The dialog between me and
@roofbeam (author of MOSQUITOLAND) continues: …http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/03/open-letter-to-david-arnold-author-of.html … @diversebooks @kurtisscaletta Pls RT.
Top 10 twins in children’s books http://buff.ly/1Nm2eQ8
Libraries are special places in our communities http://buff.ly/1NyCkuq
Q and A: Shedding light on the library of the future http://buff.ly/1xyy6Pu
Renderings Reveal the Brand Spanking New MLK Library http://buff.ly/1ELrP5M
Swiss Army Librarian » Introducing Intergenerational Library Shelving :: Brian Herzog http://buff.ly/1Du4JPA
WI Libraries: ILEAD USA-Wisconsin Update http://buff.ly/1I1yYjp – How I spent last week. ILEAD Wisconsin Rocks!
Making Room for Making http://buff.ly/1a6GH1y
One in five American adults uses the internet only on smartphones http://buff.ly/1EFhus5
#technology #mobile #internet
Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too http://buff.ly/1CmcKnA
Reading outside of school is very important for kids http://buff.ly/1aeZRT8
Top-Notch YA Novels with Male Protagonists │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go http://buff.ly/1NAAV6F
#VeryRealisticYA Shows Youth Life Outside Of Carefully Constructed Teen Narratives http://buff.ly/1ExA6tL #yalit
Hop, Hop Bunny by Lynn Seresin
On My Beach by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich
Two charmers from Chronicle Books have playful elements. The bunny book has a rabbit element on a string that hops through various holes in the pages and explores his environment. Introducing colors along with this interactive piece makes for a book that will keep the wiggliest toddlers interested. The crab book has a finger puppet at its center, and offers information on the life and habitat of a little crab. With limited text, the book moves quickly and the toy at its center adds to the appeal. Both books are parts of larger series.
I Am the Wolf…and Here I Come! by Benedicte Guettier
The wolf puts on his clothes piece by piece, from his underwear all the way to a big coat. Toddlers will enjoy the steady progression of the clothes being added and will delight in the final page and its sudden change of tone! This is a great pick to read aloud to a small group of children and wait for the delighted squeals at the end.
Rhymoceros by Janik Coat
Following her Hippopposites, this new board book introduces a new character, a blue rhino. He shows pairs of rhyming words visually. His situation changes over and over again, coloring him different colors, raining on him, making him inky, blurry and furry. With humor and tactile elements, this board book will be popular with parents and toddlers alike.