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:

Fiction Picture Books for STEM Girls (Via NaturallyEducational)


The Bay Area Reporter Online | Authors praise rise in LGBT-themed kids’ books #kidlit #lgbt #weneeddiversebooks

Best children’s books to celebrate diversity #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit

Cece Bell is a literary superhero #kidlit

Chris Loker: Picture Books Across the Ages | On Our Minds #kidlit

David Cadji Newby’s top 10 quests in children’s books #kidlit

Fall 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews #kidlit #yalit

Great books that inspire a love of reading in kids — recommended by kids #reading #kidlit

How easy is it to write a definitive guide to children’s literature in the age of the internet? #kidlit

The Rite of Spring: Top Ten Books for the Season by Jill Bryan #kidlit

RT Bologna 2015: Photos from the Fair … via @publisherswkly

RT The dialog between me and @roofbeam (author of MOSQUITOLAND) continues: … … @diversebooks @kurtisscaletta Pls RT.

Top 10 twins in children’s books #kidlit

"When I'm really into a novel, I'm seeing the world differently at that time. Not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I'm actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."-Colin Firth


Libraries are special places in our communities #libraries

Q and A: Shedding light on the library of the future #libraries

Renderings Reveal the Brand Spanking New MLK Library #libraries

Swiss Army Librarian » Introducing Intergenerational Library Shelving :: Brian Herzog #libraries

WI Libraries: ILEAD USA-Wisconsin Update – How I spent last week. ILEAD Wisconsin Rocks! #libraries


Making Room for Making #make

One in five American adults uses the internet only on smartphones #technology #mobile #internet


Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Reading outside of school is very important for kids #reading #tweens

Top-Notch YA Novels with Male Protagonists │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go #yalit

#VeryRealisticYA Shows Youth Life Outside Of Carefully Constructed Teen Narratives #yalit

Board Books by the Bunch

hop hop bunny on my beach

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

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.