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:

Despair is that moment when you finish a really good book and realize you now have to get up from your comfortable chair, put on shoes again and rejoin society.:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

What are the best children’s books of 2015? – The Guardian http://buff.ly/221OGU7 #kidlit #yalit

Books: Your Reward For Having An Attention Span.

LIBRARIES

Bringing the library outside http://buff.ly/1ReqsSy #libraries

Outside the box,:

TEEN READS

Best Teen Books of 2015 | Kirkus Reviews http://buff.ly/1m2dvyn #yalit

Peter Dickinson Died

British author of books for children and teens, Peter Dickinson, has died at age 88. Publisher’s Weekly has a wonderful recap of his life.

Eva

As a new librarian for children and teens, I loved Eva by Peter Dickinson. It was the perfect book to book talk to a classroom. All one had to tell was the first scene of the book, one could even read some of it aloud, and teens were captivated. Who wouldn’t love a book where a girl awakens with her brain transplanted into the body of a chimpanzee.

This book though is more than about just awakening in a different body, it talked about ethics of medicine and animal rights. It is a gorgeous book. I also loved A Bone from a Dry Sea by him, another book that was a great book talk and filled with fascinating science.