Day: February 5, 2016

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:

The Official Anime Versions of Harry Potter Characters:


17 Times Children’s Books Got A Much, Much Better Title

A delightful way to teach kids about computers

J.K. Rowling Shows Off The International Wizarding World With New Magical Academies

The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2016

What’s Lost When Kids Are ‘Under-connected’ to the Internet?

Charlie Brown lost his library book.:


Beyond Books: Why Some Libraries Now Lend Tools, Toys and More

How the Detroit Public Library is staying relevant to kids in the 21st century

Policies for Library Inclusion of Self-Published Works » Public Libraries Online

St. Louis Public Library gets access to rare collection of African-American history

I still like fairy tales ... keeps my imagination keen.:


More on Diversity: A Response to Courtney Milan | Kirkus Reviews

Speaking up against systemic racism in the publishing industry

Why Books are the Best Furniture



6 Great New Comic Books You Need to Read This Spring | Teen Vogue

FAITH #1: Comics’ Plus Size Superhero

Love Is in the Air: 11 Teen Romance Books | Brightly

Red Queen Rising: Victoria Aveyard’s Expanding YA Empire

Spider-Man #1 leaps into new, more diverse era as black teen dons mask

Top 10 books by transgender authors featuring trans characters

2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The Quick Picks list is always my favorite list of the year. I find titles on it every year that I’ve never heard of and that are amazing and even better will be popular with teen readers! YALSA picks the Quick Picks list every year and it includes both fiction and nonfiction. Here are the top ten titles for 2016, but the big list is worth looking at for great additions to your library collections:

Dumplin' Everything, Everything

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Nimona Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History… and Our Future! by Kate Schatz

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) Shadowshaper

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Shadowshapers by Daniel Jose Older

The Silence of Six (SOS, #1) Zeroboxer

The Silence of Six by E. C. Myers

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee