Day: June 17, 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:

In honor of National Library Lover's Month, today we are celebrating with quotes about libraries!:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

11 Of Maurice Sendak’s Best Quotes To Live By

Eighty years of children’s books: the best Carnegie medal winners

Evan Turk’s ‘The Storyteller’ in Photos

Top 10 secret libraries of all time

What will my kids read this summer? I’m pretending not to care

Yep.:

LIBRARIES

6 (great) reasons to visit the library this summer via

Libraries of the future | The Gazette

Gregory Maguire:

TEEN READS

Should We Censor What Teens Read?

Lois Duncan Dies

I Know What You Did Last Summer Killing Mr. Griffin

Lois Duncan has died at age 82. She was the author of many popular novels for teens, novels that were must-buys for libraries I worked in early in my career.

From the PW article:

Beverly Horowitz, senior v-p and publisher of Delacorte Press, who knew Duncan for many years and oversaw the paperback publication of many of her books, paid tribute to Duncan’s lasting impact on the publishing industry. “Lois Duncan’s thriller suspense novels led the charge for expanding the YA market, not only in terms of the honesty of her portrayals of teen characters, but also in terms of opening up YA retail accounts,” she said. “Booksellers came to acknowledge the power of the teen reader. Librarians knew teens loved her books. At the time they were published, Lois’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and Killing Mr. Griffin were super bestsellers as Dell Laurel-Leaf paperbacks. Teenagers were wandering malls and open-front bookstores just as Waldenbooks and B. Dalton Bookseller began to carry paperbacks front of store. Young shoppers realized there were entertaining and easy-to-carry books just for them. When I Know What You Did Last Summer became a major motion picture release, Lois was widely recognized as being before her time, and the teen subject was a huge success.”