National Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Award were announced yesterday. Winners will be announced on November 16th. Here are the finalists in the Young People’s Literature category:

Ghost March: Book Three (March, #3)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Raymie Nightingale The Sun Is Also a Star

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin


This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

So true:


The “Goosebumps” Conundrum: What Makes a Children’s Book Good? – The New Yorker

The Grown-Up Lives Behind Classic Children’s Books

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children

Meet the Illustrator: Erin E. Stead | Brightly

Missed the on nurturing empathy thru ? Have no fear! Full archive here:

Mo Willems’ best-selling book series comes to life in ‘Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!’

Oliver Jeffers: ‘I was always an artist’ – but not a child of books

A plentiful harvest of Halloween picture books

Plenty of new kids’ books for Jewish New Year | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

These election-year kids’ books get our vote

Want to Teach Kids About Money? These 9 Books Will Help

Writing Children’s Books Helped Grace Lin Embrace Being Asian American


Print or Digital, It’s Reading That Matters

How Are You Celebrating The Freedom To Read -- also known as Banned Books Week ?:


New York Public Library has a mini roller coaster for books

Official ‘Outraged’ About Charges After KC Library Arrests

Photographing All 211 New York Public Library Branches

See the stunning renovation: Iconic New York Public Library reading room reopens Oct. 5

i love this quote:


From Baby-Sitting to Magic Pants: Why I Love Female Friendships in Young Adult Fiction

Magic In The Air: 3 Young Adult Fantasy Reads For Fall

YA Authors Get Out the Vote with