2017 Notable Children’s Books

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The Association for Library Service to Children has published their 2017 Notable Children’s Books list. The list contains outstanding books for ages birth through 14. The lengthy list is available here on the ALSC’s website.

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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


5 Children’s Books About Trans Issues That Everyone Needs To Read

Are these bks in your library? They should be! Pls share with fellow librarians/teachers!

Books About Bullying for Kids | Reader’s Digest

Children’s Books for the Resistance

In Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Nikki Grimes on the Power of Poetry

New book trailer alert: Noisy Night by &

People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children’s Books Characters In 2016

Queer children’s books have a long history that’s only now being told

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children’s Books

What happened after a teacher edited WHOOSH! to remove any reference to race – my conversation with .

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Young Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas Created an App to Find Books by Black Authors: http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/young-entrepreneur-kaya-thomas-created-an-app-to-find-books-by

This is fantastic:


Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

Standing Room Only: Central Library’s Chairless Main Floor: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/library-security-central-branch-homeless-chairs-noise-safety-1.3991416


9 YA Retellings Out In 2017 That Breathe New Life Into The Fairytales & Classics

Gene Yang: A Graphic Novelist Caught Between Two Worlds

It’s Chemistry: 6 YA Thrillers That Get Romance Right | Bookish

Novels by YouTube stars are ruining children’s reading ages,
experts warn

Q & A with Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give – 

LA Times Book Prize Finalists

The Los Angeles Times has announced the finalists for their 2016 Book Prize. Winners will be announced on April 21st. The finalists include 55 titles covering a variety of themes and topics. One category focuses on young adult literature. Here are the five young adult finalists:

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Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

The Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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

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The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry