News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct 4


9 children’s books about food and culture that are good enough to eat – Romper

2019 CBC Diversity Award Winners Announced – Publisher’s Weekly

David Baddiel: children’s fiction needs more wheelchair whizzkids – The Guardian

The Fallen Worlds of Philip Pullman – The New Yorker

Give kids good books and they’ll love reading forever – HuffPost

How Alex Rider Moved to the small screen as Sony Pictures Television takes out teen superspy drama to global buyers – Deadline

Kokila to publish ‘The Seed of Compassion,’ the first children’s book by The Dalai Lama – Forbes

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad turns bullying experiences into new children’s book – WBUR

Parents who read to their child on a tablet end up having less interaction together, a new study finds – CNN

Pembrokeshire writer, Eloise Williams, is first Children’s Laureate Wales – Western Telegraph

Second Story Press Tackles Texts in Two Tongues – Publisher’s Weekly

Wonder author R.J. Palacio on making her graphic novel debut – Hollywood Reporter

Yes, I still read my 12-year-old children’s books – Yahoo! Lifestyle


Chicago to become largest U.S. public library system to go fine-free for overdue materials that get returned – Chicago Tribune

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age – Mercer Island Reporter

Why young learners don’t always go to libraries for books, and why that’s OK with librarians – WESA


3 things parents should do to raise lifelong readers (besides bedtime stories) – Inc.

E-book or physical book? The answer may surprise you – CNBC

One-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks – Pew Research Center Fact-Tank

Who doesn’t read books in America? – Pew Research Center Fact-Tank


5 Fall 2019 Bisexual Girl and Lesbian YA to Add to Your Queer TBR – Book Riot

The Best Young Adult Fantasy Novel of All Time – Forbes

Fall 2019 YA Books: 90+ October-December New Releases – Book Riot

Lev Grossman is adapting his short story “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” into a movie –

Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Wayward Son’ seeks peace on the road – NPR