News to Wake Your Brain Cells Dec 6

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019 – New York Times

2019 CBC Diversity Awards: “A movement, not a trend” – Publisher’s Weekly

Children have sharper vocabulary skills by age 3 when parents read with them early on – People

Children’s Starred Reviews 2019 – Publisher’s Weekly

NPR’s favorite books of 2019 – NPR

NYPL Best Books for Kids – NYPL

LIBRARIES

Books on wheels: when the library comes to the homeless shelter – The Christian Science Monitor

‘We wanted our patrons back’ – public libraries scrap late fines to alleviate inequity – NPR

Why the library intimidates me: interview with a non-user – Princh

YA LIT

All the new young adult SFF books coming out in December – Tor

December 2019 YA releases – BookRiot

Former Netflix International Exec Erik Barmack to adapt Australian teen novel ‘On the Jellicoe Road” – Deadline

Jason Reynolds on wanting writer role models: ‘Judy Blume never came and hollered at us’  – Salon

YA anthologies: Discovering and using new collections for teen readers – SLJ

The young adult book genre has become a literary juggernaut – Datebook