News to Wake Your Brain Cells Dec 20

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 children’s books that celebrate our holiday season – Datebook

5 reasons I always get children picture books for Christmas – The Conversation

15 children’s books celebrating food – EcoWatch

Andrew Clements, author of best-selling children’s book ‘Frindle,’ dies at 70 – The Washington Post

The best books of 2019 to teach kids about identity and acceptance – Mashable

The best children’s books for 2019 for all ages – The Guardian

The best Jewish children’s books of 2019 – Tablet

The Caldecott Medal needs an international makeover – The New York Times

Favorite children’s books of 2019 – Brain Pickings

‘Goodnight Bubbala’ and other Hanukkah-themed children’s books for the holiday season – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Kids’ books to read again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and… – NPR

Prepare for winter with these cozy reading recommendations – ALSC Blog

LIBRARIES

How the Calgary library’s new language centre will help Indigenous children find themselves in literature – The Star

How the Library of Congress unrolled a 2,000-year-old Buddhist scroll – Atlas Obscura

Is my library liable for fake news? – American Libraries

LA libraries will stop charging late fees and forgive your past-due sins – LAist

No holds barred: policing and security in the public library – In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Why it’s time to quantify the library’s role in the reading marketplace – Publisher’s Weekly

YA LIT

The 10 best YA books of the year (and the decade) – Entertainment Weekly

20 queer YA books for your 2020 TBR – BookRiot

34 promising new YA books to look out for in 2020 – PopSugar

The book truck brings free books to thousands of LA students – SLJ

The decade in young adult fiction – Slate

To outsiders, YA is eating itself; to insiders, it’s bettering itself – BookRiot

Upcoming Netflix teen drama ‘All the Bright Places’ is a love story about two suicidal teens – Yahoo