News to Wake Your Brain Cells Jan 10


18 2020 children’s books you’ll want on your reading list this year – Romper

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas author defends work from criticism by Auschwitz memorial – The Guardian

Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – The Guardian Podcast

Fall 2019 flying starts: we spotlight six notable children’s and YA debuts this season – Publisher’s Weekly

Newbery, Caldecott and perspectives on excellence – Reading While White

Raina Telgemeier: The Comics Industry Person of the Decade – The Beat

This teacher was worried children weren’t getting bedtime stories. So she began reading them – on Facebook – The Washington Post


The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came. – Vox

Why the second-hand ebook market may never take off – Fortune


In library renovations, when do discussions of accessibility arise? – Book Riot

Tucson library offering homeless patrons food, resources – Houston Chronicle

Why many libraries are eliminating late fees – Forbes


48 YA book releases to look out for in 2020 – The Nerd Daily

50+ YA books starring queer girls hitting shelves in 2020 – Book Riot

Dash & Lily: Netflix orders holiday rom-com series based on YA books – Sunrise Read

In Conversation: Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed – Publisher’s Weekly

Winter 2020 YA books: 175+ January-March new releases to TBR – Book Riot

YALSA names 2020 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults – YALSA