News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 17


Audible streams Harry Potter, hundreds of other audiobooks for free – Consequence of Sound

#AuthorsTakeAction, Authors Save Lives – Publishers Weekly

How Kids’ Lit is responding to the coronavirus – Publishers Weekly

Jason Reynolds to start online initiative as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature – SLJ

Little scientists: children prefer storybooks that explain why and how things happen – ScienceDaily

Spring 2020 middle grade spotlight: a book list – Publishers Weekly


Most libraries are closed. Some librarians still have to go in – The New York Times

School Library Journal offers free full access to content, digitized magazines – SLJ

Two libraries in one: when schools and public libraries share space, all users benefit – SLJ


Young adult fiction round-up: reworking of Irish myth is a hit – The Irish Times