News to Wake Your Brain Cells – May 8


11 body positive children’s books to read during quarantine – Book Riot

18 librarian-approved books for kids of all ages – PBS Newshour

2020 political books for children – Publisher’s Weekly

2021 Carle Honors Announced – Publisher’s Weekly

Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels – The Guardian

Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, Jude Law and more are reading daily bedtime stories for Save the Children – Good Housekeeping

Inclusive read-alouds – ALSC

Jacqueline Woodson and Albertine Win 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Awards – Publisher’s Weekly


Public library to reopen in phases starting Monday – Cleveland (Tennessee) Daily Banner

While more Americans rely on parking lot wi-fi, many public libraries do not have adequate broadband – Benton Institute for Broadband & Society


30 LGBTQ YA books you’ll absolutely want to pick up this spring – BuzzFeed

The rise of magical realism in young adult fiction – Tor

All the new young adult SFF books arriving in May – Tor