News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct. 9


52 Canadian picture books coming out in fall 2020 – CBC

Adorable ‘Frog and Toad’ kitting pattern inspired by beloved children’s books – My Modern Met

Alvin Irby: How can we inspire children to be lifelong readers? – NPR

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is 50 (and still fabulous) – EW

Barack & Michelle Obama bringing ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ series to Netflix – The Grio

Diversity in children’s literature – CAI

Too many pictures hinder young kids’ reading – Futurity


Libraries are helping communities cope in big and small ways during pandemic – Detroit Free Press

Rural libraries in America: an infographic overview – IMLS


16 YA books guaranteed to make you ugly cry – Epic Reads

David and Nicola Yoon launch YA imprint for people of color – AP

‘Melanin in YA’ database promotes black voices – Publishers Weekly

New fall 2020 YA books to add to your TBR – Book Riot

Race in America: Jason Reynolds & Jacqueline Woodson – Library of Congress