News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct. 29


19 Canadian books for kids and young adults to read this Halloween – CBC

20 magical children’s books about witches for all ages – Romper

50 years ago, ‘The Electric Company’ used comedy to boost kids’ reading skills – NPR

2021 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature shortlist announced – Quill & Quire

Anne Ursu’s magical thinking – Mpls St Paul

Announcing Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids List of 2021 – Evanston Public Library

Author Margarita Engle explores Cuban history in two new books for young readers – KVPR

How gruesome penny dreadfuls got Victorian children reading – Atlas Obscura

Let children choose their own ways to read, and you’ll make them lifelong readers – Desert Sun

A very busy fall for Ada Twist – Publishers Weekly


The Freedom to Read is a right and must be protected – Texas Library Association

‘Harmful content’ Cambridge University to put trigger warnings on children’s books – Express

I set out to build the next Library of Alexandria. Now I wonder: will there be libraries in 25 years? – TIME

How Memphis created the nation’s most innovative public library – Smithsonian Magazine

Texas House to launch investigation into school library books – The Hill


Jewish YA books: more than the Holocaust – Book Riot

The most underrated YA books of the pandemic – Book Riot