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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

12 Fundamental Truths About Having A Bookworm Kid

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Hervé Tullet on the Move

I am a storyteller, says Frances Hardinge

Life lessons in “best friend” easy readers — The Horn Book

New children’s book tells the story of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring

Top 100+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books via

Top Rainbow Reads for Kids!

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Dallas Library Embraces Role As Haven For The Homeless

Librarians take up arms against fake news: via

Libraries that are providing education about fake news, fighting intolerance, and welcoming all their patrons:

Louisville Library Workers Champion Preferred Pronoun Badges

A visual guide to fake news from

Simini Blocker:

TEEN READS

5 YA Books That Would Make Great Graphic Novels

The best romances in YA novels

Here’s the haunting cover of Adam Silvera’s upcoming novel ‘They Both Die At The End’

LGBTQA Science Fiction and Fantasy YA by Authors

Raymond Briggs’s ‘captivating’ work wins lifetime achievement award

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Children’s Books for Spring 2017: All Our Coverage

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Gene Yang’s ‘Reading Without Walls’ to Debut in April

The Most-Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2017

New Children’s Books About Serious Subjects

Once-banned kids book ‘Into the River’ gets movie deal

LIBRARIES

At Boston Public Library, new light and life for visitors – The Boston Globe

TEEN LIT

Keep Safe, Read Dangerously: Why We Need Provocative YA More Than Ever via

This YA Writer Explains Why The ‘Debate’ On Trans Kids Must End

 

Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report

This is the sixth biannual Kids & Family Reading Report that Scholastic has created. The 2016 survey was done in conjunction with YouGov. The surveys focus on family attitudes and behaviors around recreational reading.

Here are some of the findings that struck me. You can read the entire report here.

  • Children who are frequent readers have 141 children’s books in their homes vs. 65 books for kids among infrequent readers’ homes.
  • Households with income less than $35K only have an average of 69 children’s books vs. 127 books for kids in households with income more than $100K.
  • When looking for children’s books to read for fun, both kids (37%) and parents (42%) “just want a good story,” and a similar percentage want books that make kids laugh.
  • Parents of Hispanic children are more likely than parents of non-Hispanic children to look for books with characters who are culturally or ethnically diverse
  • The majority of kids ages 6–17 agree “it is very important for their future to be a good reader”
  • Parents underestimate the degree to which children have trouble finding books they like.
  • Despite conventional wisdom, six in 10 children ages 6–17 agree “I really enjoy reading books over the summer”
  • One in five 12–17 year-olds and one in five kids in lower-income families do not read any books at all over the summer.

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CHILDREN’S LIT

10 Unforgettable Meals from Children’s Books

Carole Boston Weatherford has won the 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award for “Freedom in Congo Square”!

Children’s Book Awards Highlight Race — and Politics

Discovering Deafness Through Children’s Literature

How To Get Dads To A Parenting Class? Ask Them To Read To Their Kid

Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon | CTV News

Teaching New York City Children to Read in English, Even When Their Parents Can’t

TEEN LIT

Childwise report says print reading declines in teen years | The Bookseller

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Best LGBT Books for Children - Picture Books About Lesbian & Gay Families:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Art from Alessandro Sanna at 7-Imp today: .

Art from Brian Pinkney at 7-Imp today: .

Babette Cole, anarchic creator of Princess Smartypants, dies at 66

The Banned Books Your Child Should Read

I Love This German Grandma Reading Children’s Books On Twitch

Kirsten Greenidge on adapting the beloved Bud, Not Buddy for the stage – DC Theatre Scene

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: the 6 main changes from book to Netflix

Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E – NYT –

LIBRARIES

4-year-old bibliophile becomes librarian for a day in world’s largest library

ACLU asks Iowa City Public Library to remove bathroom cameras

. exciting new cafe project is another example of how lives – http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170116/ARTICLE/170119807

Personal librarians abound at one public library

SF Public Library’s quest to put diversity on shelves

TEEN LIT

Exclusive: E. Lockhart to publish a new YA novel

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Best children's books about Indian culture from @madhmama:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The 40 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2016 | Colours of Us via

The Diversity List: Picture, Easy, and Early Chapter Books of 2016 — A Fuse #8 Production

Happy 10th birthday to The Brown Bookshelf:

‘Harry Potter’ Was Almost Made Into A US Teen Drama

New musical of ‘The Lightning Thief’ to open in NYC

Obituary: Paul Goble

LIBRARIES

Dallas Public Libary hopes ‘bookbike’ is just the first of fleet to soft-pedal literacy | Dallas News

An easier ‘Hamilton’ ticket: Newberry Library’s documents exhibit

Information illiterate: Challenges libraries face in this fake news era

Mary O’Rourke on staffless libraries: ‘Whose daft idea was this?’

Books are very dangerous!:

TEEN LIT

The 10 Best Multicultural Young Adult Novels of 2016 | Colours of Us via

The 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2017

35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017

‘Lemony Snicket’ Author Gets ‘Dirty’ With New Novel About Teenage Sexuality

S.E. Hinton says she’s being attacked for being heterosexual

 

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Cover Reveal: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk — A Fuse #8 Production

My Top Middle Grade, Picture Book and YA of 2016 via

The PC Police Crack Down on… Kids Books – http://www.wsj.com/articles/juvenile-controversies-in-a-neo-jacobin-era-1483048467

R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children’s Books

Ringing in 2017 with a visit from Carin Berger, sharing process images and art from her upcoming January book: .

A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls via

There is something revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence – https://aeon.co/essays/what-favourite-childhood-books-reveal-about-the-psyche

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone via

LIBRARIES

Book Reading 2016

KU library workers push inclusion wearing preferred gender pronoun buttons

Libraries Nationwide Seek to Foster Dialog

TEEN LIT

15 Of The Best YA Books Of January 2017 To Start The Year Off Right

Women in Comics: Looking Ahead to 2017 – The Hub