This Week’s Tweets

Here are my top picks for things I shared on my Twitter feed this week:


50 Must-Read Historical Fiction Picture Books

Children’s Books That Tackle Anti-Semitism And Difference

New York Times – Stories for Kids About Heroic Young Refugees

Perspective | I wanted my kids to love books. So why did I stop reading them myself?

Why political books for kids are more popular than ever – and six you should definitely read


9 Next-Level LIBRARY FEATURES That You Didn’t Know Existed In Singapore

Mom’s Library Visit vs Four-Year-Old’s Library Visit

What Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Libraries Have in Common


25 YA Books To Add To Your Winter TBR

Claire Legrand on the Importance of Feminist Horror | Bookish

The Poet X wins The 2018 National Book Award for young people’s literature :

PW Teen Spring Flings: Romance Novels 2019 –

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA November and December 2018 — Teen Librarian Toolbox

This Week’s Tweets

Here are some items I shared on Twitter this week:


12 Picture Books That Showcase Native Voices, from via :

30 Thanksgiving Books for the Little Ones In Your Life

Debating the Best Way to Teach a Child to Read –

The Everlasting Joy of Terrifying Children – The Atlantic

“I feel strongly that by reading with your child, by the simple act of holding them close while you read to them, you let them know that you care for them, have time for them and love them.” –

LGBT+ people erased from books in Russia with ‘gay propaganda’ law | Reuters

‘Nostalgia’ wins Children’s Book of the Year award for Arabic Children’s Literature Awards

Royal Mint rejected Roald Dahl coin over antisemitic views

The Soviet Children’s Books That Broke the Rules of Propaganda


After man burns LGBTQ children’s books, donations to Orange City library skyrocket

New Calgary Public Library opens – 660 CITYNEWS


12 Books to Read If You Loved ‘The Hate U Give’

Epic Reads Partners with Emma Roberts’s Book Club on ‘Why Not YA?’

There are a whole host of YA books you need to get stuck into this month including   –

Tiny Books Fit in One Hand. Will They Change the Way We Read?

Young Adult Fantasy Novels That Sweep Readers Away

This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are some of my top news stories for the week:


10 children’s books I really, really love reading to my kids

12 Picture Books for the Fall 2018 Holiday Season –

Africville in national spotlight as Grant’s book up for Governor General’s Literary Award | The Chronicle Herald

The best children’s books to help teach your child about diversity

Enchanted Lion Turns 15

Jeff Kinney: ‘Let children read anything; I’ll never say no to a book’

Why So Many Women Remember ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’


Can Diverse Books Save Us? <br/>In a divided world, librarians are on a mission

When Values Collide: Reconciling our commitments when hate speech is involved | American Libraries Magazine


16 Books to Read Once You’ve Binged Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Fans Of The ‘Sabrina’ Reboot Will Love These 13 Books About Teen Witches

If You Have A Box Of Baby-Sitter’s Club Books At Your Mom’s House, You Need This Book

This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are some of my top news stories for the week:

Every Day Is A Good Day


Can picture books meet the crisis in children’s mental health?

Classic, Award-Winning, Popular Books with Racist, Biased Depictions of Indigenous People

Judy Blume Has Finally Sold the Movie Rights to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Mama Bear knows best: The enduring problem with children’s picture books


Advocacy and the Power of Narrative | American Libraries Magazine

Anti-Tax Fervor Closed Their Libraries. Now Residents Are Trying to Go It Alone.


Why can’t NC kids read? Another study shows Read To Achieve produced no gains.


Angie Thomas, The Author Of “The Hate U Give,” Has A Message For Young People

What’s the one book all young Canadians should read? 12 teens share their picks | CBC Books

This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are my favorite tweets and pins from this week:


Best Halloween Picture Books (an Entirely Subjective List) —

“I am living, walking proof in the power of libraries and librarians to change lives.” –

Top 10 Arts Books for Youth –


Americanized being made into a film by Reese Witherspoon –

“I was such a huge Greek mythology geek as a kid, it’s impossible for it not to come into play in my storytelling,” says Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy –

“Legend” author Marie Lu has multimillion-dollar book deal –

Writing Girls and Rethinking Fairytales:

This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are my favorite tweets and pins from this week:

I may have nothing to wear, but I always have something to read


Be Loud: 28 Best Kindergarten Read Aloud Books

Don’t underestimate children’s lit say 2 GG Literary Award shortlisted authors | CBC News

Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks ‘Hey, Kiddo’ |The Yarn

Just Us Books Turns 30: A Special Interview – The Brown Bookshelf

Mark Pett’s Epic Twitter Thread about How He Illustrated The Very Last Castle — 100 Scope Notes

Quiet + an interview with Tomie dePaola

“The Bookworm” by Fiona Marchbank on INPRNT


“As long as you have a library card and a device that can be used as an e-reader, you can access the digital content free of charge.”

How a free public library is becoming a beacon of hope in Baltimore

Libraries are about democracy, not just books


This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are my finds on Twitter and Pinterest this week:

Check out these classic and inspirational book quotes. These are sure to resonate with book lovers!


“The book that made me is yet to come. I’m looking forward to that one.” – Illustrator Helen Oxenbury discusses her career with here:

Don’t Eat Your Friends: Picture Books with Bite

Misty of Chincoteague

Netflix Announces New Narnia Series

Picture Books That Invite Connection | ShelfTalker

SLJ: Reading Around the World: 25 picture books that evoke a specific setting or culture while revealing universal themes.

Twin Cities author Kate DiCamillo: ‘I’m looking forward to taking my heart on the road’ via


10 YA Fantasy Books Written by Women of Color

50 Must-Read YA Books About Mental Illness (Plus A Few More)

USA Today Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ is one of the rare important teen films that needs to be seen by everybody.

YA Books Turned Movies 2019, Teen Novels Turning Into Films Next Year

This Week’s Tweets

Here are some of the tweets I shared this week:


Meg Medina Revisits Middle School in New Novel

New novels from three of today’s most beloved children’s authors –

A voice of truth in children’s literature – Kate Dicamillo – AMNY

Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps –


Author Ibi Zoboi Calls Out Racism and Classism in The Wall Street Journal Book Review

Four Questions with Marie Lu


This Week’s Tweets

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11 Genuinely Terrifying Moments From Children’s Books

30 Children’s Books About Diversity That Celebrate Our Differences

Gran’s hilarious video has led to Wonky Donkey children’s book selling out

Is This an Exceptional Moment for Picture Books? | ShelfTalker

Must Have Books for Girl Leaders –

Survey: 50 percent of parents don’t read to their child every day

Three picture books that portray the lives of artists in glorious, living color:

“When I was a kid, as someone who refused to read until I was eighteen years old, it was poetry that saved my life – because it was less daunting, there were less words on the page, the white space felt a little less intimidating.”


The Pack Horse Librarians Of Eastern Kentucky – NPR


“I wanted to write about kids not dealing with violence or trauma, just falling in love, but still making some sort of political statement”: on ‘Pride,’ a Jane Austen-inspired YA romance set in contemporary Brooklyn

Rainbow Rowell unveils cover for first graphic novel, ‘Pumpkinheads,’ illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks –