Category: Recommended Links

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

11-Year-Old Starts Club For Young Black Boys To See Themselves In Books via

25 Gentle Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Kids via

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of best-selling children’s books, touching farewell essay, dies at 51

Ava DuVernay Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look at A WRINKLE IN TIME | Nerdist

First Nations University project brings Cree children’s books to Sask.

Locus Online Perspectives » Jane Yolen: Accidental Novelist

Peppa Pig pulled: China cracks down on foreign children’s books

Popular and Traditional Scandinavian Folktales for Kids via

Top Ten Historical Fiction Titles to Encourage a Diverse Understanding of the Past via

You’re not imagining it — Waldo has gotten smaller

EBOOKS

Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/14/ebook-sales-continue-to-fall-nielsen-survey-uk-book-sales?CMP=share_btn_tw

LIBRARIES

As a Girl She Spent Time in the Library. Now She’s Giving It $20 Million.

Curved wooden nooks make private reading pockets in Shanghai children’s library

Human Library Event A Reminder Not To Judge Others ‘By Their Covers’

TEEN LIT

How I Feel Reading The LGBTQ+ Young Adult Novels I Didn’t Have As A Teen

Jennifer Aniston to Star in Adaptation of YA Novel ‘Dumplin’ –

‘Mean Girls’ Is Getting Turned Into a NOVEL

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset via

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2016 Children’s Book Sales in Review: A CBC Panel

Author Paula Fox, Newbery Medal winner and grandmother of Courtney Love, dies at 93

An inspirational story… Dav Pilkey, A Real-Life Superhero via

Movie Alert: ‘Boss Baby’

Nancy Willard, Prolific Children’s Book Author, Dies at 80

Newbery Magic: Adam Gidwitz in conversation with Kelly Barnhill

Top 10 Tips for Parents of Kids Who HATE to Read

When Your Kid Asks a Question, Hand Them a Book—Not a Phone – https://t.co/3uXU9tzdQI

LIBRARIES

Denver Public Library offering more than just books

How NYC’s First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

Libraries evolving in the digital age

Protect Your the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses  – https://t.co/2rvaRVy9Ya

The US-Canada Border Runs Through This Tiny Library – http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-us-canada-border-runs-through-this-tiny-library

TEEN LIT

Booklist: Read-a-Likes for Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – The Hub

“The Hate U Give”: Angie Thomas’ sensational debut novel should be required reading for clueless white people

Jeff Zentner’s On ‘Goodbye Days,’ Why He Writes For Teens, And What Comes Next

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

America doesn’t care anymore, detains beloved children’s book author

Chimamanda Adichie says we don’t have enough children’s books that tell African realities

SF library begins campaign to support unauthorized immigrants

Spring Youth Preview: 2017 | Booklist Online

What Children’s Book Influenced You the Most? Authors’ and Educators’ Picks

Why French children’s books might keep grown ups awake at night

World Book Day 2017: 20 brilliant books for reading aloud to little kids

LIBRARIES

Homeless Worry About The Loss Of A Gathering Space As MLK Library Closes | WAMU

My Glorious Return to the Library

Pick a direction, you can't go wrong!:

TEEN LIT

25 BOOKS FOR TEENS WRITTEN BY BLACK WOMEN TO ROCK YOUR 2017

An A.I. That Loves Cat Pictures: Hugo-Winning Short Story Becomes YA Novel

Kristin Cashore and Tui Sutherland Discuss Fantasy Writing as Escape

You want to talk about the revenge of the nerds? Take a quick glimpse at this highlight reel:

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Children’s Books About Trans Issues That Everyone Needs To Read

Are these bks in your library? They should be! Pls share with fellow librarians/teachers!

Books About Bullying for Kids | Reader’s Digest

Children’s Books for the Resistance

In Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Nikki Grimes on the Power of Poetry

New book trailer alert: Noisy Night by &

People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children’s Books Characters In 2016

Queer children’s books have a long history that’s only now being told

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children’s Books

What happened after a teacher edited WHOOSH! to remove any reference to race – my conversation with .

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Young Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas Created an App to Find Books by Black Authors: http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/young-entrepreneur-kaya-thomas-created-an-app-to-find-books-by

This is fantastic:

LIBRARIES

Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

Standing Room Only: Central Library’s Chairless Main Floor: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/library-security-central-branch-homeless-chairs-noise-safety-1.3991416

TEEN LIT

9 YA Retellings Out In 2017 That Breathe New Life Into The Fairytales & Classics

Gene Yang: A Graphic Novelist Caught Between Two Worlds

It’s Chemistry: 6 YA Thrillers That Get Romance Right | Bookish

Novels by YouTube stars are ruining children’s reading ages,
experts warn

Q & A with Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give – 

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

12 Fundamental Truths About Having A Bookworm Kid

Check out our latest Podcast with

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!

LIBRARIES

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

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

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.