Category: Recommended Links

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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

San José Public Library’s Village Square Branch, CA, takes its young patrons seriously with a children’s area entered through a colorful gateway with a clock tower; a small library-like building lets youngsters play librarian.:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– our community stands against bullying and marginalization

The Brown Bookshelf: A Declaration in Support of Children

Children’s author struggles to get stories of color in mainstream

Children’s Books About the Immigrant Experience

R.J. Palacio Brings Her ‘Wonder’ Message to Younger Readers

Social Justice Picture Books!

The new Northeast Regional Library, Raleigh, NC, comprises two main wings (children and adult), with a central connector providing visibility to the entire facility.:

LIBRARIES

After Election, Librarians, Book Creators Vow To Support Children

Children’s laureates demand UK government investigate school library closures

Too True!:

READING

One Way To Bridge The Political Divide: Read The Book That’s Not For You

TEEN LIT

5 Fat-Positive Queer YA Books

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

I seem to have shared a lot less on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week.

If this was the way life worked, the Holocaust never would have happened. But, it is still important to learn from Germany 's mistakes, so we do not make them again.:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Wonderfully Wordless Picture Books to Add to Your Family Library

Books to Bring to a Baby Shower via

Morpurgo wins J M Barrie Award | The Bookseller

I’ve been spending time trying to put positive thoughts out into the world. Check out the first two in my series of lists of Great Children’s Books that speak to core values that we can all agree we need more of in our world. The series will continue into the future:

10 Best Picture Books on Kindness

10 Great Picture Books on Compassion

 

 

 

10 Best Picture Books on Kindness

After the election results, I thought I’d turn to children’s books for comfort. They show me that we teach children to be thoughtful, kind and decent. My hope is that we can start to look beyond our differences in America and see the humanity and value in everyone.  One critical element in that is kindness:

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Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (my review)

Highly recommended, this is a powerful book that is worth sharing and discussing.

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (my review)

A masterpiece of wordless storytelling, this is a radiant picture book made to be shared.

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The Good Ship Crocodile by J. Patrick Lewis (my review)

Beautifully told and illustrated, this is a strong addition to any story time on crocodiles or kindness.

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley (my review)

Beautiful and charming, this little book is sure to become a favorite.  Time to curl up with your own little bear and enjoy.

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The House That Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Kathryn Brown (my review)

This biography is a glimpse of an incredible woman whose legacy lives on in the United States and will serve as inspiration for those children looking to make a difference in the world around them.

I Am a Bear by Jean-Francois Dumont (my review)

A book that will help talk about homelessness and that offers a way forward, kindness.

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If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson (my review)

Community, sharing and kindness come together in this splendidly illustrated picture book that is sure to be enjoyed along with other spring gardening books.

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton (my review)

A superb book about bullying and exclusion, this can be used to start discussions in a classroom or with a single child.

lion and the bird Oskar and the Eight Blesssings by Richard Simon

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc (my review)

A noteworthy picture book, this new title by Dubuc is charming and warm.

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon (my review)

A lovely holiday book that is about more than either Christmas or Hanukkah but about home and hope.

 

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Books About Real-Life Kids Who Changed the World | Brightly

The 50 best children’s and YA books of 2016

At 90, Hilary Knight Launches Two Book Projects with Macmillan

Carson Ellis kindly sent us dev work for the brilliant DU IZ TAK? (more here: | buy book: )

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”: The anti-Harry Potter

The Latest Trend: Beautifully Illustrated Nonfiction Picture Books

Little, Brown to Publish ‘Creativity Project’ by Michigan Teacher Colby Sharp

Marilyn Nelson wins 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

This Beautiful Children’s Book Is Exploring Queer South Asian Themes

Check out these easy BUT not boring books perfect for beginning readers. Each book is leveled so you know which books are the easiest and which are a bit harder.:

READING

Don’t Tell Me Boys Can’t Read As Well! | Huffington Post

Here’s my secret weapon: I read – Creatomic – Medium

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TEEN LIT

The 10 Best New Young Adult Books in October 2016

Once Taboo, Gay Characters Are Taking Over YA Fiction | Broadly

Watch Emma Watson Hide Books on the London Underground via

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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

Halloween chapter books for early readers:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Decolonizing Nostalgia: When Historical Fiction Betrays Readers of Color — The Horn Book

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

Unearthing the true story behind former British spy and treasured children’s author Arthur Ransome

We interviewed and about their latest creative collaboration!

Willy Wonka Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

LIBRARIES

City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing Developments

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TEEN LIT

The 30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

HarperCollins to Publish a New Pittacus Lore Series

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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

Canas Verdes:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | Brightly

JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films – BBC News

Malala Yousafzai Lands Picture Book Deal

Must be October…The books we love are painted on pumpkins!

Pure imagination: illustrator Robert Ingpen on the value of childhood dreaming

Stephen King’s First Children’s Book Coming in November

There are some absolute crackers on the guide to great books Go see for yourself!

"Great Comfort" Book Arts #alteredbooks:

LIBRARIES

Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter

In Praise of the Public Library Answer Desk

What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them

The perfect day:

TEEN LIT

5 Graphic Novels to Read to Get Spooked

Keeping It Real: The Grittiness of Contemporary YA – Los Angeles Review of Books

What’s Next for Jay Asher?

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Breastfeeding is rarely seen in children’s books – it’s time to rewrite attitudes

Donna Erickson: 8 ways to engage kids when reading picture books

Emily Mortimer Cast in Mary Poppins Returns Movie

‘Fantastic Beasts’ soundtrack will make you say ‘Yes, this is the sound of magic’

For National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, these books teach important lessons in empathy:

Got a reluctant reader? Try poetry, says author Kwame Alexander: https://t.co/yMlSjaMfLn

How the Berenstain Bears Found Salvation

It’s the – what is your hope for girls around the world? Graphic via

Love mysteries? Check out this book list featuring whodunits that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat!

The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) – Pottermore

New Picture Books Create Strange but Believable Worlds

Take a trip with children’s book author/illustrator Brian Floca at the NCCIL

Why I’m Reading GEORGE to My Kids

Wonderful interview ! Here’s our earlier interview with the inimitable here

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LIBRARIES

Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments

“Kansas City Libraries Defend Free Speech in Face of Arrests, Resignations”

Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness Program Extended for Another Week

Girls Are Not Property:

TEEN READS

5 Queer Asian YA Books

5 YA Reads Perfect for Autumn

10 Honest Books About Bullying for Teenagers | Brightly

100 Must-Read YA Books With Little or No Romance:

‘Crooked Kingdom’ author Leigh Bardugo talks YA novels, magic, bookstores and teen Wonder Woman

It’s Just Us: The Need For More Trans Stories

Surefire YA Scares: 13 of the Best Teen Horror Books | Brightly