Category: Recommended Links

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of 2017 | Kirkus Reviews

Bob Graham wins second Prime Minister’s Literary Award in Australia for ‘Home in the Rain’ |

How white parents are addressing racism – by reading to their children

Limerick author a winner at Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Three picture books that get students thinking about kindness. via

Want a hard copy? Download a printable PDF version of the full Best Books 2017 list:

LIBRARIES

Library Visits Have Gone Way Up Over the Last Two Decades. Here’s Why…

Visit this charming street library in the Bulgarian city of Varna

TEEN LIT

Fox Developing John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ Into Movie |

THE HATE U GIVE Banned by Katy, Texas School District

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last couple weeks:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Black Princess Books to Celebrate the Royal Engagement: https://t.co/nm0jYPkaT1

10 Cookbooks Inspired By Children’s Books

Author: Racism revealed in Dr. Seuss’ work, children’s literature

Best Picture Books of 2017 | Kirkus Reviews

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2017

Fantastic books for the teens, toddlers and kids in between on your list

Horn Book Fanfare 2017

Notable Children’s Books of 2017

Poetry Is For Everyone, Says Jason Reynolds – https://t.co/zGoBJ3KRaM

Thoughts on Art and Life from the Sculptor of Ducklings in Boston’s Public Garden |

LIBRARIES

The Culture War Being Fought Over Tomorrow’s Libraries

Not Your Grandma’s Library: How Modern Storytime Develops Early Literacy – https://t.co/u9HdlNAv9o

Tianjin’s new library looks out of this world

TEEN BOOKS

7 Socially Conscious Books to Read After The Hate U Give: https://t.co/9waxYvtXwQ

Fall in Love with the First Full Length Trailer for LOVE, SIMON

Fat girls on YA covers in 2018 are a thing to celebrate, dammit:

A Guide to Comics and Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers | https://t.co/sREAtpkleG

In young-adult novels, queer love stories have begun to feel mainstream |

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

ICYMI: Our picks for the Best Books of 2017 (they also make great gifts!)

Nice Is Not Enough: a Conversation with Laura Atkins

Reading Stories, Reading Lives – by the amazing Megan Schliesman of the CCBC –

“Where Are the Stories for Caribbean Children?” excellent article by Summer Edward of via *

LIBRARIES

It turns out that Millennials are the most likely generation to use public libraries in America: https://t.co/dAoYL7NQh3

Mel Kolstad in Residence at Appleton Public Library: https://t.co/DSNJAwL6sD

We can’t stop listening to “The Read Song” – a rap about libraries written & performed by our amazingly talented James Horton, Jr. (SooDoNiM) & Jalen McCullough (Protege The Pro), inspired by their internship experience:

TEEN LIT

Best-Selling YA Fantasy “The Wrath and the Dawn” Optioned by Imagine: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/bestselling-ya-fantasy-wrath-dawn-optioned-by-imagine-1058211

Congrats to for winning the 2017 for Young People’s Literature tonight for FAR FROM THE TREE!

Early 2018 Nonfiction for Young Readers

Katherine Paterson’s List of Recommended Reads for Middle Grade and YA Readers |

The male savior narrative in YA fiction needs to go: https://t.co/DXuj2nqQ8p

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

7 Clever and Funny Picture Books for Budding Bibliophiles

Announcing the 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List!

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards » Fiction Awards 2017 – check out the shortlists for teens & kids

Chris Riddell on illustrating for JK Rowling, sketchbook drawing advice and his next children’s book

Jillian Tamaki has been named designer for the 2018 Children’s Book Week poster

‘NYTBR,’ NYPL Announce Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

Scholar Debbie Reese on Why Native People Should Tell Their Own Stories: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/bitch-interview/debbie-reese-native-american-literature

The Secret History of Cricket Magazine, the ‘New Yorker for Children’ |

Thought-Provoking 2017 Picture Books Titles for Older Readers

We spoke with Barbara Lehman about wordless storytelling + her sequel to ‘The Red Book’

We’re very excited to announce the books nominated for – Best of luck to all!

Why Every Book Made For Our Black Girls Ain’t A Good Book

Writing About Native Americans: A Diversity Conversation with Kara Stewart

TEEN LIT

The Best Young Adult Books of November

Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa | Nnedi Okorafor

‘We’re told to be grateful we even have readers’: pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series: https://t.co/TGsCXeFa0M

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

40+ Powerful Books for Kids that Encourage Kindness via

Announcing PW’s 50 Best Books of the year for children + teens!

Book Creators Share Their Jobs 100 Scope Notes

Elizabeth Banks Is Bringing us a PAPER BAG PRINCESS Movie!

‘Frog and Toad’ Are Memes: Juxtaposing the bucolic imagery of the books with darker internet humor |

Here are the winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards | CBC Books – CBC thanks

Holiday Cheer: New Titles To Help Celebrate Christmas & Hanukkah

#IndigenousReads by Indigenous Writers: A Children’s Reading List: https://t.co/W4BgqZcwrY

Justice Sonia Sotomayor working on 3 books for young people |

Putting Dr. Seuss on the Couch: Philip Nel questions the racial assumptions of Dr. Seuss |

Social Emotional Learning Diverse Book List for Grades PreK-8

Understanding Transgender with LGBTQ Books for Kids via

LIBRARIES

“I’m a librarian in Puerto Rico, and this is my Hurricane Maria survival story” via

The Important Emotional Labor of Librarians Most People Never Think About

Loved to Death: A Photographer’s Tribute to Discarded Library Books

What Librarians Really Do All Day at Work – https://t.co/hwKmjSTzGY

TEEN LIT

8 Enlightening and Empathetic YA Novels About Mental Illness via

21 of Our Most Anticipated November YA Books

All the cake at the cake store! Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham to Adapt E. Lockhart’s Genuine Fraud via

These excellent 2018 YA novels feature teens of color on the covers:

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

6 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler to Read That Don’t Involve Singing the ABCs

11 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers |

15 Kid’s Books That Celebrate Immigration

17 Wonderful Wordless Picture Books Everyone Can Love

50+ Multicultural STEAM Books for Children via

A month’s worth of awesome to read to preschoolers! via

Newbery Medalist + National Book Award-winner Joan W. Blos, remembered

Top 10 Books for 2 Year Olds

What to Read With Your Kids (and Teens) When the World is Terrible

LIBRARIES

A Book Ban Like No Other

Chrome’s Library Extension Will Change Your Life

Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level – via

Kansas City Public Library Raises Minimum Wage for Employees

The State of Sexual Harassment in the Library thanks

Ursula K. Le Guin, who turns 88 today, on the sacredness of public libraries

TEEN READS

17 YA Books By Authors Of Color To Look Out For In The First Half Of 2018 – Bustle thanks

2017 Teens’ Top Ten Announced! – The Hub

The Best Young Adult Books of October

A Conversation with YA Author Francisco X. Stork

“Dumplin'” Is Going To Be A Movie And The Cast So Far Is INCREDIBLE via

If I Stay’ Author Gayle Forman Has New Novel Out in March – New York Times thanks

Leigh Bardugo Interviews YA Legend Tamora Pierce thanks

YA authors and On Genre Hopping, Slasher Films, and More

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Immeasurably lovely illustrated meditation loneliness, on the meaning of solidarity and how friendship transforms us

Katherine Paterson on Cuba + her new middle grade historical novel

NBC to Redevelop ‘Nancy Drew’ Reboot Series

The Scariest Middle Grade Books

Short on text & provocative in theme: 2017 picture bks guaranteed to engage in middle school & beyond.

To TRULY appreciate what’s behind AFTER THE FALL, listen to PODCAST w DAN SANTAT &  – https://t.co/puECLk7N7d

LIBRARIES

How Libraries Discriminate Against Undocumented Children

How Living In A Library Gave One Man ‘The Thirst Of Learning’

New York City’s Libraries Will Forgive All Children’s Fines: https://t.co/cZXBgZCjLQ

TEEN BOOKS

10 of the Best New Young Adult Books in October 2017