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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

8 Fascinating STEM Picture Books via

The Tragically Hip provide theme song to new Anne series

We’ve rounded up the best summer books for children and teens

LIBRARIES

Ivanka Trump’s Tweet About Libraries Is Getting Trolled By Librarians. Here’s Why

Libraries evolve to meet community needs

TEEN LIT

March & April Debut YA Novels

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

Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids via

Emma Donoghue’s New Novel Makes Diversity an Understatement

Great interview with , author of BRONZE AND SUNFLOWER Book:

How Western Mass. became kids’ lit central – The Boston Globe

Jude Law Cast as Young Dumbledore

The world is facing a refugee crisis; half of them are children. Talk to kids about the need to help w. these books:

LIBRARIES

Bookmobiles and Beyond: new library services on wheels serve newborns through teens

Public Libraries May Be in Jeopardy Under Trump — So Here’s How to Support Them

TEEN LIT

3 On A YA Theme: Pansexuality

5 YA Reads on the Asian Immigrant Experience

Bulk up your TBR with over 175 YA books hitting shelves between April and June 2017:

Fave Five: Biracial Bisexual MCs in YA

Tales as old as time — The Horn Book

ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books of 2016

ALA has created an infographic and a video this year about the 10 most challenged books. You can find out more at the ALA website.

I am completely saddened and sickened at some of the reasons for challenging a book. How can an image of two boys kissing on a book cover be enough for a challenge? How can a book just dealing with a transgender child be the reason for banning it?

Still, I am very glad that ALA keeps track of these bans and challenges and that we learn as librarians and patrons exactly what is happening in our nation with books for children, teens and adults. Here’s the video with explanations of why each book was challenged:

 

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

The colour in anything: illustrations by Quentin Blake – in pictures

Economics, Money, and Class in 2017 Picture Books Today — A Fuse #8 Production

Genes May Significantly Impact Reading Ability | Psych Central News

New crop of children’s books celebrates spring in colorful ways

Reading between the lines: Children’s and YA literature deserve more credibility

TEEN LIT

21 ‘Trends’ YA Literature Needs To Embrace In The Coming Years

Carolyn Mackler Expands on a YA Favorite

Claire LaZebnik on Her New YA Novel About Sisters, Autism, and “Things I Should Have Known”

An Interview with Laini Taylor, Author of Strange the Dreamer

Macmillan Children’s scoops fantasy trilogy in six-figure Bologna deal | The Bookseller

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

10 Kids’ Books That Gave You Serious Nightmares Growing Up

50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families via

At : Strong ladies — both fictional & real, as well as the pointy-eared, forest-dwelling kind: .

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

Classic Children’s Books to Fall in Love With – First Book Blog

Four reasons why graphic novels get children reading, according to Watchmen illustrator

Kids Graphic Novel News from Kids Love Comics!

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books via

NYPL’s 100 Great Children’s Books 100 Years –

‘Reading a book can’t turn you gay,’ say authors of children’s book yanked by CMS

Refugee Stories for Young Readers via

LIBRARIES

Douglas County to Shutter Public Libraries

TEEN LIT

5 Young Adult Novels That Would Make Great TV Shows

8 Must-Read YA Books About Loss

Fantastic Feminist Comic Books For Your Daughter (And, Yes, Son)

Fox 2000, Macmillan Land African Flavored Fantasy Novel ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ In Splashy Deal

‘Three Dark Crowns’ Author Kendare Blake On Why Darkness In YA Is So Important

Transgender teens, blended families and feminism – the new breed of children’s books

TV Alert: ‘13 Reasons Why’ on Netflix –

WATCH: Why are adults fascinated with teen novels?

Your New Favorite YA Book Debuts in September — But We Have the Cover Reveal Now

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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The Blissful Bookworms - A virtual book club for those who love to read! join us! Living Better Together:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

professor championed diverse children’s books during 2017 Finnegan Lecture.

5 Fantastic Books for Young Scientists | GeekMom

10 Children’s Books That Celebrate World Water Day

11 Women’s History Books To Read With Your Kids To Teach Them Empowerment

Amnesty announces judging panel for children’s book honour

Art at 7-Imp today from Isabelle Simler’s THE BLUE HOUR (originally released in France in 2015): .

Art at 7-Imp today from TREES, written and illustrated by Lemniscates: .

The Big Green Book: Robert Graves and Maurice Sendak’s Little Known Children’s Book about the Magic of Reading: https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/06/04/the-big-green-book-robert-graves-maurice-sendak/

A step toward greater diversity in children’s books: Hena Khan’s ‘Amina’s Voice’

LIBRARIES

Dilemma for librarians: Keep thousands of books or donate them?

Staff-less public library pilot project raising concerns about safety

TEEN READS

8 LGBTQ-Friendly Books For Kids And Teenagers To Binge-Read

Authors Are Revealing How Publishers Tried to Whitewash Their Books

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