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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 LIT

‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ Movie in the Works at Sony

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

The Forgotten Government-Funded Kids’ Books of the Great Depression

It’s that time again. Time for the 2018 Newbery/Caldecott Summer Predictions (now w/some actual Newbery inclusions!)

My colleagues & I are pleased to present a new journal – Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL)

Notable Children’s Books Nominees – – ALSC Blog

Our 10 Favorite Judy Blume Quotes | Bookish

Our 2017 Big Summer Booklist! Great fiction & nonfiction for kids (incl reluctant readers) 0-12 yo

‘Productivity is Fun’ and Other Lessons From Soviet Children’s Books of the 1920s

A safe way to talk about hard topics: Children’s author Katherine Paterson | Vermont Business Magazine

The UK’s favourite children’s books have been revealed  

What Not to Tell the Kids When the Goldfish Dies, and Other Lessons from Pet Picture Books

Working Out the Bugs: Adventures in Translating Carson Ellis’s ‘Du Iz Tak?’

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12 badass literary tattoos — and what inspired them:

Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia Program Expanding » Public Libraries Online

Don’t miss this piece! Librarians in the 21st Century: It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral – https://t.co/2gxcyVxplS

San Diego librarians undergo ‘Mental Health First Aid’ training

TEEN LIT

10 LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books to Read During Pride Month

11 Can’t-Miss Literary Graphic Novel Adaptations

21 YA Books You Should Be Reading Right Now via

Cover Design 101: Behind the Scenes of Scott Westerfeld’s Spill Zone Cover | Bookish

Get a first look at Scholastic’s Fall 2017 middle grade and YA titles (plus a giveaway!) >

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 LIT

100 must-read middle grade books for the summer ahead:

Books on Film: The New York Times Illustrator Video Motherlode

CBC Launches Reading Beyond List

Chris Colfer, Shawn Levy Tackling ‘The Land of Stories’ Movie for Fox |

Does Reading for Pleasure in Schools Really Make a Difference? via

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: THE WOLF, THE DUCK, & THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Jacqueline Woodson Honored by Lambda Literary – https://t.co/OGyehTr72L

A Little Happier: Sometimes, Flawed Can Be More Perfect Than Perfection.

Ten fabulously illustrated books for young readers that adults will enjoy just as much

Why Young People Need Diverse Books

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Bookmobile for a Day | Programs That Pop

Cows visit Baraboo library, help kick off summer reading program

U. Chicago Undergrad Library Workers Unionize

An underground library one for you perhaps

Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries

TEEN READS

Danielle Macdonald Joins The Dumplin Movie Cast Along With Jennifer Aniston

Summer 2017 YA Paperbacks

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

Alex Rider superspy books headed for new TV series

BookExpo 2017: Big New Kids’ Books

Explore Your World: 25 Mighty Girl Books About Outdoor Discovery via

Five most dangerous children’s books ever written (according to Sean Hannity): https://t.co/WI1y0fkiie

Graphic Novels Boost Children’s Engagement and Performance |

It’s ! Teach kids, tweens, and teens to celebrate and respect LGBTQ people with these resources:

Lauren Child: New Children’s Laureate worried about equality in books – BBC News

Obituary: Geoffrey Hayes, author of Benny & Penny series –

Picture Books that Celebrate Fathers – via

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don’t)

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Loving this list of 11 beautiful South American libraries: via:

Margaret Atwood Is Calling on Us to Defend Libraries

TEEN LIT

30 YA titles for PRIDE month!!

Booklist’s 50 Best YA Books of All Time, by Daniel Kraus | Booklist Online

Lauren Graham Picks Up YA Novel ‘Windfall’ and Will Adapt as Feature – https://t.co/X2YNw3IOwi

Sarah Dessen talks ‘Once and For All’ and writing for YA after 13 novels

winner on why representation in YA is important:

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 classic German children’s books | All media content | DW | 29.05.2017

During the month of Ramadan, you can read these books with the whole family

Family storytime idea: read these 10 titles featuring sibling favorites together

Good books, like teachers, acknowledge children’s lives, says author Jacqueline Woodson |

NCTE’s Reading List for Summer in Participatory Citizenship via

Six smashing children’s books set in London

Summer 2017’s Best Children’s and Middle Grade Books |

What does Philip Pullman have to say about The Book of Dust? via

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For these Philly librarians, drug tourists and overdose drills are part of the job: https://t.co/4324f98wzM

Late Fees No Longer Exist at Salt Lake City Libraries

The US Library of Congress just put 25 million records online, free of charge – ScienceAlert –

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DIVERSE 7TH GRADE SUMMER READING LIST via

Exclusive: will write ‘s brand new series!

Must-Read YA Books of Summer 2017 |

Summer 2017’s Best YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reads |

featuring Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders :

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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

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10 lessons from Anne of Green Gables: https://t.co/oUPjn96Sy5

20 Picture Books with African American Girl Characters: https://t.co/ghveWIEDtR

25+ Must-Have Books and Series to Engage Reluctant Readers via

BookExpo 2017: A Children’s Books Guide

Cops warn ‘Harry Potter’ fans to stop walking on famed train tracks |

Drag Queens Are Public Libraries’ Newest Storytellers

First Look: New Project and a Cannes Premiere for Brian Selznick

Four Truths About Reading I Learned from My Children |  : https://t.co/0Clded18Yl

Graphic novels are a great way to introduce complex stories to young readers! Some of our favorites:

Rethinking & Examining Dr. Seuss’ Racism via

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ALA responds to the President’s 2018 budget proposal, which effectively eliminates federal library funding

Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

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30+ of Your Fave Under-the-Radar YA Fantasies. Did your favorite under-the-radar YA fantasy novel make the list?

Mariko Tamaki seeks ‘shift in stories about queer people’ in young adult fiction

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 9 Strangest Books You Absolutely Loved As A Kid – https://t.co/PIWtSi1OZs

The Biblioracle: The best summer reading? Not mandatory via

Margarita Engle Named Young People’s Poet Laureate

New Picture Books for Young Vehicle Lovers

This diagram & the accompanying text is amazingly useful to those who work w/ children who have experienced trauma.

Why Twenty Yawns Almost Made Me Cry by Deana Metzke via

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The American Writers Museum, an interactive playground for writers and the people who love them, opened today:

How Denver Public Library Balances Books and Being A Homeless Shelter

Portraits of librarians celebrate America’s bookish unsung heroes – https://t.co/3aihdO45AY

TEEN READS

25 Classic YA Books Every Woman Should Read At Least Once

Six YA Titles That Epitomize ft. THE LINES WE CROSS

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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To read is to live. sometimes it seems that books know more about us than we do.:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Look Out for in May

10 Wonderful Children’s Poets You Should Know |

14 More LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

Announcing new deals for , , + more

BEST NEW BOOKS FOR MAY 2017 (and at least two are perfect for Father’s Day)

The case for reading out loud to kids long after they can read to themselves:

Dragons Are for White Kids with Money: On the Friction of Geekdom and Race |

is here! Read the editorial & download our beautiful PDF (& get “Summer Nights” stuck in your head)

“Imagine never seeing yourself in much of what you read growing up”  – http://www.slj.com/2017/05/diversity/imagine-yourself-a-young-reader-in-the-margins-ownvoices-three-takes/#_

Why the 1980s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Is Such a Hard Act to Follow |

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Chicago Public Library Recognized for Digital Leadership

Crafts vs. No Crafts, The Great Storytime Debate

Downtown Miami library reopens days after shooting

Library as Retreat Space brought art, movement, mindfulness, and more into

Obama unveils ambitious plans for an unusual new presidential library in Chicago

TEEN LIT

There Is A Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Lit, and It Does Matter via