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11 Genuinely Terrifying Moments From Children’s Books

30 Children’s Books About Diversity That Celebrate Our Differences

Gran’s hilarious video has led to Wonky Donkey children’s book selling out

Is This an Exceptional Moment for Picture Books? | ShelfTalker

Must Have Books for Girl Leaders –

Survey: 50 percent of parents don’t read to their child every day

Three picture books that portray the lives of artists in glorious, living color:

“When I was a kid, as someone who refused to read until I was eighteen years old, it was poetry that saved my life – because it was less daunting, there were less words on the page, the white space felt a little less intimidating.”


The Pack Horse Librarians Of Eastern Kentucky – NPR


“I wanted to write about kids not dealing with violence or trauma, just falling in love, but still making some sort of political statement”: on ‘Pride,’ a Jane Austen-inspired YA romance set in contemporary Brooklyn

Rainbow Rowell unveils cover for first graphic novel, ‘Pumpkinheads,’ illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks –

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In Conversation: M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

Meet Four Women of Color Who Are Revolutionizing Books for Young Readers |

Q & A with Raúl Colón

Saving Winslow: An Excerpt and Interview with Sharon Creech — A Fuse #8 Production


Fast Internet Is a Problem for 24% of Rural America –

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures

Random Acts of Kindness at the Library – NYPL –

To Restore Civil Society, Start with the Library –


Even the Best Rom-Coms Conceal Double Standards –

Fall 2018’s Can’t-Miss Young Adult Books | Bookish

Noteworthy Middle Grade and YA Sequels for Fall 2018

School Librarians Janet Damon and Julia Torres Talk “The Hate U Give” | Banned Books Week 2018

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Children’s books about climate change –

Children’s Books Authors Are Selling More Than Books. They’re Taking a Stand.

The key to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s successful journey? It’s books, she says |

Post-it Note reviews of can’t-miss elementary and middle grade titles Teen Librarian Toolbox

Viola Davis Brings A New ‘Corduroy’ Book To Bear



St. Paul Mayor Suggests Ending Overdue Library Book Fees

Cybils Judges Application Open

You have until September 9th to apply to be a Cybils judge. I’ve served on several of the Cybils committees over the years and have immensely enjoyed my time reading and then debating the books. If that’s your jam and you are a book blogger, apply!

Here are the categories for judges:

  • Early Chapter Books & Easy Readers
  • Fiction Picture Books & Board Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Middle-Grade Fiction
  • Nonfiction
    • Elementary/Middle Grade
    • Junior High/Senior High
  • Poetry
  • Speculative Fiction
    • Elementary/Middle-Grade
    • Young Adult
  • Young Adult Fiction

Head over to to apply!

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20 Must-Read Middle Grade Books of Fall 2018 |

30 Incredible for 2nd and 3rd Grade, another

Educators Must Mind Tone Policing, writes

Idris Elba Sets ‘Ghetto Cowboy’ as Next Film

Thoughtful, eloquent Neil Gaiman on books for kids – ‘unparalleled ability to foster empathy’ & there are no ‘bad’ books or ‘bad’ authors for children via

A touch of the macabre in children’s books is nothing to be scared of | Eleanor Margolis


11 Upcoming Romantic YA Novels That Might Just Be Your New Favorite Rom-Com via

Upcoming YA movie, Hush, Hush, is the new Twilight

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After 150 Years, ‘Little Women’ Still Resonates |

Picture Books about Mighty Girls Who Love Math –


Can We Talk? Librarians Lead New Push for Civics Education, Focusing on Discourse

The last storm-damaged public library branch in New Orleans has finally reopened, more than a decade after it was flooded by Hurricane Katrina.

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13 new titles for emergent readers.

2019 Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery Suggestions to Date – March to August

Enchanting offerings for your fairy-tale fans

Writing and Illustrating Muslim Characters in Children’s Literature –


The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books

LGBTQ Displays not allowed in any Washington County Libraries, says Library Director

Need accessories for a formal event like a job interview, wedding, audition, or graduation? ‘s new NYPL Grow Up program can help! –

Not Just Teachers, School Librarians Spend Their Own Money on Supplies

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Agent Danielle Smith’s Former Clients Speak Out

The Story of a Bear of Very Little Brain

Jason Reynolds: ‘What’s unusual about my story is that I became a writer’

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for Youth: 2018, by Maggie Reagan | Booklist Online

THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141st STREET has been optioned by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions –


transformed into a tattoo shop for a day and a portion of the proceeds went to the library.

Here’s why this Belgian sourdough librarian flew to Canada for yeast

U.S. Public Libraries Saw 1.39 Billion Visits In 2015, A New Report Finds

“We used to ask families and children to sit quietly and read together….We now know that children learn best through play, an understanding that has guided us to reenvision how our children’s spaces could maximize children’s learning,”

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Dr. Seuss’ forgotten anti-war book made him an enemy of the right

Facts About the Natural World Astound and Delight in These Picture Books

Great Books about Strong Girls and Women -A Short List » Public Libraries Online

The Honesty of Sadness in Literature for Young People –

Hong Kong’s public libraries ‘U-turn’ on anti-LGBT+ kids’ books ban after uproar · PinkNews

Humor is one of the things that gets kids . Funny Books: Hilarious Reads for ages 8-13

Michael Rosen: the trick to making children laugh, daring to be daft

The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2018:

On the Imperialist ‘Charity’ of Rebuilding Caribbean Children’s Libraries with Eurocentric Books –

“Picture books are the magical result of artistic collaboration. As a picture book writer, I’m always amazed to see my words transformed and elevated by the illustrations, blended together for the perfect storytelling experience.” –


Native YA: Four Native American Authors on Their Messages for Teens + a recommended reading list –

YA Graphic Novels Coming Out August–December 2018