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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Ways To Keep Books Relevant Today

13 Books Every Parent Should Read Their Child Before They Start School

Bumper crop of first-day-of-school books

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ Adds Alicia Silverstone (Exclusive)

How Did Children’s Literature Evolve From Prim Morality Tales to the Likes of Captain Underpants?

Wait, in This Children’s Book, the Robbers Steal the Little Kid and What Happens?!

Bookish Secrets on Whisper:

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Finland’s Hot New Karaoke Bar Is a Public Library

I Can’t Even with Librarians Who Don’t Read Diversely

Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show

Public Library of the Year 2016 – nominations:

Public libraries serve the homeless more than just books

Removal of Confederacy books opens debate; director calls it routine process

When a child is born in Aarhus, parents press a button in hospital & a huge bell rings in the library

TEEN READS

2016 Aurora awards winners | Aurora Awards

In defence of grit lit – YA writers dealing honestly with the modern world

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Buried in books all day every day!:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

9 Children’s Books That Help Your Kid Understand White Privilege

The 11 Best Teachers in Children’s Literature | Brightly

British Library to Mark Harry Potter’s 20th With Exhibition

Contribution to Scottish children’s literature award launched | The Bookseller

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: new film confirmed for 2017

From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness

Here’s my recap of SOME of the best picture books from the first half of 2016

“I had always aspired to do an epic wordless picture book”: see our Q&A with Randy Cecil

Kids get hair cut, heads filled thanks to Books With Barbers reading program

Let Kids Read Whatever They Want to Read

Listen to Aaron Becker on podcast talking about RETURN:

Liz Pichon on how dyslexia inspired her Tom Gates children’s books – and made them a global phenomenon

The Merits of Reading Real Books to Your Children

Teasers Unveiled For The Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Broadway Show

Tough times out there? Here’s why reading with your kids is more important now than ever.

What Happened When I Read My Favorite Childhood Book As An Adult

Let me just check the... CAT-alog for you.:

LIBRARIES

Anne Carroll Moore, the Librarian Who Changed Children’s Literature Forever

Can Twitter Fit Inside the Library of Congress?

I took the Movement for Black Lives pledge for peace and justice. Will you join me?

New York Public Library puts 300,000 titles online with new e-book app

Public Libraries as Hubs of Health Information

Rediscover your local library

True!:

READING & BOOKS

Diversity In Book Publishing Isn’t Just About Writers — Marketing Matters, Too

Reading the New “Harry Potter” Book Could Actually Help You Live Longer

Study finds brain connections key to reading

TEEN READS

Transgender themes enter teen fiction

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Bill O’Reilly is writing a children’s book with James Patterson about the magical word ‘please’

Children’s picture book reviews – when tired animals are the dream ticket

James Patterson, Jeff Kinney and J.K. Rowling top richest author list

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Re-Unite for a New Children’s Books Trilogy

The Snowy Day imparts no lesson other than the most important one: Books are enjoyable.

Unlikely friends make for moving children’s books:

What Was It Like Writing an LGBTQ Picture Book in 1989? What’s It Like Now?

Books are magical ♥:

TEEN READS

Fiction for older children reviews – half-dead and dead funny

Young Adult Thriller ’13 Minutes’ in the Works as Netflix Movie – https://t.co/aOnurJmwgl

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Alice in Wonderland Printable A4 Poster Art by GiraffeandCustard:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds | Brightly

Celebrating diversity in children’s books with lovely illustrations

The Children Who Grow Up in ‘Book Deserts’

Chronicle Signs Annie Barrows’s Debut Picture Book

Doodling with Dr Seuss: how the cat got his hat

Helsinki Central Library emerges from the needs of city residents via

NANCY DREW & HARDY BOYS On The Case Again In Comic Books

RH Children’s Books to Publish Mark Siegel’s ‘5 Worlds’

“That’s Not Fair!” — Teaching Young Children About Race And Racism, Respect And Diversity

Folded Between the Pages of Books:

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Kids are creating, coding, engineering — oh, and reading — at local libraries this summer

StorytimeUnderground on Diverse Books in Libraries – https://twitter.com/StorytimeU/status/752954532552855552 

Toronto Public Library reveals its website searches in real time | Metro News

Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic

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TEEN READS
11 Teen Titles You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer
Booklist: Steampunk Reads for Teens – The Hub
Read UK: YA Books Set in the United Kingdom – The Hub
Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Judith Kerr wins BookTrust lifetime achievement award 2016

Anson Reading Room, Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford (photo by Indiana Jonsmo):

LIBRARIES

Being a librarian now means also being at least a part-time social worker — Timeline

Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore

Librarians fear for what’s being lost as they transition

Library Of Congress Has Too Many Librarians, So We Should Reject New Nominee To Run It | Techdirt

Rochester libraries to eliminate fines for children’s books

TEEN READS

Top 10 speedy reads

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

13 Children’s Books That Break Racial Stereotypes

2016 Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Sophie Blackall — The Horn Book Gorgeous speech.

2016 Newbery Acceptance by Matt de la Peña — The Horn Book – A must-read speech for everyone.

The Audacious Choice of Sophie Blackall — The Horn Book

Bringing diversity and brown faces to children’s books

GeekDad Charts a Course With Hope Larson and ‘Compass South’ – GeekDad

Jerry Pinkney and the Power of Story: Profile of 2016 Wilder & CSK–Virginia Hamiliton Award Winner – The Horn Book

On the Importance of Creepy Kids’ Books  – https://t.co/TalwbiLOQC 

One Mom’s Fond Farewell to the Beloved Elephant & Piggie Series

Raquel D’Apice’s Open Letter To The Female Hat-Wearing Dog in “Go, Dog. Go!”

Silent and Strong: 14 Books for Introverted Kids and Teens | Brightly

‘Swallows and Amazons’ Forever: Why a now-obscure children’s novel is great summer reading

Tween Pride Reads – ALSC Blog

Which is why there ALWAYS have to be books in the playroom, between the toys ;-):

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“An Evening to Paint” at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library:

Libraries that Listen | American Libraries Magazine

Officials break ground on $115 million Enoch Pratt renovation

TEEN READS

Out of the Box – Transgender lives — The Horn Book

RT : From The Hub: Booklist: YA Alternate History

A Safe and Sacred Space – Guest Post by Benjamin Alire Saenz –

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

11 Books Every Feminist Read Growing Up

11 Books That Will Inspire Your Kid’s Wanderlust

11 Books That Will Make A Sad Kid Happy

The Best Children’s Books of Summer 2016 | Brightly

The Boxcar Children are getting a movie and kids everywhere should rejoice

Children’s book illustrator Nancy Carlson on sexism in the industry, the importance of doodling

Dahl’s fantasies involve capable kids

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: RETURN by Aaron Becker — 100 Scope Notes

Mo Willems and the art of children’s books

Top 10 dads in picture books – They had me at Pete’s a Pizza.

Top 10 tigers in children’s books

@Annette Howard Reed Hare My freshman finished Divergent today. One of my students cried because it was over :-( I love her!!:

LIBRARIES

An Amphitheater. A Laptop Bar. It’s a New York Library Like No Other.

Carnegie’s huge library investment still felt in Ohio

Chicago Public Library hopes to give away 1 million free books, dozen to every child

E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court

Google Canada partners with Toronto Public Libraries to loan out portable WiFi hotspots

Meet Toronto Public Library’s newest Innovator in Residence | Metro News

Museum exhibits on display at libraries during Cincinnati Museum Center renovations

Photographing the Quiet Majesty of America’s Public Libraries

Video calls in Brooklyn libraries will put inmates in touch with their families

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TEEN READS

The 8 Most Lovably Awkward Characters in YA Books | Brightly

Remembering Lois Duncan, the queen of the young adult thriller novel