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Best LGBT Books for Children - Picture Books About Lesbian & Gay Families:


Art from Alessandro Sanna at 7-Imp today: .

Art from Brian Pinkney at 7-Imp today: .

Babette Cole, anarchic creator of Princess Smartypants, dies at 66

The Banned Books Your Child Should Read

I Love This German Grandma Reading Children’s Books On Twitch

Kirsten Greenidge on adapting the beloved Bud, Not Buddy for the stage – DC Theatre Scene

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: the 6 main changes from book to Netflix

Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E – NYT –


4-year-old bibliophile becomes librarian for a day in world’s largest library

ACLU asks Iowa City Public Library to remove bathroom cameras

. exciting new cafe project is another example of how lives –

Personal librarians abound at one public library

SF Public Library’s quest to put diversity on shelves


Exclusive: E. Lockhart to publish a new YA novel

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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Best children's books about Indian culture from @madhmama:


The 40 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2016 | Colours of Us via

The Diversity List: Picture, Easy, and Early Chapter Books of 2016 — A Fuse #8 Production

Happy 10th birthday to The Brown Bookshelf:

‘Harry Potter’ Was Almost Made Into A US Teen Drama

New musical of ‘The Lightning Thief’ to open in NYC

Obituary: Paul Goble


Dallas Public Libary hopes ‘bookbike’ is just the first of fleet to soft-pedal literacy | Dallas News

An easier ‘Hamilton’ ticket: Newberry Library’s documents exhibit

Information illiterate: Challenges libraries face in this fake news era

Mary O’Rourke on staffless libraries: ‘Whose daft idea was this?’

Books are very dangerous!:


The 10 Best Multicultural Young Adult Novels of 2016 | Colours of Us via

The 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2017

35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017

‘Lemony Snicket’ Author Gets ‘Dirty’ With New Novel About Teenage Sexuality

S.E. Hinton says she’s being attacked for being heterosexual


This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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Cover Reveal: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk — A Fuse #8 Production

My Top Middle Grade, Picture Book and YA of 2016 via

The PC Police Crack Down on… Kids Books –

R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children’s Books

Ringing in 2017 with a visit from Carin Berger, sharing process images and art from her upcoming January book: .

A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls via

There is something revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence –

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone via


Book Reading 2016

KU library workers push inclusion wearing preferred gender pronoun buttons

Libraries Nationwide Seek to Foster Dialog


15 Of The Best YA Books Of January 2017 To Start The Year Off Right

Women in Comics: Looking Ahead to 2017 – The Hub


This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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Mary GrandPré:


8 Click-Bait Headlines For Children’s and Teen Books

The Best Children’s Books of 2016 – Brain Pickings –

The Best Children’s Books of 2016 from The Wall Street Journal –

The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2016

The French Kid’s Lit Author Who Inspired Maurice Sendak & Shel Silverstein

I told J K Rowling she’d never make any money from Harry Potter

‘I write about 350 jokes per book. I throw away about a third of them’: Jeff ‘Wimpy Kid’ Kinney

Irish Times – Our favourite children’s and YA books of 2016

Many American Adults Don’t Read, But That Doesn’t Mean Kids Can’t Learn To Love Books

Netflix’s Dark New Adaptation Will Be ‘Super Faithful To The Books’

Penguin and CBC Launch Award Honoring Anna Dewdney

Talking with children’s book author Jon Klassen

These ‘90s Children’s Books Will Make You Seriously Nostalgic: How Many of These Did You Read?

I am climbing the wall so cool XD:


Libraries for gathering, not just books

Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’

The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

US libraries report spike in Islamophobic hate speech since election



13 YA authors on writing in the age of Trump

Can This American Disrupt Japan’s $392M Young Adult Novel Industry?

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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Book quotes - Books are the best friends you can have.:


12 Best Children’s Books for the Holidays

The 30 Most Entertaining and Uplifting Quotes from Anne of Green Gables

Cuddle up in a cozy chair with the kids: These books spread holiday joy

Introducing the Expanded Children’s Book Week 2017

It’s a Mean, Sometimes Sad World — But Reading Can Help

Q & A with Lois Ehlert

Turn children on to science through reading

Under Fire, Abrams to Cease Publishing ‘Bad Little Children’s Books’

Kurt Vonnegut quote about libraries:


Authors slam Libraries Ambition report as ‘too little, too late’ | The Bookseller

Be “more library” than ever – District Dispatch

The Better Angels: Committed to defending an inclusive society | Editorial

Forget hackers. Libraries fear that it’s the feds who’ll go after your data.

Growing Up in a Library Is Exactly As Magical As You’d Imagine

How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

Making Newspapers and Libraries Cool Again – D Magazine

The secret life of a librarian: What do you find in books? Bacon and condoms | Anonymous


9 Books to Read If You Miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Hub

Illinois Parents Call for ‘Smut’ Book Ban: ‘We Can’t Have 18-Year-Olds Reading About Sexual Issues’

On Normalizing Teen Singlehood in YA

Veronica Roth Shares 10 Books She’d Love to Receive This Holiday Season

Women in Comics: Princesses with a Twist – The Hub

10 Great Books on Generosity & Giving

One of the vital elements that we all have to keep hold of both in this holiday season and throughout the year is how to be generous. Money is of course part of this and so is attention and time. Here are some great books on giving back to the world around you:

835202 Fandango Stew

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

Fandango Stew by David Davis, illustrated by Ben Galbraith

The Gardener give and take

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small

Give and Take by Chris Raschka

3304291 Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano

Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson, illustrated by Susan L. Roth

Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale 22750286

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith

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Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

10 Great Books on Immigration & Immigrants

Immigration is huge in the news right now with the Syrian refugees, Mexican immigration to the United States, and the promises of the incoming administration. As libraries and librarians, we serve our entire community wherever they hail from. Here are some wonderful books to celebrate the power and importance of immigration for our nation and the world:

The Arrival insideoutbackagain

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

The Land of Forgotten Girls Mamas Nightingale by Edwidge Danticat

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat, illustrated by Leslie Staub

The Matchbox Diary pancho rabbit and the coyote 

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

the-sun-is-also-a-star-by-nicola-yoon Their Great Gift by John Coy

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land by John Coy, photographs by Wing Young Huie

The Turtle of Oman unforgotten coat

The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce