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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

The Best Children’s Books for Your 2017 Summer Reading List

David Walliams is first children’s author to reach 100 weeks at number one

Emily Blunt Looks PERFECT as Mary Poppins in This Fantastical Movie Poster

The First Rule of Q&A: An Interview with

A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this

Junot Díaz Wrote A Kid’s Book So His Goddaughters Could Feel Represented

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A ‘Guidebook’ For Young Asian-Americans

Q & A with Ellen Oh

Take a look ahead at the big spring 2018 titles in our Sneak Previews roundup

Today in ShelfTalker: Middle grade graphic novels that kids are looking forward to this fall

UK airline easyJet launches children’s book ‘flybrary’ with 7000 books chosen by Jacqueline Wilson | @thebookseler

Veteran author Shirley Hughes warns parents: don’t rob your children of the change to be bored: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/veteran-author-shirley-hughes-warns-parents-dont-rob-children-chance-bored/

TEEN LIT

The 10 Best New Young Adult Books in July 2017 via

How Novelist Kwame Alexander Hooks Teens on Poetry |

NYPL: We’re adding these YA reads to our “to read” list as soon as possible:

A Round-Up of Awesome Asian American Protagonists in YA Lit

SLJ’s Guide to Pride: 20 Titles Spotlighting LGBTQA+ Experience

YA Horror Reads of 2017

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

5 Ways to Find Diverse Books Your Kids Will Love This Summer

Chris Colfer set to turn his first children’s book into a movie | Toronto Star

Entertainment Weekly gets a first peek at Oprah and Mindy Kaling in the new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time:

Girls can take the lead on amazing adventures! For 25 great fantasy-adventure series starring Mighty Girls, visit

Interview with Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock, KNIFE’S EDGE and COMPASS SOUTH Team:

Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

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The 6 Unexpected Things I Found in My Small-Town Library:

TEEN LIT

8 YA Heroines You’ll Love as Much as Wonder Woman:

A high school English teacher on the books her struggling readers loved so much, she never saw them again:

Should YA fiction have to teach a lesson? via

Why We Need Diverse Characters in YA Books, According to Angie Thomas

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

6 picture books for summer reading

2017 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA |

can impact everything from a child’s cognitive development to physical health. Here’s how to curb it.

Books Will Be Books: Enough With Gendered Children’s Lit |

The Calm Before: 9 Picture Books That Celebrate Stormy Weather

Encouraging your kids to read silly books can actually get them reading more than ever. Learn how –>

New Sendak Picture Book Discovered via

Top Ten MG Books to Use as Read Alouds Beginning of Year via

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FIIIELLLLDD TRIIPPPPP: Starfield Library is a new library in Seoul, South Korea that you’re going to want to visit:

Stacks of Books, But Short on Cash – https://t.co/O5GMZFrx3Z

UW-Madison Spinoff Helps Libraries Help Local Musicians – https://t.co/X1aJuzvtUP

READING

TSA de-cluttering tests get attention from ACLU – book screening not moving forward –

You Will NEVER Read All the Books – and That’s a Good Thing:

TEEN LIT

25 of Our Most Anticipated YA Books of July – https://t.co/sAvVvpkh2n

50 Crucial Feminist YA Novels – https://t.co/aVJkK8qicw

170 YA Books Hitting Shelves This Summer

Are you falling in love with ‘s GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE? Download these coloring pages for free!

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Children’s Books About Immigration & Refugees That Teach The Importance Of Cultural Diversity

15 Great Korean Folk Tales for Kids

15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago | @BostonGlobe

26 Wonderful Books for Kids Celebrating Summer via w +

2017 Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe — The Horn Book

2017 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Kelly Barnhill — The Horn Book

At the Dr. Seuss museum: Oh, the places they don’t go!

Hey there + bloggers, the Call for Presenters for 2017 is live | Please RT

A Lifeline Called Hope: 2017 Wilder Medal Acceptance by Nikki Grimes — The Horn Book

Obituary: Michael Bond – BBC News

VERY IMPRESSIVE tips on growing readers – babies, toddlers, emerging/early/independent readers

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Madison’s Library Takeover | American Libraries Magazine

Millennials use the library more than any other generation in the US, and more in Critical Linking:

New Parents, The Public Library Has Got Your Back – https://t.co/laWEH8IsLv

TEEN LIT

MS Center for the Book is pleased to announce ‘s The Hate U Give will represent MS at the

The Outsiders reinvented young adult fiction. Harry Potter made it inescapable.

I made a list with all the upcoming Queer Girl YA books I could find with synopsises/GoodReads pages!

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

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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

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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

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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: