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CHILDREN’S LIT

Disney to Publish ‘Artemis Fowl’ Spin-Off Series

A fox in socks but the basis is racist. Falling out of love with Dr. Seuss

In Search of Missing Children: Why Representation in KidLit Is So Important | Bookish

It’s National Library Week: Celebrate kids and books with these terrific selections

“It’s not just kids of color, kids from the margins who need diverse literature and media. It’s all kids who need all stories about all kinds of people.” Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on why children need more diverse books

Jean Marzollo, Children’s Book Author, Dies at Age 75

More Picture Books to Spark Empathy

New Harry Potter Covers, Illustrated by Brian Selznick!

Reading is fundamental — to family happiness

TEEN READS

The 50 Best Fantasy Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

Finding a Voice Through Poetry: New and Noteworthy YA Novels

Joy McCullough On Reclaiming the Female Body and “Blood Water Paint”

We’re highlighting recent YA books that feature interracial couples on their covers:

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: An Open Letter to Well-Meaning White Women

50 Years Later: Books for Kids and Teens about Martin Luther King, Jr., Apollo 8 and More – https://www.slj.com/2018/04/collection-development/focus-on-collection-development/50-years-later-books-for-kids-and-teens-about-martin-luther-king-jr-apollo-8-and-more/

And the Winners Are…Global Read Aloud Choices 2018 

‘Real Friends,’ ‘Spill Zone’ Among Inaugural Graphic Literature Award Nominees

Today in ShelfTalker: Reader reactions to the new cover for ‘Gertie’s Leap to Greatness’

TEEN LIT

3 on a YA Theme: YA for Your April Library Holds List – https://bookriot.com/2018/04/04/3-on-a-ya-theme-ya-for-your-april-library-holds-list-4-4/

Affirming trans books in honor of Trans Visibility Day:

Reading without Walls: Henry Lien’s Recommendations for Books That Break Down Walls – https://www.bookish.com/articles/reading-without-walls-book-recommendations/

Riverdale Star KJ Apa Recast for Kian Lawley in The Hate U Give Movie – https://bookriot.com/2018/04/04/k-j-apa-the-hate-u-give/

The What If It’s Us Cover Dropped and Twitter Pretty Much Lost Its Mind – http://www.epicreads.com/blog/what-if-its-us-cover/

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60 Titles for 3-6 Year Olds | from + more

What’s in a Name? A Conversation With the 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner Juana Martinez-Neal

LIBRARIES

“School libraries are necessary. It is necessary to have a physical space dedicated to exploration and imagination.” –

TEEN LIT

LGBTQ+ Books That Actually Have a Happy Ending!

Twitter explains why ‘Love, Simon’ is so meaningful |

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12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Health |

Black Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time |

In Junot Diaz’s ‘Islandborn,’ A Curious Child Recreates Her Dominican Roots |

Top 10: Best Picture Books for Summer Reading (ages 1-8)

TEEN LIT

‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ Tackles Heavy Themes In A Magical World

David Levithan Wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award |

Fantasy, contemporary, historical: there’s a YA series for every reader in this great-big-not-small round-up!

Frustrated with Marvel and DC? Here some comics from smaller presses:

Greetings, fellow bookish introverts! We have 33 perfect excuses for staying in tonight (and every night this month) – https://t.co/8JRMJgeMkP

Nic Stone and Julie Murphy on why they’re telling stories of hope in the Trump era – https://t.co/eUWlCDHsAy

Q & A with Elizabeth Acevedo –

Random House announces the publication of a new novel by ‘The Book Thief’ author Markus Zusak

What ‘Love, Simon’ says to gay teens — and why that message matters – https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/03/13/news-views-what-love-simon-says-gay-teens-and-why-message-matters/418894002/

“Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough” by via

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23 Picture Book Biographies for Women’s History Month

31 New Picture Book Biographies to Celebrate Women’s History Month by Kate Hannigan via

The 2017 CCBC multicultural statistics in children’s and young adult literature have been posted on the CCBC blog. Read more at

Children who grow up surrounded by books ‘earn more as adults’ – study – https://t.co/Wr1ryo1YjG

Happy National Women’s History Month! Celebrate with these biographical picture books:

New British campaign recreates famous movie posters with Black leads to call for more diverse blockbusters.

LIBRARIES

The Danish Union of Librarians has launched an utterly cool and important library advocacy training program and I wrote a bit about it

In the fight over net neutrality, librarians call for action | by on

“More than three-fourths of librarians reported that they spend their own money on their libraries, spending an average of $302 a year.” – https://t.co/AtKucVEBOf

Once It Was Overdue Books. Now Librarians Fight Overdoses – NYT

TEEN LIT

THE BELLES author talks with UGLIES author about creation, collaboration, and the concept and costs of beauty.

So you want to read sapphic YA! Here are a few titles to help you build your lesbian and bi reading list:

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8 Graphic Novels from Gene Luen Yang, Marissa Meyer, and Others

Announcing the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Books! What an amazing selection of stories from Australia’s talented authors and illustrators

Children’s Publishing House Takes Food Literacy Literally

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Luke Pearson’s ‘Hilda’ is coming to the small screen

“Reading is not always an interpretation of words. It is sometimes an interpretation of pictures.” –

TEEN READS

Abrams ComicArts will publish ‘Run: Book One,’ sequel to Congressman John Lewis’s award-winning graphic memoir

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When They Got the Call: PW Speaks with the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners

LIBRARIES

Refurbished Woodson library houses black research collection that is ‘the pride of Chicago’

READING

3 Bullet Journal Book Spreads that Have Improved My Reading Life

TEEN READS

Before There Was YA, There Were Horse Books |

Celebrate black women with these 50 beautiful book covers featuring black women and girls:

Talking about with on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Here’s a glimpse into why I wrote Jade’s story. https://t.co/wM5eY9ir53

“This is my heart, this is my heritage, and I’m holding it in my hands.” talks with PW KidsCast about her debut book, ‘Children of Blood and Bone,’ first in the Legacy of Orisha trilogy 

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The Children’s Book That Made Me Realize It’s Okay to Be Alone |

Congratulations to this year’s Cybils Award Winners!

Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came for Tea gets film deal | The Bookseller

‘Sad’ dog looking for kids to read to him is now all booked up | https://t.co/Ay5SYuR3mE

Sexual Harassment In Children’s Publishing Reaches a Crisis Point

TEEN READS

“It felt so otherworldly.” – ‘We Are Okay’ author on winning the Printz Medal

Making the Personal Political: Angie Thomas on “The Hate U Give”

Muse of Nightmares: Preview Laini Taylor’s epic sequel to Strange the Dreamer – https://t.co/6AkzBc6Jcl

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32nd Annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Announced

2018 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Finalists Announced

An illustration from award-winning duo + Christian Robinson’s ‘Carmela Full of Wishes.’ Find more Fall Sneak Previews here:

Jesmyn Ward Is Writing a Middle Grade Novel | Book Pulse

Oxenbury and Burningham win BookTrust lifetime achievement awards | The Bookseller

Paramount options film rights to Templar’s Ology World | The Bookseller

Penguin Young Readers Announces Imprint for Diverse Books

Picture books about Jewish women

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018

LIBRARIES

A Library Without Books? Universities Purging Dusty Volumes

When the newspaper closed, this town library started one

TEEN READS

Roundup

10 Must-Read YA Books for Young Activists

BRB very busy sending all of these adorable Prince and the Dressmaker Valentines to each other!

Four New Uglies Novels – Scott Westerfeld

The Women Writers You’ve Been Overlooking: https://t.co/9AMZ6yZmIb