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Halloween chapter books for early readers:


Decolonizing Nostalgia: When Historical Fiction Betrays Readers of Color — The Horn Book

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

Unearthing the true story behind former British spy and treasured children’s author Arthur Ransome

We interviewed and about their latest creative collaboration!

Willy Wonka Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.


City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing Developments



The 30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

HarperCollins to Publish a New Pittacus Lore Series

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

Canas Verdes:


8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | Brightly

JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films – BBC News

Malala Yousafzai Lands Picture Book Deal

Must be October…The books we love are painted on pumpkins!

Pure imagination: illustrator Robert Ingpen on the value of childhood dreaming

Stephen King’s First Children’s Book Coming in November

There are some absolute crackers on the guide to great books Go see for yourself!

"Great Comfort" Book Arts #alteredbooks:


Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter

In Praise of the Public Library Answer Desk

What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them

The perfect day:


5 Graphic Novels to Read to Get Spooked

Keeping It Real: The Grittiness of Contemporary YA – Los Angeles Review of Books

What’s Next for Jay Asher?

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:


Breastfeeding is rarely seen in children’s books – it’s time to rewrite attitudes

Donna Erickson: 8 ways to engage kids when reading picture books

Emily Mortimer Cast in Mary Poppins Returns Movie

‘Fantastic Beasts’ soundtrack will make you say ‘Yes, this is the sound of magic’

For National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, these books teach important lessons in empathy:

Got a reluctant reader? Try poetry, says author Kwame Alexander:

How the Berenstain Bears Found Salvation

It’s the – what is your hope for girls around the world? Graphic via

Love mysteries? Check out this book list featuring whodunits that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat!

The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) – Pottermore

New Picture Books Create Strange but Believable Worlds

Take a trip with children’s book author/illustrator Brian Floca at the NCCIL

Why I’m Reading GEORGE to My Kids

Wonderful interview ! Here’s our earlier interview with the inimitable here



Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments

“Kansas City Libraries Defend Free Speech in Face of Arrests, Resignations”

Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness Program Extended for Another Week

Girls Are Not Property:


5 Queer Asian YA Books

5 YA Reads Perfect for Autumn

10 Honest Books About Bullying for Teenagers | Brightly

100 Must-Read YA Books With Little or No Romance:

‘Crooked Kingdom’ author Leigh Bardugo talks YA novels, magic, bookstores and teen Wonder Woman

It’s Just Us: The Need For More Trans Stories

Surefire YA Scares: 13 of the Best Teen Horror Books | Brightly

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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So true:


The “Goosebumps” Conundrum: What Makes a Children’s Book Good? – The New Yorker

The Grown-Up Lives Behind Classic Children’s Books

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children

Meet the Illustrator: Erin E. Stead | Brightly

Missed the on nurturing empathy thru ? Have no fear! Full archive here:

Mo Willems’ best-selling book series comes to life in ‘Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!’

Oliver Jeffers: ‘I was always an artist’ – but not a child of books

A plentiful harvest of Halloween picture books

Plenty of new kids’ books for Jewish New Year | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

These election-year kids’ books get our vote

Want to Teach Kids About Money? These 9 Books Will Help

Writing Children’s Books Helped Grace Lin Embrace Being Asian American


Print or Digital, It’s Reading That Matters

How Are You Celebrating The Freedom To Read -- also known as Banned Books Week ?:


New York Public Library has a mini roller coaster for books

Official ‘Outraged’ About Charges After KC Library Arrests

Photographing All 211 New York Public Library Branches

See the stunning renovation: Iconic New York Public Library reading room reopens Oct. 5

i love this quote:


From Baby-Sitting to Magic Pants: Why I Love Female Friendships in Young Adult Fiction

Magic In The Air: 3 Young Adult Fantasy Reads For Fall

YA Authors Get Out the Vote with

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:


29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

Ashley Bryan’s latest children’s book re-imagines the lives of slaves – The Portland Press Herald

Children’s 2016 print book market up 11.7% to date | The Bookseller

Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity

A Guide to the Real-Life Homes of the Heroes of Children’s Literature

Interview with Author Deborah Hopkinson – ALSC Blog

Rob Dunlavey on creating the illustrations for Laura Godwin’s OWL SEES OWL: . Pictured here is a sketch & final art.


Alex Gino’s Words on Restriction – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Librarians Get Their GAME On | American Libraries Magazine

Pete Hautman’s Words on Restriction – Intellectual Freedom Blog


Books for Bisexual Awareness Week/Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Closing the Diversity Gap in Young Adult Literature

OY, VOYA – A great summation of the VOYA debacle this weekend –

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

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The Interview: GRIMM FOOD: The World of the Brothers Grimm | The Feed

“One Step at a Time: 13 Books About Blended Families”



Edward Snowden just made an impassioned argument for why privacy is the most important right

In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary ‘Smut’

65 YA Books Written by Female Authors:


Rural Poverty and THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis

This Weeks Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Woo hoo! Broke 11,000 tweets shared on Twitter!

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

I tried everything to get to sleep last night. Well, everything except closing…:


“Book talking by the stack opens up so many possibilities” – Read more over on the :

Bringing It ‘Home’: Chris Raschka Completes Vera Williams’s Final Book

Disney Announces New Rick Riordan Imprint

Gloriumptious, word-guzzling genius of Roald Dahl

Heathy diet linked to improved reading skills in children

Here Are Some of the 18th Annual Intl Latino Book Awards Winners

How Diverse Is Children’s Literature? This Infographic Tells The Disturbing Truth

My Favorite Read-Aloud Books Right Now: September 2016 – GeekDad

Never stop reading aloud to your kid

Reading Aloud Will Create a Better Reader · Guardian Liberty Voice

Residential school memoir set to become new Canadian children’s classic

Scrumdiddlyumptious to Oompa Loompa: Roald Dahl’s splendiferous words are now in the Oxford dictionary

Temple Grandin Inks Deal With Penguin Young Readers

This Boy’s Dream Of Being A Princess Inspired An Innovative Kids’ Book

Transgender Books for Kids and Teens

‘Trombone Shorty,’ 4 others receive $250,000 Heinz Awards


First Woman, African-American Sworn In as Librarian of Congress

How you can help India’s first free public library for the Tibetan exile community

Pew Research Shows Public Libraries Remain Vital to Communities

"Reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes place for that."…:


8 Book Recommendations From an Unexcitable Reader

Challenge your perceptions with these 9 groundbreaking YA novels

Graphic novels that grab you — The Horn Book

YA author Amy Zhang: My books are there so people won’t feel they’re alone –

YA Books with a Male Point of View – The Hub

Young adult authors stress importance of strong stories