1. Introducing SLJ Reviews Sneak Peek: A First Look at Hot Titles →

    Can’t wait for your print issue of School Library Journal? Now you can get a monthly sneak peak at print reviews of  buzz-worthy titles.

  2. Which classic children's book character are you? →

    This editor is Eyore!

    You’re Eeyore! Some may say you’re a bit of a grump, but that’s only because you’re a realist. You have no patience for fools, but that doesn’t mean your friends aren’t important to you.

  3. Press Release: Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014) →

    Sad news in the children’s book world.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  4. weneeddiversebooks:

    Unedited audiostream of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks panel at BookCon 2014 in New York, NY:

    “After taking the Internet by storm, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign is moving forward with brand new initiatives to continue the call for diversity in children’s literature. Join the WNDB team as they share highlights of their campaign, discuss the success of grassroots activism, highlight diverse books and how everyone can diversify their shelves and talk next steps for the campaign. Ellen Oh (PROPHECY Series), Aisha Saeed (Written in the Stars, 2015), Marieke Nijkamp, founder of DiversifYA, Lamar Giles (Fake ID) and Mike Jung (Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities). Special Guests include acclaimed Authors Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Matt de la Peña (The Living) and Jacqueline Woodson (Beneath a Meth Moon). Moderated by I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above, 2015).”

  5. leeandlow:

Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.

    leeandlow:

    Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.

  6. nprbooks:

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Today’s top book news item:
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book.Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitaris about Richard’s grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards’ musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.
"I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about," Richards said in a statement. "The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers expects to release the book in September.

My head just exploded!

    nprbooks:

    Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    Today’s top book news item:

    Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book.Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitaris about Richard’s grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards’ musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.

    "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about," Richards said in a statement. "The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers expects to release the book in September.

    My head just exploded!

  7. rachelfershleiser:

    nprbooks:

    Today’s top book news item:

    Brian Floca’s Locomotive wins the Caldecott Medal for children’s book artistry. It’s the story of an 1869 railroad journey that includes everything from sketches of the crew to the “smoke and cinders, ash and sweat” of the coal engine.

    Also, Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses — about a girl who befriends a poetry-writing flying squirrel — takes home the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children’s book of 2013.

    #realtalk: I have had a crush on Brian Floca for many, many years.

  8. schoollibraryjournal:

    Shaun Tan, top of the Video Sunday post.

    (via Video Sunday: “He cried at the BEGINNING of Old Yeller” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)

    "The moment I learned to read and write, my attention became divided."

  9. cloudunbound:

    A sampling of Lee & Low’s award-winning titles. What a pleasure to see book jackets that reflect the world as it really is. See L&L’s blog, The Open Book, to track developments in #diverselit (a Twitter discussion they hold).

  10. thelifeguardlibrarian:

Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month

  11. Via Linda Barry aka thenearsightedmonkey.

    Via Linda Barry aka thenearsightedmonkey.