Sunday, February 21, 2016

Children's Books Roundup


How Independent Booksellers Hand-Sell and Merchandise Diverse Books 
A number of children’s booksellers are making a concerted effort to offer diverse titles – not just books by and about people of color but books that reflect different sexual orientations and the many cultures that call the United States home. Click through for booksellers' tips on sharing diverse books with customers. MORE  

A Strong Focus on Children's Books at Taipei Fair
The Taipei International Book Exhibition has always been known for its large congregation of overseas exhibitors, and this year's event continues the tradition. Taiwanese children's book publishers have a big presence at the fair, especially small and independent houses, as they often don't make the trip to Bologna or Frankfurt due to costs. more

More Than 12,000 Dallas Newborns to
Head Home with a Book

The Friends of the Dallas Public Library have started a new initiative this year, Books for Dallas Babies. The program encourages new mothers from low-income families to read with their children by sending them home with a book after giving birth. more


From the Intercept:
The Horror Story of Publishing Children's Books in Russia. Click here
From Quill and Quire:
Remembering Judy Sarick, founder of Toronto's Children's Book Store. Click here
From Tech Times:
Robots Can Learn Ethical Behavior By Reading Children's Stories. Click here
From the Telegraph:
Terry Pratchett, Frances Hardinge longlisted for Carnegie Medal; Jeffers longlisted twice for Greenaway. Click here
From the Guardian:
When is YA going to shape up to body diversity? Click here
From the Bangor Daily News:
Posters featuring Ashley Bryan's artwork to be installed in NYC subway cars and stations. Click here
From the New York Times:
What is Paul Rudnick Doing Writing Young Adult Fiction? Click here
From the Millions:
The Anxiety of Influence: Children's Books and Their Grown-Up Counterparts. Click here
From Parade:
20 YA Authors Share Their 2016 Must-Reads. Click here
From Bustle:
How Judy Blume Inspired My Own Writing, by Sara Shepard. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Cassandra Clare's lawyer hits back at copyright claims. Click here
Georgia children's book store Little Shop of Stories is planning to expand into the space next door. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Here’s What You Should Know About Kate DiCamillo's New Novel. Click here
From Mashable:
Operation Smile and Random House have launched SmileKind, a social campaign inspired by Wonder. Click here
From the Chicago Tribune:
Slavery in children's books: What works? Click here
From WBUR:
Modernist Cute: Mary Blair's Art for Dumbo, Golden Books, and It’s a Small World. Click here
From Brightly:
Advice from a Kid Author: How Grown-Ups Can Get Kids Writing. Click here
From Bustle:
Why Those Choose Your Own Adventure Books Defined My Childhood. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Mind-Opening TED Talks by Kid Lit Authors. Click here
From Book Riot:
The 17 Most Random Celebrity Children's Books, Ranked. Click here

No comments: