Tuesday, August 21, 2012


24 library-centric sites.  From Mental Floss.

Random House unveils Twitter author chat series.  From PW.

Women are on the rise as top-earning authors.  From Forbes.

The recession has not been good for diversity in children's books.  From the Wisconsin State Journal.

Laura Miller argues that the reason so many more women write YA than men is because YA carries no prestige.  From Salon.

Apparently there are a number of people who still like print books, as Lauren Conrad learned when she filmed a craft video which involved cutting up books.  From The Hollywood Reporter.

A girl looking for a summary of her summer reading book (which she didn't read) gets an answer from the author.  From abc News.

Bags inspired by children's books.  From the Huffington Post.

Jacqueline Wilson on writing a sequel to E Nesbit's Five Children and It.  From The Guardian

Mo Willems tells us how to raise a reader.  I love him so.  From Scholastic.

News from Comi-Con.  From SLJ.

Librarians at Comi-Con.  From PW.

Moving right along, Chris Colfer, having written a middle grade book, will now write a YA book.  Also, it will be a movie he will star in.  From PW.

Lesser know books by authors you love.  From The Atlantic Wire.

During a time when many librarians are losing their jobs and libraries are disappearing, it's nice to read things like this: Baltimore schools receive $5 million library upgrade.  From SLJ.

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