Saturday, April 26, 2014


Boxers & Saints wins SLJ's 2014 Battle of the Kid's Books.

30 worst book covers and titles.  Some of them are seriously, seriously bad.  From Bored Panda.

Stephen Colbert rips into the Common Core.  From SLJ.

2013 most challenged books.  Captain Underpants tops the list.  Yawn.  From PW.

Idaho students get copies of novel banned from their curriculum.  From Settle Pi

L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaries, uses fan fiction to reclaim her series.  From The Wall Street Journal.

Eric Carle museum honors author of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.  From SLJ.

E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her.  From The Los Angeles Times.

Govenor Cuomo changes his mind about using Common Core test results for teacher evaluations.  From SLJ.

City schools and the Free Library of Philadelphia merge databases and get nearly 100,000 kids library cards.  Yay for doing something good for the children, Philadelphia!  From Library Journal.

Mariko Tamaki and Jilliam Tamaki on their new YA graphic novel This One Summer. From PW.

5 reasons to take your kid to the library.  From The Huffington Post.

ALA report: school libraries under fire.  From PW.

The third Divergent movie will be split into two.  Of course it will.  From EW.

On that note, hey, stop splitting YA books into multiple movies!  From Time Magazine.

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