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This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my TwitterPinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

CHILDREN’S LIT

The 9 Most Mischievous Literary Pranksters, Ranked| BookBub |   

10 diary books | Children’s books  

Are We Rushing Kids Out of Picture Books? | ShelfTalker  

Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You| Zola Books |  

Does Winnie-the-Pooh hinder a child’s ability to learn science? | Toronto Star   

Hear what ‘wordless author’ David Wiesner has to say about books  

How Jean Craighead George’s ‘Ice Whale’ Got Finished Thanks to Her Surviving Children | SLJ  

Marilyn Nelson: ‘Many performance poets seem to believe that yelling a poem makes it comprehensible’ – GalleyCat 

Top 10 Mothers – and mother figures – in children’s books | Children’s books  

EBOOKS

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Kindle | The Daily Dot  

LIBRARIES

Amazing Reading Nooks: Create Cozy, Inventive Reading Havens in Your Library | School Library Journal  

Libraries are branching out into digital – Fortune Tech  

TEEN READS

11 Things You Learn When Your Book Is Turned Into A TV Show| Kass Morgan |  

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson | BOOK RIOT  

‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Should Be Banned: Kamloops Dad  

See the cover of Scott Westerfeld’s new novel ‘Afterworlds’ | Shelf Life  

The well-read teenager: brilliant classics for young adult readers | Children’s books  

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This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

February 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

-Madeleine L'Engle

CHILDREN’S LIT

6 Life Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder| Bich Minh Nguyen | http://buff.ly/1eELQfM #kidlit

Anne Ursu on ‘The Real Boy’ and writing for kids | MinnPost http://buff.ly/1cprRgR #kidlit

Children reading books to cats | Metro News http://buff.ly/1dCVMBS #reading

Downtown Books: Five great children’s books about Harriet Tubman http://buff.ly/1dCWrTP #kidlit

Glenn Close, Sophie Nelisse, Octavia Spencer Join ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’ | Variety http://buff.ly/1dvLLGm #kidlit

Happy birthday, Charles Darwin! – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1cxj0tu #kidlit

J.K. Rowling Did Make a Mistake, But It Wasn’t the Ron-Hermione Pairing | BOOK RIOT- http://buff.ly/NDvPgA #kidlit

Pictures Of Babies As Book Characters Are Worth WAY More Than A Thousand Words http://buff.ly/1g1SLiB #kidlit

Zita the Spacegirl faces her toughest challenge yet: Space Prison! http://buff.ly/NyiMgd #kidlit

EBOOKS

As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses? http://buff.ly/Nyj9Yk #publishing

My favorite winter activity is going back inside and reading a book in my pajamas (and spring, summer and autumn...)

LIBRARIES

12 Jobs on the Brink: Will They Evolve or Go Extinct? http://buff.ly/1eEFMDP See a smart take on libraries! #libraries

Best College Libraries: 12 of America’s Most Magical http://buff.ly/1lM9Kv4 #libraries

Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS). http://buff.ly/1orF417 #libraries

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TEEN READS

Beth Revis: Why is Diversity Important? http://buff.ly/1gpI7T8 #yalit

The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2014 http://buff.ly/1orFSD2 #kidlit #yalit

Pete Hautman on the Book that Will Save Us (Writing for the Long Haul series)/ Desert Dispatches http://buff.ly/NyirKB #writing #yalit

YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins! | The Hub http://buff.ly/1dvLX8x #yalit

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

January 30, 2014 2 comments

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I’m celebrating my 11th year of blogging here at Sites & Soundbytes.  While the pace of posting has slowed a bit in the last couple of years, I still love sharing new online services and library leadership ideas here with you.

Thank you for reading whether you have been here for years along with me or are a brand new reader.  Thank you for coming up at conferences and mentioning my blog too.  It all means so much to me.

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This Week’s Tweets and Pins

May 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Two weeks worth this time!

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts these last two weeks that you might find interesting:

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

1st Welsh publisher dedicated to children’s books to help tackle literacy and tell great stories – Wales Online http://buff.ly/1730o64

BBC News – Authors back ‘malnutrition hits literacy’ study http://buff.ly/153zOq0

Book News: Kipling Admitted Plagiarizing ‘Promiscuously’ : The Two-Way : NPR http://buff.ly/12OL1IQ

The Book Smugglers | Progressive Publishers Doing Cool Things: Lee & Low Books (& Giveaway) http://buff.ly/112Ivfo #kidlit #publishers

Gwyneth Rees’s top 10 books about siblings | Children’s books http://buff.ly/12SuTX1 #kidlit

Hear the Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Read by Author A.A. Milne in 1929 | Open Culture http://cultr.me/17mLKHJ #kidlit

JK Rowling-Annotated Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Sells At Record Price http://buff.ly/13KYCmY #kidlit

New Great Chapter Books for Kids and Summer Reading : PragmaticMom http://buff.ly/13KZDeL #kidlit

Picture books for children still popular – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://buff.ly/1730JG3 #kidlit

Read, Write, Reflect: Reflecting on Picture Books http://buff.ly/17OtxlE #kidlit

What books for toddlers can match the allure of Peppa Pig? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1atOnng #kidlit

EBOOKS

HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give away their ebooks — paidContent http://buff.ly/159lufC #ebooks

"OverDrive’s Big Library Read Boosts Checkouts, Sales" http://buff.ly/1azgKRe #books #libraries

‘Real Books From Real Trees for Real People’: Microsoft’s Fun eBook Predictions From 1999 – The Atlantic http://buff.ly/187BMcB #ebooks

LIBRARIES

‘Artists in the Archives,’ at Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford – http://buff.ly/13HYPYj #art #libraries

BBC News – Paperless public libraries switch to digital http://buff.ly/10LSMMZ

Gun Violence, Videogames, and Libraries | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/16OIMe4 #libraries

Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters – http://buff.ly/10G19tx

Libraries as Content Creators | American Libraries Magazine http://buff.ly/1138O56 #libraries

A library revolution, started in part by Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk | TED Blog http://buff.ly/168SJDP #libraries

Miniature Libraries http://buff.ly/10M3MxQ

Suspended Boxes Transform Trees Into A Free Library – PSFK http://buff.ly/13KZBnc #libraries

PRIVACY

Unprecedented e-mail privacy bill sent to Texas governor’s desk | Ars Technica http://buff.ly/16nXVDU #privacy

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PUBLISHERS

Barefoot Books Stops Selling to Amazon http://buff.ly/10M5uvg #publishers

READING

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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day – Lifehack http://buff.ly/12s0sX4

25 Signs You’re Addicted To Books http://buff.ly/118CoKF - I won’t tell you how many I exhibit…

Is He Reading? – Digital Book Today-Digital Book Today http://buff.ly/17OtXZe #reading

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook crafts new policies to better combat hate speech – Computerworld http://buff.ly/112D4Nz

Online video will be more popular than Facebook and Twitter by 2017 — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/1ayC7BZ

Teens are tired of Facebook ‘drama,’ find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew | The Verge http://buff.ly/10LSGoK

Yahoo revamps Flickr and offers a terabyte of free storage – Computerworld http://buff.ly/12SumEm

TEEN READS

Novels for young adults are reaching more (adult) readers – http://buff.ly/17OtypO #yalit

TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox: Relational Reading Revolution: How you can change the landscape of reading http://buff.ly/1atOkYK

Top 10 young adult books for summer http://buff.ly/10QWJzZ #yalit

Top Ten YA Road Trip Novels by Ben Kuhlman | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/17P4E9z #yalit

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Celebrating on Waking Brain Cells

May 22, 2013 Leave a comment

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I’m having a little celebration over on Waking Brain Cells because I’ve reached my 5000th post there

Here on Sites, I am at the 3100 mark, so with both blogs combined, that a lot of posts! Head over to see some Wayback Machine views of how my KidsLit blog used to look.

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This Week’s Tweets and Pins

May 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts this week that you might find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2013 Middle Grade Black Boys: Seriously, People? — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production http://buff.ly/10o2W6a #kidlit

‘Irish illustrators are on fire at the moment’ – The Irish Times- http://buff.ly/19xETak #kidlit

Kate Pankhurst’s top 10 books starring young detectives | Children’s books http://buff.ly/16mCHW2 #kidlit

Molly Idle picks kid-friendly dinosaur books http://buff.ly/13vqgV8 #kidlit

The Official SCBWI Blog: Announcing The Karen and Philip Cushman Late Bloomer Award http://buff.ly/10x5aAc #kidlit

S&S Children’s to Relaunch John Christopher http://buff.ly/10vTE8c #kidlit

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift http://buff.ly/129p5rA #reading

EBOOKS

Children reading more on screen than print, NLT finds | The Bookseller http://buff.ly/19xFgl7 #ebooks

E-book sales are up 43%, but that’s still a ‘slowdown’ http://buff.ly/15MCGLM #ebooks

New Report Says Microsoft Won’t Buy Nook Media http://buff.ly/15KgIZY #ebooks

LEADERSHIP

8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss | http://buff.ly/16y0gvh

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LIBRARIES

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013 http://buff.ly/146IgVa

The Library’s Future Is Not an Open Book | By Julie V. Iovine|Public Library Renovation http://buff.ly/10x32sf #libraries

TEEN LIT

Bid to censor Anne Frank’s ‘pornographic’ diary in schools fails | Books http://buff.ly/19xFmsT #yalit

Fox rejects ‘Delirium’ pilot starring Emma Roberts | Inside TV http://buff.ly/198NPT8 #yalit

If you like books like these: historical fiction for teens | Children’s books http://buff.ly/15KCJrA #yalit

Stacked: On Cover Flipping http://buff.ly/198LbNr #yalit

YA mother-daughter reading recommendations – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/13vqf3u #yalit

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Sites & Soundbytes Is Ten!

January 30, 2013 4 comments

Sites & Soundbytes turns 10 years old today!  It started as a way to feature new links I found for my collection of links that I curated for years.  That list began as a box of cards that had information about gopher and veronica sites.  Yes, I’m that old.  Thanks.

This blog has moved with me through three jobs.  I left the collection of links behind at the first one, but kept the blog. 

Thank you for everyone who reads my posts whether you see them on the blog, Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  It’s been a pleasure to do this work for so many years and I hope you continue to find it valuable into the future.  Because I can’t stop now!

Photo from Caro’s Lines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/caroslines/3199807082/

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AFAR

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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AFAR is a social travel guide that the users build.  On first entering the site, you will be struck by the wide range of photographs, and will probably find something to click on immediately.  Click in and you will find a series of photographs that seem to capture the real feel of a place.  There is food, architecture, clubs, and places to visit, all photographed and described by a person who has traveled there.

Join the site and you can add your own experiences.  The photos are called Highlights and allow you to add a description and information to the photo.  You can gather them together into Wanderlists that can be about a place, an interest or a combination of things. 

I love that you can explore the site without being a member.  That alone makes it feel welcoming and open.  Right now the Wanderlists featured on the front page can take you through India, Johannesburg, Prague and Mexico City.  It’s a tempting site that will get your wanderlust going.

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This Week’s Tweets and Pins

January 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts this week that you might find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Art of Breaking Hearts – Books that will make your heart ache « The Ship’s (B)log http://buff.ly/V2WVjg

The Call That Changes Everything – or Not – PW speaks with previous Newbery & Caldecott winners about that famous call http://buff.ly/X8f0XT

Hold On To Your Tighty Whities, Captain Underpants Is Back! : NPR http://buff.ly/10xs3de

Michael Ian Black re-teams with artist Debbie Ohi for children’s book ‘Naked!’ — The Family Room http://buff.ly/XhMmDY

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: The ABC’s of Learning to Read Through Play – A thru M http://buff.ly/WK72mY

My top five: books to grab in an emergency! | Children’s books http://buff.ly/Xe3j25

EBOOKS

How bookshops could be happy ever after: ebooks could provide new revenue stream – The Independent http://buff.ly/UZbww1

LIBRARIES

7 Free Technologies Your Library Should be Using http://buff.ly/11qYaKX

Bexar set to turn the page on idea of books in libraries – San Antonio Express-News http://buff.ly/VYKikV

Libraries crisis set to get ‘much worse’ this year in the UK – http://buff.ly/W4DAu2

PUBLISHING

10 Ways Publishers Can Succeed and Survive | Publishing Perspectives http://buff.ly/W470sb - note the message to work with libraries!

TECHNOLOGY

The Nightmare That Keeps Microsoft Awake… Android On The Desktop – Forbes http://buff.ly/11rhCHa

TEEN READS

Here They Are — The Best Comic Books of 2013! | Underwire http://buff.ly/10zdqpS

A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A. – Entertainment-The Atlantic Wire http://buff.ly/VU3a4j

New Series from Author of THE MAZE RUNNER » EarlyWord http://buff.ly/10wKq1W #yalit

Top Ten Books featuring Autism Spectrum Disorders by Carrie Cox « Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/UZbvbs

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Marissa Meyer | VOYA http://buff.ly/VEGEzo #yalit

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This Week’s Tweets and Pins

November 30, 2012 2 comments

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts this week that you might find interesting:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2012 Nerdy Book Club Award Nominations by Donalyn Miller « Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/YfWfXN Nominations open until Nov. 30. #kidlit

And if you want MORE School themed books (not just pic books):http://www.playingbythebook.net/2012/08/13/im-looking-for-a-book-about-starting-school/ … #picturebookmonth

BIG news for Suzanne Collins fans! – it’s an autobiographical picture book next for her! http://buff.ly/Yu4wYs

‘Lots of Lambs,’ ‘One Spotted Giraffe,’ and More New Interactive & Pop-Up Books http://buff.ly/V8zK0F #kidlit

The rise of the ‘Wimpy Kid’ empire – Fortune Management http://buff.ly/V8KrjT

DIGITAL RIGHTS

Here’s Why Digital Rights Management Is Stupid And Anti-Consumer – The Consumerist http://buff.ly/YnTROJ

Tell your senators: ‘Don’t let ECPA threaten my electronic privacy!’ http://buff.ly/V4EFzT

E-BOOKS

Apple’s iPad Book Ban Violates The Hippie Spirit Of Steve Jobs: Author http://buff.ly/V5RMAL

OUPblog » The e-reader over your shoulder http://buff.ly/V0ggLI

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook makes it official — an external advertising network is coming soon — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/YanPpi

How To Use Google+ As Your Social Media Dashboard To Cross-Post To Facebook, Twitter & More http://buff.ly/V0sSCL

Is It Time for Content Marketers to Abandon Facebook? | Copyblogger http://buff.ly/V5Z9It

MediaPost Publications Some Sites Reserve Right To Share Personal Data – http://buff.ly/V5RPwt

The Social Media Economy Explained – By The Onion [Video]http://buff.ly/UTwDtz

Time Spent on Social Media: http://pinterest.com/pin/193021534001108847/

TEEN BOOKS

Librarian Nancy Pearl’s Picks For The Omnivorous Reader : NPR http://buff.ly/Ymr8Ka - happy to see Code Name Verity included!

Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff Talk with Roger Sutton — The Horn Book http://buff.ly/V8klxD #yalit

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