I’m skipping the preamble this month and getting right to it: check out these cool (and thought-provoking) things:
Deb Reese has this important post about what Meg Rosoff said this week about diverse books. She also includes links to responses by others. Here’s also a post by the original blogger, Edi Campbell, to whom Rosoff said these things, in her own words. READ THIS.
Related, Roxanne Feldman took a look at her own progression in judging “diversity books.” Lots of food for thought here.
Marge also posted an homage to small libraries and the people that work in them as well as the recent ARSL conference.
One of my most favorite librarians in the entire world (and monthly lunch date – lucky me!) Mel posted this extremely useful roundup of research around Print Awareness and how we can be mindful of encouraging it in storytime.
Miss Meg made the CUTEST. FELT. VEGGIES. EVER. Like, EVER. I am totally stealing her designs and making my own. The song is awesome too.
Miss Meg, and our own Joint Chief Holly, also started Maker Monday. If you’re interested in all-things-maker-related (for kids of all ages), head on over and check it out!
Betsy Bird (Fuse #8) has started writing about finding children’s literature in unexpected places. This is so fun and now I want to read all these books! Where have you found references to children’s lit?
Are you being a media mentor to your families? Perhaps you can recommend some of these autumn-appropriate apps and websites. Maybe at your leaf-rubbing program? While singing one of Jbrary’s favorite fall songs?