Link Round-up

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Once in a while we want to share some of our favorite recent articles on children’s literature, parenting, education, and libraries.  Hope you enjoy!

For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone: NPR spoke with a pediatrician who specializes in childhood development, Dr. Jenny Radesky, who has completed an informal study on the effects of parental smart phone use on their children’s behavior.  An interesting read, and a subject that we’re sure to see more about in the coming years!index (1)

Extended Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars: We are fangirl hyperventilating over here.  What say you?  Does it look good?  Have you read the book yet?  If not, get on the holds list now (the audio book is great, too!)

6a00d8358081ff69e201a5118e90a8970c-800wiDIY Felt Garden Box: Isn’t this adorable?  I think we’ll HAVE to make one for Wee Wigglers, right?

 Do Touch Screen Devices Have an Adverse Effect on Cognitive Development in Toddlers? Robert Glatter, M.D. discusses new research looking at the  effect of touchscreen devices and toddler development.

Human chain between libraries: There’s a new town library in Stanton, Iowa and there was only one way to move the 4,000 books: A human chain.

Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? This is the article the started the “We Need Diverse Books” Movement!  A really powerful piece from one of the most prolific and important children’s book authors in the 21st century.

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