HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.!
(And to my sissie.)
Don't forget I have lots of patriotic coloring pages at Coloring Page Tuesday!
At the Association for Library Service to Children: The acceptance speeches for the 2014 Award Acceptance Speeches
The Guardian via PW: Writing Yourself a pen name: Authors reveal the different reasons they have adopted alternative literary identities.
At FacTank via PW: 7 surprises about libraries in our surveys. For instance, "younger Americans (those ages 16-29) are just as likely to be library users as those who are older"
From The Guardian via PW: Should Children's Books Have a Happy Ending? Should fiction protect children from a messy, troubled world - or prepare them for it?
From The Boston Globe via PW: Children's Books and YA Lit Quiz - fun!
At Shelf Awareness: Obituary Note: Walter Dean Myers - we've lost a great man.
At SchoolVisitExperts.com: Do School Visits Make a Difference? (I think so!)