Sorry for the paltry list of links last week. I was out of town more than not and wasn't able to keep up. But I make up for it this week!
From Kate Messner - "Owning Our Words: Gatekeepers and Gender in Children's Books"
From The Washington Post - Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say
At Nerdy Book Club: The Top 10 Reasons Why I Can't Stop Reading Children's & Young Adult Literature by Emily Meixner
From Mashable via PW: 9 Children's Book Morals for Adulthood
From PW - Josie Leavitt on "To Host or Not to Host?" (... book signings when a book is published through Amazon's CreateSpace.) Be sure to read the comments too.
From The Atlantic via PW: Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important
VERY cool book trailer for THE RING & THE CROWN at YouTube
VERY cool app from the Picture Book Artists Association at iTunes (free)
From School Library Journal: SLJ's Average Book Prices in 2014 - interesting
At Flavorwire - Beautiful Vintage Photos of Bygone Bookstores
I think the Stoics were really on to something. At 99U - The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos
At Nathan Bransford's blog, an amazing article everybody should read: Steven Salmon on writing with cerebral palsy