Friday Links List - 26 January 2018

From The Guardian: Must monsters always be male? Huge gender bias revealed in children's books: A thieving duck in Peppa Pig is one of the few female villains in the 100 most popular picture books. An Observer study shows that, from hares to bears, females are mostly sidekicks

From PW: Obituary: Julius Lester :(

Sign up for the Preschool Mindfulness Summit

At Illustration Age: 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

From SLJ: 33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

Also from SLJ: History Has Its Eyes on Her: Biographies of women are a hot trend in children's publishing

From The Sunday Herald: Pupil literacy skills improved by 'reading for pleasure' scheme

From The New York Times: RIP - Ursula K. Le Guin

From The Bookseller: Tributes Pour In for Ursula K Le Guin

From Entertainment Weekly: a collection of author reactions to losing Ursula

From NewNowNext: 9 New LGBT Children's Books Every Kid Should Read

From PW: WI13: Junot Diaz Urges Booksellers to Wlk the Talk on Diversity

January 27th is MultiCultural Children's Book Day!

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