Reading Roundup is pretty much just “interesting stuff” I came across online this weekend. I thought I’d pass on a few of my favorite articles/news/fun things. Feel free to link/share something you found interesting this weekend in the comments!
Ellie Irving’s top 10 quiet heroes and heroines
Peppered throughout children’s fiction are characters that show their strength and moral fibre in ways other than talking: a tender and loving heart, kindness, resilience, perseverance, quiet courage. The author of The Mute Button selects her silent stars, from Miss Honey to Atticus Finch to Neville Longbottom.
100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years
Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventure!
100 Great Children’s Books has been published on the occasion of The New York Public Library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The list was selected by The New York Public Library’s Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, and Elizabeth Bird, Supervising Librarian.
Latinas For Latino Lit: ‘Remarkable’ Children’s Books of 2014
It’s the holiday season and the end of the year, with its accompanying “best of” lists, including book lists. Viviana Hurtado and Monica Olivera, the creators of Latinas For Latino Lit (L4LL), have compiled the Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature of 2014, a wonderful collection of Latino-themed books, many of them written and illustrated by Hispanic authors and artists.
L4LL’s mission is to boost literacy among U.S. Latino children through initiatives such as their summer reading program while showcasing Latinos’ cultural, literary and artistic contributions.
5 Scientific Inaccuracies You Didn’t Know Were In ‘Moby-Dick’
An in-depth look into Melville’s shaky science? Might as whale.
Scrutinizing the science of Moby-Dick is definitely beside the point, especially because there’s evidence in Herman Melville’s notes that he purposely skewed facts to bolster his story. Melville even wrote a friend saying he embellished things writing, “To cook the thing up, one must needs throw in a little fancy.”
Happy Monday, everyone!