Great discussion on John Green’s blog about quantifying what teens are reading (and liking). He suggests using Goodreads as a metric. I agree that it can add to what we know, but as many people point out in the comments, there are some serious flaws with extrapolating from what you find on a site like Goodreads.
Open Wide, Look Inside links to some useful resources from the Department of Education publications site. Great for sharing with parents and teachers in your community.
February’s edition of School Library Journal has a fantastic article on self-censorship as practiced by librarians, authors, and publishers. This is a must-read. Justine Larbalestier’s thoughtful reaction to the article is here.
I can’t get enough heartwarming stories of kids who decide to help their communities by starting book donation drives. Love it. (Hat tip to The Reading Tub)
Last week I mentioned President Obama’s surprise visit to read a book at a local school. Now SLJ reports that the President has excellent taste in children’s books.
EBay as an author’s best friend? Sue Macy says so over at I.N.K.