Summer Reading ending and Back to School planning!
It’s that time again! We’re winding down summer reading and gearing up for back to school time. I wanted to give you lots of updates, ideas and of course — all free! Enjoy!
All Things Comics
These were the buzziest panels at ComicCon At Home.
Michael B. Jordan is bringing Black Superman Val-Zod to HBO Max. (If anyone’s keeping track, this is separate from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ and JJ Abrams’ plans to bring a Black Superman to the big screen.)
Michaela Cole has joined the cast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Leslie Grace is going to be the new Barbara Gordon in the upcoming Batgirl movie.
Plans are in the works to turn The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina into new comics.
The greatest seinen manga of the decade, according to Goodreads.
This Barbie comic is really, really weird.
Because You are You!
Great library displays and how effective they are.
Little Free Diverse Libraries: what they are and how you can help.
How reading Lord of the Rings helped this reader cope with their OCD.
Whether you want to start your own small business, or make a little extra income on the side, here are some tips on how to sell books on Etsy.
|#TheNewLatinoBoom: The Rise of Literature Published in Spanish in the U.S.On the rise of the New Latino Boom, a growing trend of literature published in Spanish in the U.S. in the 21st century.|
The Best Homemade Playdough
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Read-alikes: The 2021 Printz Winners
By Ronny Khuri
For readers who can’t get enough of the 2021 Michael L. Printz winner and honorees, these read-alikes feature titles with similar themes, characters, or narrative styles. read more→
Here’s the latest trailer for Dune.
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38 Silly Summer Jokes for Kids
Stacey Abrams is publishing her first children’s book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, which will be out in late December.
Creating a Graphic Nonfiction Collection for Kids
By Alec Chunn
6th Grade Author Helps Launch Pop-Up Library in Charlotte
Jade Watkins, the 11-year-old author of the book I AM ME, is helping to launch two pop-up library locations in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Thumbs Up Reading library initiative was established in memory of life-long Charlotte resident Clyde Albert Phifer, who was an avid reader. The initiative hopes to recognize the power of diversity in children’s literature and aims to give children and young adults access to over 1,000 books, specifically those living in historically Black and brown communities. The installation of the first Thumbs Up Reading’s pop-up library is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Steele Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, 1500 Shopton Road, Charlotte.
A new Little Free Library program will bring thousands of diverse books to Detroit neighborhoods.
|NASA GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge|
Until August 25
NASA scientists need your photos of mosquito larvae and land cover to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Help them by submitting photos during this special challenge!Help NASA today!
|Help Create an Inventory of Safe Drinking Water|
August 4 & August 15
Live in the United States? Join two live, online events for an introduction to citizen science, to learn about water infrastructure in your community and to participate in the Crowd the Tap project live in partnership with SciStarter and the Kenosha Public Library.Take a first step for safe drinking water!
|Explore other citizen science projects with our Project Finder!||New blogs:As Ghost Forests Spread, Researchers Ask for Help Keeping Track via the SciStarter Blog|
Lessons From Citizen Science During the Pandemicvia the SciStarter Blog
The Los Angeles Public Library: Make Every Walk a Nature Walk via the SciStarter Blog
And this is funny:
Everything is funnier with cats.