Literary Linking: June 18 – 22

This week’s link topics include: the biggest book cover trend of the year, books for summer reading, the forgotten history of Anne of Green Gables, and more!

My favorite bookish links the week of June 18 – 22:

Inside One of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries
Holy cats — this library is visually stunning! The designer specifically said he wanted to create a library that is “no longer a dull and depressing environment.” What kind of libraries had he been going to???

Is This the Biggest Book Cover Trend of the Year?
Be warned: now you won’t stop seeing this trend!

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books for Summer Reading
Nancy Pearl is my idol. I hope to be just like her someday!

Carnegie Medal Winner Slams Children’s Book Publishers for “Accessible” Prose
Geraldine McCaughrean makes a very interesting point: by dumbing down language in children’s books, our young readers will grow up lacking the words to think for themselves.
I’m going to take it upon myself to use more complex vocab at my next storytime… The diminutive arachnid scaled the water spout 🙂

The Forgotten History of Anne of Green Gables
I would have liked to be bosom friends and drink raspberry cordial with Lucy Maud Montgomery. At least we have her books to enjoy forever and ever.

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