Thursday, June 26, 2014

Recent Things Ally Has Been Enthusiastic About (5)

I mean, it's summer reading. So as enthusiastic as is humanly possible, amirite? Here are the things that are keeping me afloat this summer:


Obviously. It's me. Here are a few of the books that I've read recently that have just delighted me.

Wildlife by Fiona Wood
September 16, Poppy
Source: Goodreads

The Terror of the Southlands by
Caroline Carlson
September 9, HarperCollins
Source: Goodreads

Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker.
October 21, HarperTeen
Source: Goodreads

Cool Internet Stuffs

  • New Storytime Underground website! With a cool new initiative: Storytime University! Who doesn't love badges??
  • Jbrary posted new verses to the Zoom Zoom song--which was already a HUGE hit with my storytime kiddos--and they LOVE THEM. Thanks ladies!
  • Debi Ohi illustrated a beautiful quote from Ame Dyckman, and then made it into a print-ready poster: this is TOTALLY going on the side of my shelves!
  • The New York Times, pediatricians in general confirm a thing we've known for awhile.
  • My girlcrush Anne Helen Peterson is killing it on BuzzFeed. Seriously. This lady is amazing.
  • Stuff Mom Never Told You -- a funny, feminist, well-researched podcast that cites its sources. It's a librarian's dream, y'all. Be sure to check our their podcast on YA!

So. I'm in the depths of summer reading, I'm #alaleftbehind, and I'm trying to stay positive. What are y'all enthusiastic about lately?