Kimberly Curtis

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The 10 most shocking books for children

Following the Carnegie Medal award to Kevin Brooks for the deeply disturbing The Bunker Diary, here are 10 children’s books that definitely don’t have happy endings<p>1. <b>A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines</b> (1968)<p>The social realism in this novel is so raw it leaves scars. The knave of the title is …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

<b>1)</b> <b>We hate quiet.</b><p>Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone …

Librarians Sharing New Ideas across Globe – Not So Distant Future

(Note: This is cross posted on the White House.gov website in honor of Champions of Change.)<p>Providing our students opportunities to be prepared for …

5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Libraries are growing digital hubs, offering varied services<p>Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important …