From School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Kids’ Books and The Hunger Games to the latest on ebooks—they giveth Harry Potter and they taketh away—a lot went on this week. Here’s a taste of the feedback we saw on SLJ.com, The Digital Shift, Twitter, and Facebook.
Lauren Barack’s personal essay “Why I’m Taking My Fourth Grader to See The Hunger Games” drew plenty of opinion and some parental advice:
Reactions to the film buzzed on Twitter. Among our favorites:
— Danielle Dungey (@veganlibrarian) March 24, 2012
A Facebook fan shared an event they held to celebrate Hunger Games. Thoughtful and fun ideas:
Meanwhile, fans braved the rollercoaster of emotion that is BoB. And they reacted via Twitter:
Never thought I would say this… but Monday morning can’t come fast enough. Why? Bc @SLJsBoB will be back!
— Katie DeKoster (@YABookLove) March 19, 2012
— Jill (@jwehrheim) March 21, 2012
I am up. I have already made lemon-raspberry bread and read the latest #sljbob12 battle. Ridiculously perky. Should crash by 10 am.
— E. Lockhart (@elockhart) March 20, 2012
Few words were used in response to OverDrive’s suspension of Harry Potter ebooks to libraries. Still, they speak volumes about where we stand. “Erg,” indeed.