At the Libraries: Are Maurice Sendak's Books Too Scary?

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Product placement abounds in movies and television these days. Ever wonder what it would be like in books? Here are some possible titles. Add your own in the comments!
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One artist's forte is working with cut paper, and she is often inspired by classic children's books (and who wouldn't be?). Check out her gorgeous work. (Thanks for the tip, Sara!)
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Happy Banned Books Week! But is banning books still a hot topic? The Annoyed Librarian is playing devil's advocate by declaring a new name for the week: "Librarians Trying to Make Themselves Feel Important." Yeeouch.
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Maybe we should be worried, though—check out this story from Alabama, about a prisoner denied a certain book prison officials deemed "too incendiary."
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Amazon made a lot of library employees and users happy last week when they announced library lending for the Kindle. Finally!
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The New York Times wants to know, what were your three favorite novels as a teenager? I'll go first! The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (oh yeah!), The Firm by John Grisham, and Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. I have much better taste now, thank you very much.
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Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated a new book, his first in many, many years. But why do they always have to be so scary? Do you think they are too scary for kids, or should we all just lighten up?
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Seattle's most beautiful building is a library, yes, but not the one you are thinking of! Take a look.
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If you write for a living, you have to make your last words good ones. No pressure, but here are some great examples.
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Here's a handy applet that you can use to publish a list of your favorite books. Named after a librarian—how wonderful!
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