Best of the Web 04/10/17

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


Bradley Babendir reviews Grub instructor Annie Hartnett's debut novel, Rabbit Cake.  

"On Grieving and What Comes Next"


More and more schools don’t have the resources to pay for a full time-librarian, but one educator is determined to share his love of literature with as many kids as possible as he crosses the US.

"Traveling Librarian Spreads Enthusiasm for Reading"


German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch, whose books tackle tough subjects including death, won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. 

"World's Biggest Prize for Children's Books Goes to 'Caring Visionary'"


The boom in audiobooks not only helps US publishers keep losses down as ebook sales from big companies continue to slump, but also drives productivity in individuals. 

"America's Unhealthy Obsession with Productivity is Driving its Biggest New Reading Trend"


To celebrate National Poetry Month, take a look at this compilation of poets and poems. 

"The Best for National Poetry Month

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