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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 20

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

Road Trip! 10 (Classic) Audio Book Suggestions for the Whole Family | Redeemed Reader

Reviews on a Theme: Time Travel #YAlit from @lenoreva

A list of SFF #kidlit where SNOW is an important part of setting at Views From the Tesseract

Plenty of great ideas here (categorized by age + genre) | 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013 — @fuseeight #kidlit

RT @90SecondNewbery: @anitasilvey's predictions about the books from 2013 that we are unlikely to forget any time soon.

Armchair #Cybils Picture Book Round-up 2 | alibrarymama  #kidlit

Sport-themed Books Not for Sporty Kids only #Kidlit #Cybils from Jennifer @5M4B

The 2013 Nerdy Award Ballot is up @NerdyBookClub (voting open to end of day 12/21) #kidlit

New Book Read Alike Recommendations by @heisereads NerdyBookClub #kidlit #yalit

14 Children's Books about Trying New Things from @momandkiddo | Includes my fave THE PINK REFRIGERATOR #kidlit

Green Light YA Reads: A Flowchart (books ok for 11-12 year olds) | @catagator @bookriot #yalit

Book list: African-American Interest Young Readers' Titles 2013–2014 via @CBCBook #kidlit

Best Books of 2013 from @NPRBooks via @tashrow #kidlit #yalit

Stacked: Looking Ahead to Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2014: Part One  #yalit

Gender and Diversity

No Girls Allowed — @lizb on a truly dreadful revelation, how superhero cartoon execs seek to portray girls as lesser

Sigh RT @tashrow Of the 124 Authors Who Made the ‘Times’ Top 10 Bestseller Lists in 2012, Only 3 Were People of Color

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A good early #literacy activity from @NoVALibraryMom | Santa Letters

RT @FirstBook: Great articles @washingtonpost on inspiring #reluctant #readers! So many books from our dear friend @The_Pigeon!

Good tips for Encouraging Your Child to Read Over Winter Break from Raising Great Readers with Great Books #literacy

Encouraging kids with the "luxury" of extra reading time over the holidays, by @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy

Holiday Gift Guides

It's beginning to look a lot like BOOKSHELF - Great pairs of book to give kids 2013 from Paula at Pink Me

A holiday #kidlit book-giving guide with reccommendations based on emerging #literacy levels from @ReadingWithBean


Always entertaining | 2013 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea — @100scopenotes #kidlit

On Reading and Writing

Here's What Your Favorite Children's Book Series Says About You, @HuffPostBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

Lots of great titles: Children's Publishers Choose Their 2013 Favorites in @PublishersWkly #kidlit

What’s New About New Adult? by @catagator @sophiebiblio + @LizB in @HornBook #yalit

RT @BookPatrol: "the results are clear and consistent" - Readers are not nerds! Studies show adult readers "active and social"

Lumos! How Harry Potter Switched the Light On My Reading Life by @AnnieWhitlock @NerdyBookClub


Popcorn Surprise is the latest Random Act of Kindness for Kids from @CoffeeandCrayon

10 Ways to Get Your Children Writing in the Holidays from @TrevorHCairney  #literacy

Programs and Research

BookOnBedbanner180Ask Amy makes her annual pitch for the Book on Every Bed movement (with Family Reading Partnership) [Image credit to Family Reading Partnership]

U.S. Math Education Still in the Doldrums, @Freakonomics blog on PISA results and poverty not being the explanation

Heartwarming | The Wonderful Joy of Ballou HS & Their New Books! Guys Lit Wire and @chasingray #yalit

Schools and Libraries

Tweet, Tweet: Using Twitter to Promote A Culture of #Literacy by teacher @thereadingzone @NerdyBookClub

What One Resource Would You Refer to for Teaching and Learning? asks @ReadByExample | Replies here:

How to teach… reading for pleasure | @Guardian Teacher Network via @librareanne

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