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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 27

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

Banned Books Week

Love.Life.Read.: Let's Talk About It...A Topic Near and Dear to My Heart... #BannedBooksWeek by @scharle4

Thoughts on Banned Books at Stacked and @bookriot from @catagator #BannedBooksWeek

Most-Challenged Books of 2012 (Topped by Captain Underpants series) |@tashrow for #BannedBooksWeek

Book Lists

Stacked: Books with Strong or Unique Worldbuilding, selected by Kimberly #yalit

Children's Books With Single Parents, selected by @PragmaticMom #kidlit

Chapter Book Mystery Series recommended by @CoffeeandCrayon #kidlit

So You Want to Read Middle Grade: some popular middle grade recs from Jonathan Hunt @greenbeanblog #kidlit

50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Emily Temple @Flavorwire #kidlit

Great Easy Reader Books for Kids, recommended by @momandkiddo #kidlit

RT @tashrow Top 10 Children’s Picture Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: #Poetry: The Small but Mighty Genre, by @JoneMac53 @Cybils

On the #Cybils blog: Nonfiction Elementary/Middle Grade-- Category Description from Jennifer Wharton #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Graphic Novels- Category Description  @lizjonesbooks #kidlit

Meet the #Cybils Easy Reader/Early Chapter Panelists • Family Bookshelf @readingtub

RT @LauraPSalas: Have you chosen your favorite nonfiction books of the past year? #Cybils nominations open soon! #kidlit

At Wands and Worlds: #Cybils Awards 2013: Details on the Speculative Fiction Category from @SheilaRuth

Growing Bookworms

Very nice. @anneursu on what books mean to her son ("Books are a pocket he tucks himself into") @NerdyBookClub

Details idea for sharing a specific #picturebook | Read Aloud TATTLER #2 (Enemy Pie) | @aliposner

Censorship in the Home: Yay or Nay? asks @NoVALibraryMom #kidlit

Reading to children gets better and better as they get older | Tim Lott @guardianbooks via @librareanne #literacy


Register now for KidLitCon 2013 in Austin this November, urges @charlotteslib, "#KidLitCons are a wonderful thing."

The Case for #KidLitCon (vs other conventions) by @MotherReader "I hug the real people that Ive known online forever"

Press Release Fun: #KidLitCon 2013 is Nigh!! — @fuseeight

The call for papers for #kidlitcon is up! Don't miss it. #kidlit


Some truth to this: Schools Are Good for Showing Off, Not for Learning | Peter Gray in Psychology Today

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Networks nurture good ideas | Wired Mag via @catagator

On Reading and Writing

RT @heisereads: Fab post from @ProfessorNana on why books on tough topics are so important for kids to to read.

Must read post by Gary Soto in @HuffPostBooks | Why I've Stopped Writing Children's Literature via @medinger

Why science fiction isn't just for geeky boys | Jennifer Ridyard @guardianbooks via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

Interesting musings and data from @charlotteslib on MG SFF blogging and gender imbalance #kidlit

Interesting thoughts on Middle Grade Bloggers as Fans, Gatekeepers, Partners of the Industry from @charlotteslib

Thoughts on Book Endings by @mstiefvater @NerdyBookClub | It is devastating to reach the end of a well-loved book.

RT @tashrow A Reading App Raises a Question: What Does It Mean to Own a Book? : The New Yorker #ebooks


Lovely. A #kidlit-quote filled letter: To My Dearest Little Women- A Letter to My Daughters from @BooksBabiesBows

Food for thought. @StaceyLoscalzo on The Need for Margin (space in our kids' lives)

Great stuff! Why does dining table conversation matter & what does it teach? asks @TrevorHCairney

Programs and Research

My goodness. Very cool! @Scholastic Donates One Million Books to @ReachOutAndRead reports @sljournal

Read for the Record with Loren Long and ‘Otis’ is coming October 3, reports @sljournal @jumpstartkids

Neat! @FirstBook Pledges $9 Million by 2016 to Expand Distribution Internationally | @sljournal

News: Congratulations to @ReachOutAndRead for receiving the Rubenstein Prize for their #literacy work!

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