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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 18

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Note that I'm not including various links to suggested Cybils nominations, since the public nominating period for the Cybils ended October 15th.

Book Lists and Awards

New Beyond the Bestsellers series @bookriot from @catagator | Post 1: So You've Read DIVERGENT http://ow.ly/pOkbK #yalit

And now, the 2013 National Book Award SHORTlists..., reported by @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/pUOmj #yalit

A Tuesday Ten: Post Apocalyptic Middle Grade Science Fiction | Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/pT7CC #kidlit

Tricks and Treats - 3 Halloween Books Full of Spooky Fun! from @SproutsBkshelf http://ow.ly/pQTwC #kidlit

Latest So You Want to Read Middle Grade installment from Mike Jung @greenbeanblog http://ow.ly/pQSpe #kidlit

8 Books for 8 Year Old Boys (and Girls), favorites of @momandkiddo 's son http://ow.ly/pO9r0 #kidlit


Cybils2013SmallRegular #Cybils Nominations are now closed, but we are accepting publisher + author submissions thru 10/25: http://ow.ly/pT5fw #kidlit

#Cybils nominations close tonight, and a shout-out for Armchair Cybils 2013 from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/pR5uh #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Reading out loud to kids is "the single most important thing that anybody can do with a child" http://ow.ly/pOjhT LubbockOL via @tashrow

Helping Young Children Love Chapter Books: Read Aloud Tips from Amy at Sunlit Pages, a guest post @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/pUUHK

Leveled Early Readers: Valuable Tool or Marketing Ploy? asks @delightchildbks http://ow.ly/pSVDK #literacy #kidlit

UK Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman: 'Children should be encouraged to read ebooks' @TelegraphNews http://ow.ly/pOj0a via @tashrow

Specialists agree reading to children is necessary for development @TimesDaily http://ow.ly/pOiHD via @tashrow #GrowingBookworms


Re-Sendakify Sendak Project: The Results (fun stuff!) — @fuseeight @TheNiblings4 http://ow.ly/pQSWl #kidlit

At Finding Wonderland: #KIDLITCON: Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Or, the name of your blog) http://ow.ly/pT4k2

KidlitCon2013RT @JenBigheart: TEXAS: KidLitCon is heading our way next month! https://www.facebook.com/LiteraryLonestars?ref=hl …

Additional details about the KidLitosphere Conference, including precon event on 11/8, now up: http://ow.ly/pOK2t #kidlitcon

Just announced. Friday evening social event during #kidlitcon, Nov. 8th, at 5 pm at El Mercado, Austin. Details here: http://ow.ly/pTc4J

On Reading and Writing

ReadItForwardOn Facebook I shared the image to the left, via Read It Forward. I am happy to be in the 5%. 

The first online issue of Middle Shelf: Cool Reads for Kids Fall 2013 by @shelfmagazine is now available http://ow.ly/pOJ0w #kidlit

RT @tashrow More gadgets, more reading: Survey suggests e-reader and tablet owners read more books – http://buff.ly/15RTgtY #ebooks

I quite like this @HealthyLiving post on 7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books http://ow.ly/pO8gT

Oyster’s “All You Can Read” ebook Service Now Available For iPad & Invite No Longer Required to Register | @sljournal http://ow.ly/pVmDR 

Programs and Research

FirstBook.jpgRT @FirstBook: Want quality books for your kids, but have no budget? You can now start your own Virtual Book Drive! http://bit.ly/19M2KV9 

Must read post from @GatheringBooks | Does the Accelerated Reader Program help develop Lifelong Readers? | http://ow.ly/pO73Q

Oh to be an avid 5th grade reader in Donalyn Miller's Review Club @NerdyBookClub @donalynbooks http://ow.ly/pT6Cs

Brought by Bagels. . .Bound by Books, a simple book club idea that works, from @PaulWHankins @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/pOa61

UK National @LiteracyTrust partners with @McDonalds to provide "reading tips" | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/pT0v6 via @playbythebook

McBooks Make Happy Meals Happier! — Annoyed Librarian @LibraryJournal is NOT a fan http://ow.ly/pQQJl #literacy

Schools and Libraries

RT @ReadingRockets: Diagrams, maps, tables & timelines: helping kids learn from graphics http://ow.ly/pUNZi  #elemchat #STEM

Stacked: Observations Upon Weeding: What My Teens Aren't Reading from @catagator http://ow.ly/pUWpx #yalit

Stacked: Baby Got Backlist and Don't Ever Forget It, on reader's advisory including older titles by @catagator http://ow.ly/pQTqs

True! Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming by @neilhimself | @guardianbooks http://ow.ly/pR0KP via @PragmaticMom

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