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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 25

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

Book Lists

A Tuesday Ten: Ghostly Encounters in #kidlit | Views From the Tesseract

Book list: So You Want to Read Middle Grade: Catherine Gilbert Murdock @greenbeanblog #kidlit

15 Multicultural Books for Babies and Toddlers, recommended by @momandkiddo #kidlit #diversity

At Stacked: October Debut #YAlit Novels @catagator

New Books that should make young readers (6-12) laugh, recommended by @TrevorHCairney #kidlit

Top Twelve Picture Book Read-Alouds for Halloween from @aliposner #kidlit

Top Ten Middle Grade Books About Mice by @muellerholly @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Book Awards

The 2014 World Book Day titles have been announced, reports @bkshelvesofdoom | Code Name Verity is there

The UK's Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Awarded to @rebstead for Liar & Spy, reports @tashrow #kidlit

The 2013 Red House Children's Book Award shortlists... via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

Common Core

Common Core IRL: Spooky, creepy stories to grab you (ages 10 - 14) from @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit

CommoncoreExcellent points: How mysteries are a great fit for the Common Core, by @kkittscher

How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards | @adlit #literacy #parenting

Growing Bookworms

Books for Kids that get them excited about learning new vocabulary, suggested by @growingbbb #kidlit

Looking for books for your new independent reader: Bring on a Series! says @ReadingWithBean #literacy

How cool! A theme park totally dedicated to children’s literature: Bookworm Gardens @bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf

Interesting approach: Selling Reluctant Readers: 10 Marketing Tactics To Amp Up Fun - @ShapingYouth #literacy

A Thrilling Literary Mission: James Patterson on Getting Kids to Read via @scholastic


KidlitCon2013#KidLitCon Austin: Don't Miss Out!, urges @MotherReader | "It's worth traveling for"

Talking about #MGLit and blogging at #KidLitCon! | @BooksYALove

The schedule for #KidLitCon has now been published, and the deadline to register is Nov. 1st. Don't miss it!

New post on the #Cybils blog: Register Now for #KIDLITCON!

#KidLitCon 7 - Registration Closing Soon! Go because "hanging out with blogging pals is the best" says @gregpincus

Why Leila from @bkshelvesofdoom is gearing up for #KidLitCon 2013, and you should too. #kidlit

Talking about Middle Grade blogging (in general and at #Kidlitcon), @charlotteslib @Book_Nut @BooksYALove

Some of the attendees signed up for #KidLitCon in Austin are listed here: | The deadline for registration is 10/24.

RT @cybils: Happy Birthday, Sheila!: It's @SheilaRuth birthday today, so leave your well wishes in the comments. .

On Reading and Writing

Interesting piece @pbs on how the Little House books promoted libertarian values via @PWKidsBookshelf

"To shove aside an entire category of literature because it features teen protagonists is lazy + pathetic" GeekEmpire

Interesting, if not upbeat: Report On The Panel On The Status Of Women In Children's Publishing from @gail_gauthier

Discussion on where horror falls as a genre (vs. speculative fiction, fantasy, realistic) at Views From the Tesseract

Food for thought from @haleshannon Hone your internal reader, not your internal literary critic

20 Classic #Kidlit / #YAlit Literature Heroines, Ranked – @Flavorwire via @pwkidsbookshelf


Really excellent article: Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible—It’s Essential – @TabletMag via @medinger

Fun post on the classic childhood activity of Rolling Down the Hill from @momandkiddo

Programs and Research

PulseMessagesOct-24On Facebook: Experts agree that reading aloud is "the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning." So true! Read Aloud!

Read Every Day: A simple + effective prescription from a doctor + @reachoutandread director via @librareanne

Well, yeah. "Reading gives kids an edge, study says", reports @TheAge via @tashrow #literacy

Field Trips to Art Museums Improve Critical Thinking, Promote Empathy + Increase Tolerance @EducationNext via @adlit

Redlabl-logoHave you seen the ilustrator-created art for the @scholastic Read Every Day Lead a Better Life campaign? Gorgeous.

Schools and Libraries

Good for them, I say: Kid Lit Authors Ask White House to Ease Standardized Testing Mandates | @sljournal

KozsolQuoteShared on Facebook, the quote to the left from The Read-Aloud Handbook

On connecting students with books, by teacher @kacwrites @KirbyLarson 's blog #literacy

"There’s no reason to stop modeling lifelong reading when students enter high school" @thereadingzone @KirbyLarson

A teacher's experience on Reaching the Reluctant Reader by Laura Farmer | @NerdyBookClub

I think so! Should more YA fiction be read in schools? asks @GuardianBooks via @pwkidsbookshelf

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