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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 22

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

Book Lists

A Tuesday Ten: #kidlit Fantasy stories launched by a birthday | Views From the Tesseract

A list that @charlotteslib will like | Top Ten Fantasy Books for Boys with Starring Girls from alibrarymama #kidlit

Stacked: 2014 Contemporary YA Books to Get On Your Radar @catagator #yalit

12 Great New Picture Books recommended by @TrevorHCairney #kidlit

Top 10 Chanukah Books by @raisealithuman @NerdyBookClub #booklist

Lots of parents will like this book list: Chapter Books for Kids with Old-Fashioned Flair - from @momandkiddo

Stacked: Contemporary YA Books Featuring Family Stories @catagator #yalit

25 Empowering Books for Little Black Girls from @ForHarriet via @CBCBook

Book-Related Gift Guides

For your holiday #kidlit shopping pleasure: Book and Toy Gift Sets selected by @momandkiddo

Gifts to help develop love of literacy | 2013 #Literacy Gift Guide from @growingbbb

Blogging and Reviewing

The Blogging Blahs have hit @tashrow at her Sites and Soundbytes blog. Giving self permission NOT to do things is ok

KidlitCon2013Thoughts on reviewing Changes + Gender Issues in light of #KidLitCon13, from @Book_Nut (age ranges, labels)

Are your Books (that you read or recommend) Mirrors or Windows? {On Reading} — @5M4B #KidLitCon13

Book Awards

Congratulations to Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the @nationalbook Award for #kidlit for The Thing About Luck

Winter 2013-2014 Kids’ Indie Next List Top Ten via @tashrow + w/ congratulations to @LaurelSnyder #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

How and why you should give your child plenty of choice when it comes to reading | @ReadingWithBean

A Case for Letting Kids Read Books on Digital Devices | @LevarBurton @BigKidStir via @tashrow #literacy

5 tips to make sure you don't kill your child's love of reading @zoobeanforkids @HuffPostBooks  via @PWKidsBookshelf

Hunger Games Movie

Suzanne Collins interviewed at Time Magazine. Quotes from part 1 + 2 @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

I still think this is a bad idea | That 'Hunger Games' Theme Park? Here Are 5 Attractions We Want to See says @Time

RT @tashrow: Hunger Games Catches Fire Online


#Kidlit bloggers, it's that time again. Submit your posts for the November Carnival of Children’s Literature @asuen1

Link Du Jour: Nonfiction Monday is a-Changin’ — @100scopenotes #NonFiction

KidLitConSarahCynthiaScroll down to see some #KidLitCon13 links and photos in this post from our keynote speaker @CynLeitichSmith

(Photo shows Sarah Stevenson, Cynthia, and me.)

Don't miss the #KidLitCon13 Austin Round-Up at Kidlitosphere Central (created by @MotherReader )

Diversity, Authenticity, and Kindred Spirits: Thoughts from #Kidlitcon13 from @SheilaRuth

ChildrensStoryOn Reading and Writing

December is Read a New Book Month reports @readingtub Keep reading during this busy time, and try to stretch yourself

Why I’m an unapologetic book-quitter by Leah McLaren @GlobeAndMail resonated with me | via @tashrow

I could relate to: Friday Confession:I Love Book People from @NoVALibraryMom

Guest Post by @JennWalkup @yahighway: Keeping it Real - Female Protagonists in YA Lit via @CynLeitichSmith

Picture Book Month

PictureBookMonthThird Annual Picture Book Month Is in Full Swing |reports @roccoa @sljournal #kidlit

Getting the Most Out of Picture Books, a helpful guide from @RIFWEB via @BookChook #PictureBookMonth

Why Picture Books Are Important @inkyelbows for #PictureBookMonth via @BookChook

Are you following the @SproutsBkshelf 30 Days of Picture Books posts? Charley's First Night by Amy Hest looks lovely

Programs and Research

This is nice to see: A list of Charities That Give Books to Children and Promote #Literacy from @momandkiddo

GivingKidsThis is neat. New website that helps kids find opportunities to help others (projects/donations/etc) @GivingKIDS

Nice! London benches to celebrate books + promote reading reports @TheBookseller via @PWKidsBookshelf

More gadgets, more reading: Survey suggests e-reader and tablet owners read more books @gigaom via @cmirabile

Publishers, Authors, and Booksellers

Lee & Low Acquires Shen’s Books, reports @fuseeight #kidlit @leeandlow

Amazon rolls out Kindle MatchBook: About 75k print books bundled with discounted ebooks @gigaom via @cmirabile

A Female Author Talks About Sexism and Self-Promotion by @sarahreesbrenna in @thetoast via @CBCBook

A Second Female Author Talks About Sexism and Self-Promotion by @malindalo in @thetoast via @CBCBook

Park18n-1-webRest in peace, Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author (wretched cancer) [Image from Random House]

In Support, Forever, of Junie B. Jones by @MotherReader #kidlit Barbara Park

Schools and Libraries

Neat! Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library–Inspiration for Service to Tweens | Sites and Soundbytes @tashrow

Five ideas for librarians to nurture creativity at work, adapted from @Zen_Habits by @tashrow at Sites + Soundbytes

Fun post at @KirbyLarson blog about student/parent/teacher book clubs run by @muellerholly #literacy

Cut to the Core: Has the Common Core Rollout Gone Awry? asks @PublishersWkly #education

Inspiring post @KirbyLarson blog by @kelvorhis about spreading the love of books to colleagues + parents at school

Inspiration. Applying "First, do no harm…" in all areas of life, not just medicine, by teacher @katsok

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