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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 24

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

Book Lists and Awards

Stacked: A Couple of #YAlit Mini-Trends: Downton Abbey Clones + The Wizard of Oz reimagined

Mock Newbery, Caldecott + Printz Lists – The Ultimate Round-Up — @fuseeight #kidlit

25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read – @Flavorwire via @PWKidsBookshelf

RT @pragmaticmom: 10 Perfect Read Aloud Books for 3rd Grade #3rdGrade #KBN @ColbySharp #KidLit

CCBlogC: The 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award Goes to Lemony Snicket #kidlit

The Fairytales and Folktales of 2013: An Accounting — @fuseeight #kidlit

Great book ideas | Emily’s Library ( @PhilNel 's 3/yo niece) Part 7: 31 Good Books for Small Humans #kidlit

Congratulations to @LaurelSnyder + other winners of 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards @JewishLibraries

10 (Really Good) Books That Didn't Make Our #Cybils Shortlist from @Book_Nut #kidlit #sff

Always a worthy goal | Titles That Have Legs by @katsok + @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

The 2014 Edgar Award Nominees (best mysteries by category, inc. #kidlit and #yalit ) via @bkshelvesofdoom


Mitali Perkins’ Students Debate Whether or Not Faces Belong on Book Covers | @CBCBook @MitaliPerkins

2014 Releases: LGBTQ Young Adult Literature | @molly_wetta at wrapped up in books #yalit

A Tuesday Ten: African American Characters in Fantasy and SF | Views From the Tesseract #kidlit

MCBookDay-21-300x234Multicultural Children’s Book Day is Coming Jan 27th! – by @PragmaticMom @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Can you make kids love books? asks @salon via @PWKidsBookshelf

RT @katsok: THIS is why reading aloud to children (yours & your students) is magical & important. … Thanks for sharing, @colbysharp

Lovely! On reading picture books to my 10/yo son - a sentimental post about why it's been a nice thing @charlotteslib

Fancy Nancy-like Books "For Boys" (and girls) from @abbylibrarian #vocabulary and love of words

Seven Things You Should Be Doing as You’re Reading to Your Child - I Can Teach My Child! via @tashrow #literacy


Introducing the First Ever, Absolutely Fantastic, SLJ Pre-Game and Post-Game Show!!! — @fuseeight #kidlit

Regarding Independent Booksellers, @gail_gauthier asks: Why Can't I Shop In Both Places?

First installment of a very cool new #YAlit Roundup @tordotcom (via Tanita Davis)

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

RT @RIFWEB: Well said @CharlesMBlow! THANK YOU for sharing your story about the power of books and reading. #bookpeopleunite

KidlitCon2013Tip for authors from #KidLitCon | How Do You Know Which Blogs To Tell About Your Book? @leewind @scbwi @MotherReader

Very nice! Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by @BethShaum @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Fascinating Numbers About Children's Book Sales + a decline in teens reading for fun @leewind @scbwi via @FuseEight


Why Is Narcissism Increasing Among Young Americans? asks Peter Gray in Psychology Today

Picture book suggestions for Beating the Monsters from @ReadingWithBean #kidlit

Programs and Research

Sigh! RT @FirstBook: 61% of low-income families have no age appropriate books at home. @cliforg

eReading Is Rising, But It’s Not Replacing Print: Pew Research @GalleyCat #literacy via @tashrow

Schools and Libraries

What is the Best Starting Age for Schooling, some guidelines from @TrevorHCairney #parenting

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman @HuffingtonPost via Wendie Old

Library Programming for Preschoolers: Take a Tip from Preschool Centers | @hiMissJulie #libraries

It DOES Make a Difference. @lochwouters seconds @hiMissJulie on boosting your youth librarian colleagues

Social Media and Devices

True! Why patting the bunny is better than swiping the screen @OnParenting via @PWKidsBookshelf

Words of reason from @katsok about Social Media and Our Students (applies to our kids, too)

Everything I Need to Know About Twitter I Learned in Kindergarten by @StaceyLoscalzo

The Book Chook: 2013 iPad App Reviews at @bookchook #literacy #kidlit

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