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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 3

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. The top two stories for me this week were the announcement of the 2013 Cybils finalists, and the announcement of the new National Ambassador of Children's Literature, Kate DiCamillo. 

Book Lists

I can't share everyone's year-end list, but Tasha's is strong | Top 25 Picture Books of 2013 from @tashrow Waking Brain Cells

Good stuff! Young Adult Sci-Fi That Will Get Readers Psyched About Science | Lydia Kang @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow

Let’s Get Metafictional (books that show the audience that they are aware of themselves as a created work) from SSHEL

Top 10 Picture Book Lists for Kids from @momandkiddo at What Do We Do All Day? #kidlit

Top Kids' Book Lists of 2013 {Chapter Books} - What Do We Do All Day? from @momandkiddo #kidlit

Books for Kids: Favorite Easy Readers from 2013 - @growingbbb #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten: Invention in Picture Books | Views From the Tesseract #kidlit

20 Of The Best Children’s Books Of 2013 @buzzfeed by @colbysharp + @donalynbooks #kidlit #yalit


Cybils2013SmallOn the #cybils blog: Author and Publisher Reactions to Being @Cybils Finalists #kidlit

On the #cybils blog: The Ones that Got Away: Favorites that Didn't Make the Shortlists #kidlit

RT @ixtumea: My Top Cybils' 2013 YA Nonfiction picks: …

Stephanie @scharle4 has rounded up all 77 #CYBILS Finalists!! Her goal is to read them all. Join her! #kidlit

GottaBook: The Cybils' Short Lists Announced (and I'm on one!) from @gregpincus #kidlit

ScholasticcdaRT @ScholasticCDA: We're thrilled to see some Scholastic books among the finalists for the 2013 @cybils awards!

Some fun #Cybils Statistics in advance of the short list announcements (tonight at midnight mountain time) #kidlit

Countdown! to the #Cybils shortlists (coming New Year's Day) from @aquafortis Finding Wonderland @Cybils


Great resource: Rounding Up The Diverse Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Books of 2013 @charlotteslib #kidlit

Just in from @FuseEight - #kidlit for 2014 featuring Kids of Color: Things Are Looking Up

Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race @NPRBooks | They already have LATTE REBELLION by @aquafortis

Growing Bookworms

Fun stuff! 12 Days of Christmas - A #Literacy Feast @readingtub Family Bookshelf

Hooked on books: Author James Patterson wants kids to share his love of reading : Herald Student News via @tashrow

Why Reading Sucks: Talking honestly with kids might make them more passionate readers @PernilleRipp @sljournal

Kidlit News (inc. National Ambassador Announcement)

NatAmbInterview with Kate DiCamillo, New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by @100scopenotes @sljournal

Kate DiCamillo Named New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2014-2015 @CBCBook "Stories connect us"

Don't miss the December Carnival for Children's Literature 2013 @MoloneyKing #kidlit

See all of the 2013 Nerdies from @NerdyBookClub via this link: | some #cybils overlap, different goals, all #kidlit

Rest in Peace, Ned Vizzini. The #yalit world is sorry to see you go. Nice piece @Vulture via @bkshelvesofdoom

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

RT @tashrow It Seems Weird How Cheap Amazon Kindles Are — Until You See This Crazy Stat – Business Insider #ebooks

Food for thought: Nancy Drew + the Case of the Politically Incorrect Children’s Books @TabletMag via @bkshelvesofdoom


This, I like: Secret Parenting Tip: Get Your Kids To Leave You Alone for 10 Minutes from @momandkiddo

Programs and Research

eScienceCommons: A novel look at how reading novels changes the brain (+ has a lasting effect) via @bkshelvesofdoom

Schools and Libraries

Why Is the Only Way Up to Go Out (of the classroom)? asks @thereadingzone

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