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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 31

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

Book Lists

Updated list of African American speculative fiction for kids from Zetta Elliott #kidlit via @FuseEight

POLL from @NerdyBookClub : What 2014 Books Are You Most Looking Forward to Reading? | #kidlit

The 2014 Rainbow List, best GLBTQ books for kids and teens | Waking Brain Cells @tashrow #kidlit

Picture Book Biographies about African-American Women (Chapter Books, too) @momandkiddo #kidlit

Some suggestions from @bkshelvesofdoom @KirkusReviews for books to help Survive the Polar Vortex

Picture books featuring penguins and polar bears from @bookblogmomma #kidlit

I Would NOT Want To Be In These Books: A Top Ten Tuesday from @scharle4 #yalit

In Bed With Books: 9 Books to Get in a Winter Olympics Mood! (Skating Shoes!) #kidlit

ALA Award Responses

Candid thoughts on not winning the Newbery from someone who has been involved in the selection process @medinger

People do feel strongly about this year's ALA awards. See comments on this @HornBook post: #kidlit

Words of understanding and appreciation from @lochwouters Post ALAYMA #kidlit

The ALA Youth Media Awards are announced: Predictions and Reactions — @fuseeight #kidlit #yalit

10 recent Newbery winners that were fantasy / SF titles from Views From the Tesseract #kidlit

Common Core

As crises ebb, educators adjust to new #CommonCore curriculums | Chalkbeat via @PWKidsBookshelf

Political Rivals Find Common Ground Over Common Core @NPR via @PWKidsBookshelf


Exciting! The #Cybils winners will be announced 2 weeks from today, on 2/14. Stay tuned! #kidlit


28_days_laterShining the Spotlight: 28 Days Later 2014 Honorees for Black History Month at The Brown Bookshelf

Lots of great posts today around Multicultural Children's Book Day, hosted by @ValarieBudayr and @PragmaticMom #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Reissue of a useful guide on how kids Learn How to Spell by @TrevorHCairney #literacy


The @AboutKidsBooks latest Children's Book Newsletter is up, including 2 interviews w/ Kate DiCamillo

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

If All Adults Reread 'The Berenstain Bears,' The World Would Be A Much Better Place @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow

Food for thought | The Value of Young Reading Experiences by @catagator @bookriot

Books, Introversion, and Giving Yourself Permission by @Emily_YA @jennadoesbooks via @catagator

Jane Kise @NerdyBookClub | "A life filled with books is still full, even if many other things go missing"

Bookaday_270"recommending an exciting title and connecting with readers every day adds to the beauty of the world" @anitasilvey

Programs, Events, and Research

Sigh! Report: 250 million school age kids worldwide can't read @AppealDemocrat: via @tashrow

A Special @WWEmoms Twitter Event! The WrestleMania Reading Challenge on 2/6, encouraging kids to read via @ginaruiz

Summary of results of Early Reading Proficiency Report from Annie E. Casey Fdn @tashrow | Poor overall + disparities

Let's Celebrate Digital Learning Day on Feb 5th, 2014, says @BookChook #literacy

Schools and Libraries

Middle School Readers, Keeping the Passion Alive! teacher Sue Johnson @KirbyLarson blog #literacy

SnicketPrizeLemony Snicket Sponsors Prize for Librarians Facing Adversity | @sljournal via @PWKidsBookshelf

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