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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 29

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: book lists, the Cybils awards, diversity, growing bookworms, kidlitcon, kidlitosphere, reading, introverts parenting, and summer reading.

Book Lists

Great piece at Stacked: Suicide and Depression in YA: A Discussion and Book List by @catagator #YAlit

Fun! A Tuesday Ten: A Roster of Redheads in #kidlit SF & Fantasy | Views From the Tesseract

10 Perfect Read Aloud Books for 2nd Grade, includes multicultural slant, from @pragmaticmom #kidlit

23 Children's Picture Books Set in New York City from @momandkiddo #kidlit #BookList

Ha! Ha! Laugh Out Loud Books for Reading with Kids from Terry @ReadingTub #kidlit #BookList


Get Your Bookish Opinions Heard! @aquafortis on why YOU should be involved in the #Cybils awards #kidlit

Cybils-Logo-2014-Round-SmRock the #Cybils Awards (+ 3 Reasons You Should Apply) from former category chair Terry @readingtub

Have you applied to be a #Cybils judge yet? asks @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit #yalit

New blog post at Kidlitosphere Central: Apply to be a #Cybils Judge for 2014!

Calling all bloggers! + What is Speculative Fiction from #Cybils YA SFF category chair @SheilaRuth

We Need YOU! @Book_Nut on why she participates in the #Cybils and you should too #kidlit


Brown Bookshelf: Upcoming or recently published books by African American authors or featuring #diversity in characters

Racist abuse will not stop me seeking more #diversity in children’s literature | Malorie Blackman in @Guardian 


Growing Bookworms

From @donalynbooks "We seem to have forgotten the most important thing kids need to become readers—something to read"

On a family's first read-aloud containing no pictures (The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles) @SunlitPages

Neat video from @Scholastic about love of books for #SharePossible initiative to encourage kids' reading

RT @EnglishComp Download "Open a World of Possible: Real Stories About the Joy and Power of Reading" for free at … #SharePossible

RT @ScholasticTeach Check out @pamallyn's top 5 tips for inspiring a love of literacy in students #sharepossible #edchat

On guiding reading choices: Two Confessions and a Pledge of a Teacher Mom by @elisaw5 @NerdyBookClub

Inside Out: Getting Kids Excited About Books by Shannon L. Brown @NerdyBookClub


KidlitCon2014_cubeNew post: Registered Attendees (so far) for #KidLitCon14 | Don't you want to add your name to the list?

Just announced! The #KidLitCon 2014 Program, with many thanks to Program Chair @charlotteslib

The #KidLitCon 2014 Program is out in the world! from Program Chair @charlotteslib #kidlit

Started a list of #KidLitCon14 Attendees on Twitter, with more to come!


Lots of interesting + time-sensitive #kidlit links in today's Fusenews @fuseeight #Ferguson #nonfiction

Fun stuff! Press Release: Tour the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre From the Comfort of Your Own Home — @fuseeight


Why #Introverts Are The New Power Players In The Digital Age @CherylSnapp @forbes via @cmirabile

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Starr Latronica from ALSC responds to @HornBook editorial about ALSC new social media policy #kidlit

Hey, it's @charlotteslib in @FGNMag on The Geeky Goodness of Middle Grade Fantasy #kidlit

Strong stuff from Susie Rodarme @bookriot | Reading Helped Me Overcome A Racist Upbringing @catagator

Historical Kids: What the HECK is Going On With Nonfiction Bios These Days? — @fuseeight #CommonCore

Lois Lane Is Your New YA Fiction Hero | @THR on upcoming #yalit book by @Gwenda via @PWKidsBookshelf


Are we blindly in love with our children? asks @TrevorHCairney quoting author John Marsden (on respecting teachers)

Op-ed piece in @WSJ from Peter Gray and Lenore Skenazy about the skills kids learn through free play

How To Get Conversations With Your Kids Rolling from @SensibleMoms #parenting

Programs and Research

Tips by age range for Celebrating International #Literacy Day from @FirstBook and @IRAToday

Put a Poem in your Pocket for National #Literacy and Numeracy Week in Austraila says @BookChook

Schools and Libraries

The Magic Words for Librarians: Getting Into the Schools for Booktalks from @abbylibrarian


#SummerReading Tip53 @aliposner | Check out these recently and to-be-released books for great end-of-summer reads

Tip54 @aliposner | Reflect with your kids on their #SummerReading + talk about how you might do differently next time

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