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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 19

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Not included here are the many Cybils-related links, particularly when I was live-tweeting the Cybils panelist announcements. I do have links related to books, book lists, national book awards, diversity, growing bookworms, kidlitcon, reading, writing, parenting, literacy programs, literacy research, schools, and libraries. 

Books, Book Lists, and Awards

A Tuesday Ten: Inventors and Scientists Wanted | @TesseractViews #BookList

TUT: The Story of My Immortal Life by @pj_hoover released today. I reviewed it here #kidlit

E is for Esoteric: 2014 Alphabet Books Get Creative — @fuseeight #kidlit

Jean Little Library: RA RA READ: Girls with REAL Powers (mostly psychic) #BookList

Literature on Civil Rights for Younger Readers from @TrevorHCairney #kidlit #BookList

Always interesting; The Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Fall Prediction Edition — @fuseeight #kidlit

10 Funny Books to Read Aloud with kids from @momandkiddo #kidlit

The @nationalbook 2014 Longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced. @tashrow post: #kidlit

18 Picture Book Biographies About Black Women Who Made History, @ForHarriet via @PWKidsBookshelf


Hispanic American Books for Kids: Link Round Up : @pragmaticmom #diversity #kidlit

we need #diverse (picture) books | a call from Martha V. Parravano @HornBook #kidlit

Chris Barton on A New & #Diversity Bookselling Strategy: @BookPeople Modern First Library | @CynLeitichSmith

Guest post from Garrett Carter @PragmaticMom | A Call for Diverse Children’s Literature #WeNeedDiverseBooks #kidlit

Women Make Picture Books Too: the 2014 edition. @LaurelSnyder is compiling great 2014 PBs illus by women #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

What Should I Read to My Baby? Solid suggestions from @mrskatiefitz at @LibraryAdvent #kidlit

Mommy Librarian's Story Time Secret #4 @mrskatiefitz : Build Up Your Baby Story Time Collection

8 Ways to Use #Poetry to Calm Your Kids and Bring Joy to Your Daily Life @momandkiddo #literacy

Gateway Books -- 6 y/o Benjamin reviews the Magic Tree House series @Everead #GrowingBookworms


KidlitCon2014_cubeColor Me Excited--It's Cybils (+ #kidlitcon ) Season Again! says @aquafortis #kidlit

Hey there, #KidLitCon14 attendees, are you all following each other on Twitter? Here's the list:

Just added names to list of Registered Attendees for #KidLitCon14 | Registration deadline is Friday! Don't miss it!

Why you'd like to come to #Kidlitcon 2014 if you're a fan of MG/YA speculative fiction from @charlotteslib #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

On the Power of the Reread @abbylibrarian | "The reread allows you to pick up on the many layers of a story..."

Read slowly (+ read more) to benefit your brain and cut stress. Slow reading movement profiled in @WSJ

The problem with the neutral love interest. On not needing to be able to "fall in love" as a reader from @haleshannon

In Defense of “Real” Realism in #Kidlit (w/ mention of Ramona Quimby) by Emma Barnes @AwfullyBigBlog @CynLeitichSmith

Kids Actually Read the Books That Movies Are Based On reports @TheAtlantic via @PWKidsBookshelf 


Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | @NYTimes piece on techie parents limiting kids' gadget time via @ReadByExample

Discussing the Power of Play at the @CBCBook Annual Meeting, report in @PublishersWkly 

Events, Programs and Research

ReadAloudWebBadgeA National Effort to Read to Kids 15 Minutes a Day Needs Our Support | Lisa G. Kropp in @sljournal @ReadAloud_org

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter (improved empathy for other social groups) @SciAm via @charlotteslib

Today is International Dot Day. See what @MrSchuReads is doing to celebrate: #kidlit

A Picture Book Review for National #Library Card Month @SproutsBkshelf | Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt

Schools and Libraries

"instead of automatically turning to the canon ... let’s ... find stories that will speak to our children." @HornBook

Have You Tried Making #CommonCore Lemonade? | Teacher Amber Chandler discusses pros + cons @middleweb @ReadByExample

Harold O. Levy in @WSJ : Big Data analysis provides insight into school performance, esp. re. truancy

Literate Lives: Thoughts on providing Choice in students' #SummerReading fro @karenterlecky

Press Release Fun from @FuseEight | A $5,000 Award for School #Libraries

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