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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 26

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Note that links related to KidLitCon were shared yesterday. Today's link topics include book lists, the cybils awards, diversity, banned books week, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, schools, and libraries. 

Book Lists

10 Great New Picture Books for Younger Readers (published in Australia), selected by @TrevorHCairney

A Tuesday Ten: Challenged and Banned Books! | @TesseractViews #BookList

8 Banned Books Your Kids Should Read selected by @momandkiddo #kidlit #BookList

Books About Fire Trucks @growingbbb #BookList #kidlit

10 Perfect Read Alouds for Fourth Grade @PragmaticMom #BookList #kidlit

7 Excellent YA Sci-Fi Romance Series (all available in paperback) selected by @catagator @bookriot

The Stuff of Stars | New Picture Book Biographies | @sljournal #kidlit #nonfiction

Spine-Tingling Stories for Older Readers | @sljournal #kidlit #BookList


Cybils-Logo-2014-Round-SmPoetry Friday: Announcing the #CYBILS Poetry Panelists and Judges | @JoneMac53

On the #Cybils blog: Middle Grade Fiction – Category Description from category chair @MsYingling

On the #Cybils blog: Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction – Category Description from @charlotteslib #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Elementary/Middle Grade Non-fiction – Category Description from Jennifer Wharton

Library Chicken: #Cybils 2013 Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Finalists via @charlotteslib

Hooray for #Cybils Speculative Fiction (Middle Grade) from Round1 judge @semicolonblog #kidlit

At the #Cybils blog: Fiction Picture Books – Category Description from @MotherReader #kidlit

#Cybils Excitement! from @TesseractViews, newly appointed Round2 judge in MG Spec Fiction #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Book Apps – Category Description from @cppotter


Tanita Davis muses on eliminating the “only” (e.g. the one gay character) in writing #diversity

Enhancing Children’s ABCs and Vocabulary Through 9 "diverse and useful" Alphabet Books Sujei Lugo @LatinosInKidLit

We Need #Diverse Books Announces Incorporation as a Non-Profit & Inaugural Advisory Board @CynLeitichSmith

#Diversity 101: Gay in YA | Adam Silvera at CBC Diversity via @CynLeitichSmith @CBCBook

RT @tashrow James Dawson says ‘there are too many white faces’ in kids’ books #kidlit #diversity

An Informal Study by @malindalo | Do Book Challenges Suppress #Diversity? | Banned Books Week | @sljournal 

Events, Programs and Research (including Banned Books Week)

Some stats on children's #literacy in the UK from Save the Children (gap wide between boys and girls) via Jenny S.

Jill Leibowitz describes The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter exhibit @NYPL in @HornBook

Most-Dangerous-Man-Image-2-800Libraries champion our freedom! Helping our students understand their freedom to read from @MaryAnnScheuer

Banned Books By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHICS) @HuffPostBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

He always makes me think | Is ALA's approach to Banned Books Week Cause to celebrate? asks Roger Sutton @HornBook

For Banned Books Week, the top ten most challenged books of 2013 @HornBook

For Banned Books Week 2014, some favorite quotes selected by @randomlyreading

Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian @ShiftTheDigital

Growing Bookworms

I love this post from @mrskatiefitz | Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Elevator

Some good tips in: How to Raise a Reader by Sharlene Johnson in @ParentsMagazine via @librareanne

The "single most important activity ... required to eventual success in reading is reading aloud to kids" @sljournal

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Surprise! It’s Racist! Unwanted Children’s Book Surprises — @fuseeight #kidlit

‘What Does This Say?’ The Cursive Conundrum in Picture Books — @100scopenotes

Thoughts on: What is a Graphic Novel? from Alyssa @Everead

Schools and Libraries

Building Read Aloud Routine in a 3rd Grade Classroom by teacher @frankisibberson

The kid-friendly, kid-maintainable classroom library, how teacher Nicole Hewes maintains hers @HornBook

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