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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 24

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are a ton of links this week on topics including: book lists, book awards, recent controversies, diversity, growing bookworms, events, cybils, kidlitcon, kidlitosphere, reading, pubishing, social media, and libraries. 

Book Lists and Awards

10 Great New Non-Fiction Books for Younger Readers selected by @TrevorHCairney #kidlit

It’s Time to Come Inside! 10 Cozy Picture Book Companions as winter approaches by @epan11 @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Meet the 2014 Teens' Top Ten titles from @yalsa @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

Stacked: (Mostly) YA book suggestions from @kimberlymarief for various October themes (American Cheese Month, etc.)

A welcome mini-trend highlighted @HornBook | Grrrl power grrraphic novels (memoirs or w/ similar feel)

Some Favorite New Books for 3rd Grade Transitional Readers, selected by @frankisibberson #kidlit

Story Time Secrets: 8 Funny Middle School Series for Boys selected by @mrskatiefitz #kidlit

Sleuths, Spies + Alibis: Calling All Junior Secret Agents: Resources for Budding Spies + Detectives by F.T. Bradley

(Many) Nominations for 2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals | @tashrow #kidlit

12+ Classic Books for Tweens selected by @momandkiddo (all more than fine for middle grade) #kidlit

Creepy short stories: mysteries & thrillers for ages 10-13, 4 collections recommended by @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit

10 Awesome Middle Grade/YA Families from @Book_Nut #kidlit

The Need for Big Books: A Top “Ten” List for (mostly) boys who crave longer books by @stephaseverson @NerdyBookClub

A Tuesday Ten: Twins! in speculative #kidlit from @TesseractViews

7 Books That Will Get Young Boys Readingby @bobshea + Lane Smith in @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow


Afternoon links: Amazon Vine as the wild, wild west. As always, @bkshelvesofdoom tracks down the scoop

I'm with @gail_gauthier in her response to the @NewYorker piece "The Percy Jackson Problem". Read what you like!

Yes, I Am Afraid, says @LizB on putting one's name and face out publicly in the blogging world, and Kathleen Hale

Morning links: The author-as-stalker edition, @bkshelvesofdoom rounds up links on Kathleen Hale stalking a reviewer

Morning links: The author-as-stalker edition, part two from @bkshelvesofdoom (w/ Twitter extract)

The Consequences of Stalking: Why So Many Took a Stand Against the Author-Stalker | @bethrevis via @kidsilkhaze

Dear Author, Whose Book I Read and May Have Negatively Reviewed, Your Anger Will Not Silence Me says Tanita Davis


Read along with @Everead and others in the Armchair #Cybils #kidlit

Today's featured #Cybils Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen, reviewed by @LogCabinLibrary

Another #Cybils featured review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson reviewed by Jennifer from Reederama

Our first Featured Blogger at #Cybils is Amy at Hope Is the Word, nominated by @semicolonblog #kidlit

Today's #Cybils Review is Colors of the Wind by @jlpowers, reviewed by @StackingBks


Science Fiction & Fantasy: How Multicultural Is Your Multiverse? asks Dionne Obeso in @PublishersWkly #diversity

WNDBLogoWNDB Diversity Organization Announces New Initiatives reports @PublishersWkly #WeNeedDiverseBooks

'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of #Diversity Threatens Publishing @PublishersWkly

@WeNeedDiverseBooks and @sljournal Announce Collaboration #kidlit #yalit

A #WeNeedDiverseBooks post from @MsYingling on the particular lack of male writers for color in #kidlit

Why is today's teen fiction not as #diverse as it could be? | @GuardianBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Realistic fiction with diverse protagonists | @sljournal Spotlight

Why We Need #Diverse Book Reviewers + Bloggers: @dos_twinjas List of Black Book Bloggers Who Review Diverse Spec Fic

South Asian YA: 5 Titles to Read from SWAPNA KRISHNA @bookriot via @catagator #diversity

New categorized listing of links on Where To Find #Diverse Books from #WeNeedDiverseBooks via @FuseEight

Where are all the disabled characters in children's books? | Megan Quibell in @GuardianBooks #diversity

#WeNeedDiverseBooks Group Announces Walter Dean Myers Award and Grants #diversity via @PWKidsBookshelf

Events, Programs and Research

The 9th Annual Carle Honors event 2014 as reported by @fuseeight #kidlit

Guys Lit Wire: Celebrating Ballou High School's library dynamo, Melissa Jackson, by @chasingray

.@TaylorSwift13 & @Scholastic team up to show how reading + writing can help kids be more resilient – #SharePossible

Growing Bookworms

SoupWays that reading aloud feeds your child's brain from @BooksBabiesBows @ReadAloud_org #literacy

Story Time Secrets: Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Park from @mrskatiefitz

"Reading isn’t just taught. It’s passed on, like a treasure from one reader to the next" @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub

How do I get my child to read? Thoughts from @iShrutiKohli (including not forcing the issue)

How to Raise a Nerdy Book Lover, why you should read to your baby in utero from @belly_books @NerdyBookClub

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? @NYTimes via @PWKidsBookshelf


#KidLitCon 2014: Further Thoughts (and Sketches) from @aquafortis

What type of blogger are you? A snazzy infographic from @shgmclicious #KidLitCon presentation #diversity

KidlitCon2014_cubeThoughts on #KidLitCon Day 1- Theme #DIVERSITY @afrocubansista @dos_twinjas

Thoughts from Tanita Davis on the #kidlitcon 2014: notepad forum: cultural appropriation, part a

Thoughts from Tanita Davis on the #KidlitCon 2014: Notepad Forum, Part b ~ The Weekend Word: "Cultural Appropriation"

A few more links to #KidLitCon roundups added here (near the bottom of the post): #diversity

New webcast: Announcing the Debut of Fuse #8 TV — @fuseeight @sljournal #kidlit

Jennifer at Jean Little Library will collecting links to reviews of scary children's books all month long #kidlit


Secret Codes and Language Games for Kids from @BookChook

Fun from @RIFWEB | Picture book-inspired Halloween costumes for kids #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

I Feel Smart: On Wordless Picture Books and Perception — @100scopenotes #kidlit

A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books, balanced piece by Meg Wolitzer in @NYTimes via @PWKidsBookshelf

"Does meeting a book creator make you appreciate... work more? What does it do to your critical abilities?" @HornBook

Read whatever the hell you want: why we need a new way of talking about young adult literature @ElizabethMinkel

Thoughts on #kidlit nonfiction, that incendiary @NYTimes article, and “dumbing down” by @shgmclicious

Schools andLibraries

Recommendation from @chasingray for The Public Library, a book/photo essay about libraries

Neat! With Funding From Friends Group San Antonio Public Library Installs Digital Book Kiosks at SAT Airport

Would you rather have $50,000 or $25,000? @ReadingShanahan Explains the impact of full-day kindergarten

Social Media / Online

When Your PLN Fails You (and What You Can Do About It) | Concrete suggestions from @ReadByExampleh ttp://

New @PewResearch Report Finds Young Women (especially) Targeted for Online Harassment | @sljournal

Good advice from @catagator | 7 Steps to Protect Your Privacy As A Blogger (Or As A Person On The Internet, Period)

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