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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 3

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. One topic with a host of links this week is the Cybils -- nominations opened Wednesday. Go to to nominate your favorite well-written, kid-friendly children's and YA titles published in the past year. Other topics inlcuded this week include books, book lists, diversity, multiculturalism, gender, growing bookworms, schools, libraries, events, literacy programs, literacy research, reading, writing, publishing, and blogging.


Picture book fans, do not miss: 6 Theories on the Ending of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole — @100scopenotes #kidlit

2014 Boston Globe @HornBook Picture Book Day celebrates Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by @itspeterbrown

14 Essential Talking Points About The Berenstain Bears | @mental_floss via @PWKidsBookshelf 

Book Lists

Are you ready for some football...books? Randy Ribay recommends some for kids @HornBook blog

Over at Stacked: Get Genrefied: Gothic Fiction #YAlit

The best young adult books of 2014, according to @TelegraphBooks via @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

The 2014 Kirkus Prize finalists... @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit #yalit

I love the @TesseractViews Tuesday Ten posts. Today's is: Peculiar Pigs in speculative fiction #kidlit

For fall, a categorized list of children's books (fiction + non) about apples from the SSHEL Library #BookList

Today is World Vegetarian Day. Here are some reading suggestions from @HornBook

Trendwatch: Tweet Tweet. Year of the Bird (in middle grade fiction), notes @fuseeight #kidlit

10 Kids' Books Illustrated by Matthew Cordell, selected by @mrskatiefitz #kidlit

Meet the New Gumshoes in Town | Roundup of upcoming mysteries from @bkshelvesofdoom @KirkusReviews #yalit

Ten Middle Grade Read-Alikes for John Green Books by Angie Manfredi @misskubelik @NerdyBookClub


Cybils-Logo-2014-Round-SmOn the #Cybils blog: And…. GO! 2014 Cybils Nominations are OPEN | Don't miss your chance to nominate great books!

#Cybils nominations are open! "MAKE US READ UNTIL OUR EYEBALLS FALL OUT!" says @bkshelvesofdoom

Some suggested middle grade fiction titles to nominate for the #Cybils awards, from @semicolonblog #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Young Adult Non-fiction – Category Description from Chair @scharle4

On the #Cybils blog Young Adult Fiction Category Description from chair @interactiver #YAlit

Over at Jean Little Library, big list of possible titles for #Cybils Nominations, which open WEDNESDAY

On the #Cybils blog Young Adult Speculative Fiction Category Description from @SheilaRuth #yalit

On the #cybils blog: #Poetry – Category Description from category chair @JoneMac53

Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Gender

Hispanic Heritage Month: A YA Reading List from @catagator at Stacked #yalit #diversity

Hhm-nobooks-300x250Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from @FirstBook

#KidLit Bloggers: Sign Up for Multicultural Children's Book Day says @pragmaticmom

Stacked: Advocating for and writing about girls is a radical act, @catagator explains why (and why this is needed)

5 Lessons the American Girl Books Taught Us About Feminism | Bustle @HuffingtonPost via @tashrow

Events, Programs and Research

Read "Bunny Cakes" on October 21st! from @Jumpstartkids Read for the Record, says @FirstBook

Rx Read: Perri Klass and @ReachOutAndRead at Bellevue Hospital | @sljournal

Nearly 3/4 of young people prefer print vs. #eBooks reports @TheBookseller via @PWKidsBookshelf

Book Buzz: Parents who buy books for kids have an attachment to print, Nielsen study says  @USAToday @PWKidsBookshelf

How I would have loved this as a kid: Middle-Graders Bond Over Books at Tweens Read Book Festival @PublishersWkly 

Growing Bookworms

16 Magazines for Kids, recommended by @momandkiddo (who also links to why mags are good for kids)

How Do You Model Reading for Children in the Digital Age? | @Quora via @PWKidsBookshelf  #literacy

Story Time Secrets: 20 #Literacy Activities for National Pizza Month from @mrskatiefitz

Great stuff! "picture books should become the best friend of every parent" says @StaceyLoscalzo


At A Year of Reading, @MaryLeeHahn + @frankisibberson are Celebrating Sylvia Vardell! #poetry

#KidLitCon registration is now closed. Here's the updated list of Registered Attendees

On Reading, Writing, Blogging and Publishing

"Adults who challenge books are ... trying to protect themselves and their ideas" Rosemary Hathaway @NerdyBookClub

Good advice from @gail_gauthier at Original Content: Time Management Tuesday: Be More Discriminating About Reading

squeetus: The rage of age ranges, thoughts on the distinction between MG and YA from @haleshannon

"A book for a beginning reader can be just as grand as a picture book, just as important as a novel" Henkes @HornBook

Excellent letter shared by Wendie Old, written by Roger Sutton, on why @HornBook doesn't review self-published books

Roger Sutton extends a challenge to self-publishers at @HornBook #kidlit

Sigh! Ellora’s Cave Suing Dear Author Blog for Defamation. Why Book Bloggers Should Be Worried | Babbling About Books

Schools and Libraries

Let’s Celebrate International School Library Month! (October) says @BookChook

Chicago Hope: How High School Librarian K.C. Boyd transformed a low-ranked school's reading culture @sljournal

State Orders New York City to Comply with Mandate for Secondary School Librarians | @sljournal

Two useful posts from @molly_wetta about Social Media & Libraries, specifically Facebook Here's Part 2:

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