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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 9

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. As I am headed out for KidLitCon tomorrow, I am posting the links one day early. Topics this week include book lists (many!), cybils, kidlitcon, growing bookworms, events, literacy programs, diversity, schools, libraries, reading, publishing, ebooks, and parenting.

Book Lists

Atmospheric audiobooks, stories of supernatural and psychological suspense, chosen by Katie Bircher @HornBook #kidlit

10 Amazing Character Driven Picture Books, list by @rosemondcates #kidlit

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

Great resource! 7 Easy Reader Series by Cynthia Rylant (with Printable Reading Checklists), from @mrskatiefitz

Reviews from @bookchook | Recent Children’s Picture Books about Animals #kidlit

YA supernatural baddies, our new novels involving creepy paranormal characters, by Cynthia K. Ritter @HornBook #yalit

Off-the-wall picture books for Halloween selected by Martha V. Parravano @HornBook #BookList #kidlit

Eerie places in recent middle grade fiction, selected by Shoshana Flax @HornBook #kidlit #BookList

The 2014 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Shortlist, @bkshelvesofdoom #BookList #kidlit


At @charlotteslib a list of forthcoming books eligible for the Elementary/Middle Grade category of the #Cybils

Some suggested titles to nominate for #Cybils in Middle Grade Speculative Fiction from @semicolonblog

My #Cybils reading has begun in earnest reports @bkshelvesofdoom w/ feedback on 4 titles

Some suggested fiction picture books to nominate for #Cybils from @semicolonblog #kidlit

Some suggested #Cybils Nominations from @brandymuses in elem/MG speculative fiction

Today's #Cybils featured review is Always Emily by Michaela MacColl, reviewed by @bkshelvesofdoom

Get Your Cybils Nominations In! urges Round2 judge @TesseractViews #kidlit

Stacked: #Cybils - Thoughts & Considerations from @kimberlymarief on her first time as a Round2 judge

Some suggested titles in Young Adult Speculative Fiction from @semicolonblog for #cybils nominations

Amy at Hope is the Word is once again hosting Armchair #Cybils. Details here on participating:

Today's #cybils featured review: Eerie Elementary #1: The School Is Alive!, review by @mrskatiefitz


What to Read at Baby Storytime #6: #Diverse Books selected by @abbylibrarian #kidlit

Top Ten LGBTQ Books the Younger Me Desperately Needed by @librarydino @NerdyBookClub #BookList #Diversity

#Diversity in Publishing Matters (Whether You Like It Or Not) @WallaceYovetich @bookriot via @tashrow

Events, Programs and Research

Lots of good stuff in the October 2014 Calendar of Children’s Books @AboutKidsBooks via @CynLeitichSmith #kidlit

A challenge from @roomtoread for International #Literacy Day: try to go for 24 hours without reading anything. Video:

Favourite fictional teachers on World Teachers Day from @cjfriess at Story Snug #kidlit #BookList

A great event! The annual Book Fair for Ballou returns on Monday! reports @chasingray #literacy

They are gorgeous! Book Benches Charm Londoners, reports @PublishersWkly

Growing Bookworms

Tips from @StaceyLoscalzo | Raise a Reader from A to Z, for example Q: "Quit books that you don’t like" #literacy

"My kid doesn’t like books and it’s okay" @embeedub @salon on letting go of hyper-competitive intellectual parenting

How do I know if my preschool child is ready for school?, tips from @TrevorHCairney #literacy


KidlitCon2014_cubeFrom @aquafortis at Finding Wonderland: #KidLitCon 2014 Is Coming! w/ invite/image for Author Mingle on Friday pm

As she prepares for #kidlitcon, @MsYingling has a question for her fellow book-loving travelers:

Thinking about Blogging Voice, in preperation for #Kidlitcon, @charlotteslib would welcome your feedback

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Marc Aronson at Uncommon Corps: Crossover? Cross-Up? What Is Going On W/ Adult-authors Writing NF for Younger Readers

Stop what you are doing and burn all your books (or how to tell if a picture book is good) by @bobshea @NerdyBookClub

Reading our Way Through Chemo Treatments - Guest post by Barbara Dee in On Reading @5M4B

5 Tips For Getting Out of a Long-Term Reading Slump - Susie Rodarme @thebooksluts @bookriot via @tashrow

Interview @CynLeitichSmith | @FuseEight + @SevenImp on Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature


Why I Am Not "Just" A Parent (+ Neither Are You) | @momandkiddo on being qualified to have fun learning with kids

Schools and Libraries

I Tried, I ‘Liked,’ I Shared: How School Librarian @100scopenotes handles social media | @sljournal

Problems with Library #Ebooks | Wayne Bivens-Tatum in Peer to Peer Review @LibraryJournal via @tashrow

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