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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 14

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This week there are tons of book lists (it's that time of year), in addition to posts about the Cybils awards, diversity, growing bookworms, reading research, introversion, reading levels, and parenting. 

Book Lists

"YA and middle grade books - recent and not so recent - that feature riddles (or similar puzzles)" at Stacked #kidlit

Books featuring "Kids having strange and wacky adventures with their friends" selected @HornBook #kidlit

Oh how I love this list! 14 Kids' Novels Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit

Travis always finds interesting #kidlit | See 10 to Note: Winter Preview 2015 — @100scopenotes

Four new picture book "gems" about friendship from Katrina Hedeen @HornBook #kidlit

Books that "allow independent readers to spend time with characters from all over the globe" @HornBook #kidlit

Old Friends, Fresh Stories: New Middle Grade Fantasy highlights, by Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla @sljournal #kidlit

Breakdown: The National Book Award/Newbery Overlap — @100scopenotes #kidlit

10 Picture Books for 6 Year Olds (and up!) from @momandkiddo #kidlit

Travis @100scopenotes has spotted a new trend in #kidlit | A Splash of Red: Adding Full Color Where There Was None

5 YA Books That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat | Ryan Graudin @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow

Top 10 STEM Gifts with Books to Match from @momandkiddo #kidlit

Library Lions in Books for Kids — @fuseeight #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten for Veterans Day from @TesseractViews | Science Fiction and Fantasy Militaries #kidlit


2014 Publisher’s Weekly Best-of Lists that were nominated for the #Cybils awards @Book_Nut #kidlit

Today's #Cybils Review: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy, reviewed by @randomlyreading

Today's featured #Cybils review is early chapter book Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan, reviewed by @kagmoran #kidlit

Today's #Cybils featured review is Viva Frida by @yuyimorales reviewed by Ellen @ontheshelf4kids

TODAY on the #Cybils blog: Exclusive Cover Reveal for The Temple of Doubt by Cybils founder @zaftigbabe #YALit


Nice list of YA Reads with POC-Centric Romances at Ciel Rouge, via @catagator #yalit

Some thoughts about Native American Month and Thanksgiving from Debbie Reese at AICL via @CynLeitichSmith #kidlit

Bay Area mother of Down syndrome toddler petitioning @Disney to include the disabled in Princess movies @MercuryNews

Calling bloggers + authors @PragmaticMom + @ValarieBudayr are hosting Multicultural Children's Book Day 1/27/15 

Marketing #Diverse Children's Books: A CBC Panel, detailed writeup by Matia Burnett @PublishersWkly 

Events, Programs and Research

UK IoE study shows reading for pleasure boosts vocabulary | @TheBookseller via @PWKidsBookshelf

Fun! How Puppets Power #Literacy at Nashville Public Library by Liz Atack @sljournal

Out of the Midwest: Books for Africa and Little Free Library Promote #Literacy by Claire Kirch @PublishersWkly 

Growing Bookworms

Reading Levels: Using them to help kids get hooked on reading from @MaryAnnScheuer #literacy

6 Amazing Resources for Raising Readers at Planet Smarty Pants, includes @growingbbb @ImaginationSoup @momandkiddo

Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is a Habit Worth Keeping | Adriana & George Sifakis @HuffingtonPost via @tashrow

Top 10 Ways to Get a Middle School Student to Want to Read by Meredith Daniels @NerdyBookClub


Accurate, I thought: 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World by Alena Hall @HealthyLiving in HuffPost

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Thoughts from @RogerReads on basis for @HornBook suggested reading levels + new @EW #kidlit list

Original Content: The Suck Fairy--You'll Recognize Her by @gail_gauthier (concept by Jo Walton)

The best children's books are also the saddest says @HWallop in The Telegraph via @tashrow

Today's publishing news: @Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute - @NYTimes  via @bkshelvesofdoom

Scholastic Principal Challenge: On the Hunt for a Good Book @ReadByExample #literacy


I found this post by @haleshannon powerful: her older kids read about depression in her teen journal + they talked

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