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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 7

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics featured this week include book lists, Halloween, Day of the Dead, diversity, cybils, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, picture book month, literacy, schools, kidlitosphere, advent calendars, and Skype.

Book Lists

A valuable resource from @SunlitPages | 9 Simple Books for the Emerging Reader #GrowingBookworms

Another wonderful Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews : Speculative Residences #kidlit

PW's Best Children's Books of 2014 from @PublishersWkly #kidlit #YALit

10 Picture Books For Siblings of New Babies selected by @mrskatiefitz #kidlit #BookList

New @100scopenotes analysis: The NYT Best Illustrated/Caldecott Overlap #kidlit #PictureBooks

The latest Stacked Get Genrefied list focuses on #YALit in Translation

(Our) Best Children's Books of the Year (Part 2) from @momandkiddo #kidlit #PictureBooks

Some Favorite Books for Kids Age 3-4 from @growingbbb #kidlit #literacy

Fun #BookList from Jean Little Library: RA RA READ: Interactive Picture Books #kidlit

5 Picture Books for Dia de Los Muertos selected by @rosemondcates #kidlit

Book list: @Scholastic Highlights Books that Celebrate The Day of the Dead! @LatinosInKidLit

Not SCARY Scary stories for kids, recommended by @alscblog via @CynLeitichSmith

Ten Children's Books for Halloween selected by @EmmaBarnesWrite @AwfullyBigBlog #kidlit

Morning links: List of lists edition from @bkshelvesofdoom w/ links to lots of #kidlit + #YAlit book lists

Votes for Women: Seven YA books featuring the suffrage movement. @bkshelvesofdoom  #yalit


Today's featured #Cybils Review: Girls Like Us by Gail Giles, reviewed by @LMillerLachmann from The Pirate Tree

Today's #Cybils Featured Review is The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming, reviewed by Margo from The Fourth Muskateer

Today's #Cybils Featured Review is Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule, reviewed by @kimberlymarief from Stacked

Coming this Friday at : Exclusive cover reveal of new book by #Cybils founder Anne Levy @zaftigbabe


Thoughts on Moving Beyond the Magically (Dis)abled in #kidlit from Cammie McGovern @HornBook #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Looking to Move Beyond the 11%, responses to a recent @PublishersWkly survey show 89% of respondents white #diversity

Coming Out and Coming of Age: YA LGBTQ Books, list compiled by Alison Peters @bookriot via @catagator

Robin Talley’s Top 7 LGBT Characters of Color from YA | @bookswithacuppa via @catagator

In her discussion of Horizon by Jenn Reese @semicolonblog muses on where #diversity intersects w/ speculative fiction

10 Favorite LGBT Characters in MG and YA Literature, selected by @Jenna_Goodall via @tashrow

Events, Programs and Research

News release: @tidybooks kids' bookcase company partners with global #literacy non-profit organization @litworldsays

Delightful! 50 Paddington Bear sculptures unveiled in London | @GuardianBooks via @bkshelvesofdoom

November is #PictureBookMonth | See: Why Picture Books Are Important by Aaron Becker, first in a series of posts

Mary kicks off 30 Days of #Diverse Picture Books @SproutsBkshelf with Little Humans by Brandon Stanton

Neat! Container of Hope: International Book Bank Ships 86,000 Books to Liberia | Carolyn Sun in @sljournal 

Growing Bookworms

Let Them Catch You Reading, 10 suggestions for modeling the love of books to kids | @michaeljpryor via @librareanne

Diversify Your Child's Library: 15 Must-Have Types of Books (e.g. a book that makes you laugh) per @Everead #kidlit

The Book Chook: Guest post by Catherine Ross: 5 Apps to Help you Raise a Reader #literacy

Advent Calendars for Little Bookworms from @cjfriess #literacy


Morning Notes: Awkward Illustrator Nickname Edition @100scopenotes includes Tweet o' the Week from ME re @KateMessner

At A Year of Reading: @MaryLeeHahn + @frankisibberson are celebrating author @barbaraoconnor

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

For the Love of Reading | @TesseractViews responds in defense of kids reading what they enjoy, w/ list of faves

In this month's @HornBook Editorial Roger Sutton talks about the value that 3rd party publishing adds to books

Some reasonable points here: Save the Book Publisher by @guan in Bloomberg View  via @FuseEight

Schools and Libraries

The Skyping Renaissance | The current state of practice for Skype author visits from @KateMessner @sljournal

Could (restoring) Recess Cure Our ADHD Epidemic? asks @StaceyLoscalzo | Seems to me it couldn't hurt

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