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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 5

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This is an extra-long post because it also includes links from the (short) week before Thanksgiving. Today's topics include books, book lists, book awards, the Cybils awards, diversity, gender, gift guides, growing bookworms, reading, publishing schools, libraries, and the Kidlitosphere. 

Books, Book Lists and Awards

Always a GREAT reference: The Best Children's Books of 2014: A List of Lists and Awards from @C_Spaghetti http://ow.ly/F7b7R

This Book Makes my Heart Sing! says @ProfessorNana @NerdyBookClub talking of WILD THINGS by @FuseEight + @SevenImp http://ow.ly/FjzIU

10 Books about Braces, a list from @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/FooDr #kidlit

Booklist from The Uncommon Corps to help kids Prepare for the Winter Solstice http://ow.ly/FooxO #kidlit

GoodReads Choice Awards 2014 – The Winners via @tashrow http://ow.ly/FjvKC #kidlit #yalit

Some fine children's and YA titles selected for the 2014 @HornBook Fanfare! http://ow.ly/Fjw9q @RogerReads #kidlit

Stacked: The Less Financially Privileged Teens in Contemporary YA Fiction: A Reading List http://ow.ly/Fjv4h @catagator #yalit

Best Teen Books of 2014 from @KirkusReviews http://ow.ly/Fg2W6 #yalit via @tashrow

4 Contemporary Novels That Depict High School Realistically, selected by high school student @Miss_Fictional http://ow.ly/FaBtc #YALit

At Stacked: Adrenaline-fueled, Male-Centered Contemporary YA Fiction http://ow.ly/FaxNY @catagator #YALit

3 On A YA Theme: Modern Takes On LITTLE WOMEN from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/F384o #YALit

College Daze: YA Novels that Tackle the Undergraduate Years | SLJ Spotlight | @sljournal http://ow.ly/ETE2H #YALit

Free download: 2014 @PublishersWkly Children's Starred Reviews Annual via @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/ETjim #kidlit

Favorite Chapter Books for Kids in 4th and 5th Grades, modern and classic, from @ThisReadingMom http://ow.ly/EPh66 #kidlit

20 Nonfiction Books for Kids Who Love Facts! from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/EPg5D #kidlit #nonfiction

A Tuesday Ten: Food Fantastic! | #kidlit fantasy with a focus on food from @TesseractViews http://ow.ly/EH4dZ

What are the best books series for younger children? | @GdnchildrensBks #BookDoctor http://ow.ly/EH0Uq via @tashrow


Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach, reviewed by @mindi_r http://ow.ly/FjvyI #yalit

As @MaryLeeHahn + @frankisibberson end A Year of Gratitude we thank them for mentioning Cybils in #kidlitosphere tribute http://ow.ly/FaykB

WOO HOO! 90% of the 1340 eligible #Cybils nominees have now been read by at least one panelist (78% by at least 2) #kidlit

New post on the #Cybils blog, encouraging you to Shop Cybils! http://ow.ly/F36Aq #kidlit #yalit

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is I am Malala, reviewed by Aaron @coffeechugbooks http://ow.ly/EWInw #kidlit

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is You Are Not Small by Anna Kang, reviewed by Dawn @5M4B http://ow.ly/EPe8S

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is #GraphicNovel In Real Life by @Doctorow reviewed by @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/EH3fq

Diversity + Gender

Jacqueline Woodson's response to The Pain of the Watermelon Joke in @NYTimes http://ow.ly/Fazyn | Or, more on why #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Partnering with @FirstBook to Get #Diversity Books to Kids @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/F7b9I #literacy

Boys and the Princess in Black @haleshannon | "helping boys develop empathy for girls is a cause worth fighting for" http://ow.ly/Fg9S4

A thought-provoking rant from @LizB on Princess Shaming, and why there is nothing wrong with kids liking princesses http://ow.ly/Fjy8T

Publisher changes titles of boy-branded book after 7-year-old girl’s complaint @GdnchildrensBks via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/FfZan

Ladybird drops branding books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’ @GuardianBooks #LetBooksBeBooks http://ow.ly/EDr9g @PWKidsBookshelf

Useful stuff: Resources on Race in the Children's Library from @amyeileenk http://ow.ly/EWJh3

Sally Gardner: Dyslexia and me (+ why she sees it as a gift) @GdnchildrensBks via @CBCBook http://ow.ly/EWhnf

We Don’t Need Another Straight, White, Able-bodied Hero | guest post @diversityinya via @CBCBook http://ow.ly/EWgVM

More Than Numbers, on 2014 fiction and longer nonfiction by Black authors received by CCBC http://ow.ly/ETkr4 #DiverseBooks

4 Mistakes Made in Children’s Literature About Natives, and Books That Fix Them @IndianCountry via @catagator http://ow.ly/EPgNv

Annoyed by a trend she has noticed w/ book covers featuring girls in Hijabs, @Miss_Fictional says: I Am Not Oppressed http://ow.ly/EITdV

Events, Programs and Research

Holiday Shopping: #GiveaBook, Help a Child. @RandomHouseKids program promotes books as gifts + donates books to kids http://ow.ly/ETDi3

From @charlotteslib | Thankfully Giving Books--ways to get them to kids who need them ... http://ow.ly/F38G1

Gift Guides + Holiday Book Lists

Last Minute Children’s Gift Ideas from @BookChook | Toys, Apps and Books 2014 http://ow.ly/Fg2Eb

The Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide (people who sell work online) — @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/Fg8PI #kidlit

10 Classic Picture Books to put Under the Tree suggested by @rosemondcates | We love JAMBERRY http://ow.ly/EWjbo #kidlit

Top Book Gifts for Kids, 2014 from @BookChook http://ow.ly/ETjX7 #kidlit

15 Gifts for your Picture Book Reader selected by @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/EPfUp #kidlit

9 Christmas Chapter Books for Family Read Aloud from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/FaAdF #kidlit

Biblio File: Hanukkah Books that are Actually for Jewish kids #kidlit http://ow.ly/F7bom

26 Great Children's Books to Share at Christmas from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/F7b2e #kidlit

Several Christmassy Picture Books selected by @cjfriess at Story Snug http://ow.ly/EH3UZ #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Why Is Nothing Easy Anymore? @fuseeight on the need for more very very early readers http://ow.ly/Fop2f #kidlit

Dear Well Meaning Adult, Here’s how to buy books for teens on your list. — @TLT16 http://ow.ly/FomRV #yalit

Simply lovely post @SunlitPages | Raising Readers: Making Books a Part of Your Family Traditions http://ow.ly/Fg9nN

On Nurturing A Love of Reading, "if your parents value reading, you have a huge advantage" says @katsok http://ow.ly/Fg3rz

How to Get Your Child to STOP/HATE Reading (it's surprisingly simple) from @SharonReader http://ow.ly/Fg2iN #literacy

Great advice on Raising Readers by Colby and Alaina Sharp @sharpsgalore @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/F39Ml

If everyone loved reading as much as this 8-year-old does, the world would be better @jdesmondharris @voxdotcom http://ow.ly/ETDIj

Ten Ways to Get Primary Readers to Read by Kimberley Moran @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/EIT4O #literacy


Lots of good stuff in this week's Fusenews: I’m Cuckoo for Cuckoo Song — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Fg5Fg

Today at A Year of Reading, @frankisibberson + @MaryLeeHahn Celebrate The Kidlitosphere itself! http://ow.ly/FaACE #kidlit

Things You Should Know About Introverts at Playfully Tacky. True: "7) We secretly love it when you cancel plans." http://ow.ly/ETn0R

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Lone Wolves: Caldecott Medal Winning Books Created Solo — another @100scopenotes analysis http://ow.ly/FjAkY #kidlit

Thoughts on the Debut Author/Illustrators and winning book awards @fuseeight http://ow.ly/EPgu9 #kidlit

Stacked: Socioeconomic Class in Contemporary YA Lit: Where Are The Poor Teens? Guest Post by @farre http://ow.ly/FjA1n

Stacked: Mental Illness in YA As a Minefield—Explore at Will: Guest Post by Rachel M. Wilson http://ow.ly/Fg8z4 @catagator #yalit

Do Men Read Books Written By Females? This Infographic @GalleyCat suggests not as much as women do http://ow.ly/EWgwv via @CBCBook

Schools and Libraries

On the benefits for students + teachers of Connecting With Authors (incl. being a writer seems possible) by @katsok http://ow.ly/FjwQF

Nice to see good news for libraries: School Library Renaissance in Swampscott, MA School District @sljournal http://ow.ly/Fgj77

:-( In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 http://ow.ly/FfZoz @phillydotcom

Why Voters Love #CommonCore (standards catching on w/ parents + teachers) @thedailybeast via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/Fg02X

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities @MindShiftKQED via @tashrow http://ow.ly/F37rM

Cool! Librarian Helps Snag $7 Million Federal STEM Grant for Indiana High School | @sljournal http://ow.ly/ETDT0

RT @tashrow Neil Gaiman "For me, closing libraries is the equivalent of eating your seed corn to save a little money" http://buff.ly/1EZUEZ0

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