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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 16

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: book lists, the Cybils awards, diversity, growing bookworms, kidlit events, literacy research, the kidlitosphere, reading, publishing, schools, and libraries. 

One other note: I shared several links this week related to a new feature that I'll be starting soon, with hashtag #KidLitFaves. Those links are not included here, but will be in a separate post. In the interest of recommending more books to you all, I'll be rounding up a selection of reviews for titles that my blogging friends particularly liked. Stay tuned! I plan to kick off this series on Monday. 

Book Lists

Show But Don’t Tell: Must-Have Wordless Picture Books │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | @sljournal  #kidlit

10 Favorite Picture Books about Birds selected by @rosemondcates  #kidlit #BookList

10 Picture Books about Overcoming Fears, selected by @rosemondcates #BookList

14 President Books For Kids (That Won't Put Your Kids to Sleep) selected by @momandkiddo  #kidlit #BookList

The @HornBook Calling Caldecott blog is looking for people to share their Mock Caldecott results  #kidlit

Changing the World | New Books about African American History Joy Fleishhacker for @sljournal  #kidlit

Stacked: Getting Started with Comics: Guest Post from Becca and Allison of This Week in Ladies 

Feminist YA Romance Novels: A List |@steel_n_velvet  via contributor @catagator #YALit

Highly Anticipated Titles from Printz-Winning Authors |#YALit | @sljournal  via @bkshelvesofdoom

2015 YA Fiction Preview: 105 Titles For Your January - March Radar by @catagator @bookriot  #YALit


On the #Cybils blog: 2014 Finalists: Things That are Being Said, Part 2 |  @Book_Nut @SheilaRuth #kidlit

Every year the fabulous @aquafortis creates printable PDF flyers of the #Cybils finalists. The 2014 one is available! 

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Boys of Blur by N D. Wilson, reviewed by @brandymuses  #kidlit

Today's featured #Cybils Review: Firefly July by Paul B. Janeczko + Melissa Sweet, reviewed by @KellyFineman  #Poetry

Friday's featured #Cybils Review was Feathers: Not Just For Flying by @mstewartscience reviewed by @carwilc 

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is The Meaning of Maggie, reviewed by Jennifer from @5M4B #kidlit

For #Poetry Friday @JoneMac53 shared some #CYBILS Poetry Books Left on the Shelf (not shortlisted) 

Alysa @Everead shares her thoughts on the graphic novels for younger readers (part 2) shortlisted for #Cybils 


List of 2014 African American MG & YA Fiction compiled by @ZettaElliott  via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

Guest Post by @aravere on @LatinosInKidLit | Why I’m Not Interested in a Mexican Katniss  #YAlit #kidlit

RT @PWKidsBookshelf Gene Luen Yang: "Comics are more diverse in terms of genre, format, and culture than they've ever been.” 

Events, Programs and Research

IBGDposterLARGE-580x410Celebrate International Book Giving Day this February 14th urges @delightchildbks  #literacy #kidlit (poster shown to the left, designed by Chris Haughton)

The 2015 Contenders! have been announced for @SLJsBoB SLJ's Battle of the Books  via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

Report: requiring kindergartners to read — as #CommonCore does — may harm some @ValerieStrauss @washingtonpost  @mariaburel

The Uni Project: Bright Lights, Big City, Mobile Reading Rooms in NYCity, books read on premises

Growing Bookworms

ScholasticReportfifth-editionScholastic’s New Report Examines Kids’ Attitudes on Reading. @CarolynSSun recaps in @sljournal  #literacy

"Reading Aloud is Important", says @StaceyLoscalzo, sharing her family's routines + the recent @Scholastic report

Slice of Life: When they read and when they don't, and letting kids go at their own pace, by @mariaburel 

What "I am the most passionate about writing are these books that get kids reading" James Patterson @GdnchildrensBks 

The @readingtub 2nd #Literacy + Life post features ways that music can contribute to literacy growth (+ book ideas)

I love @mrskatiefitz series on Early #Literacyin Everyday Places. Today features The Grocery Store

The Power of Mystery Series for Teen + Tweens (w/ suggested titles) by Ruth Shagoury @ChoiceLiteracy 

The Book is Not Dead! 6 reasons why the paper book is still loved from @TrevorHCairney  #literacy


Hey there, @FuseEight is on #KidLit TV, talking about her book (w/ @SevenImp + Peter Sieruta) Wild Things


This seems like good advice: Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone | @raisinghappines 

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Guest Author: Rin Chupeco and The Underrepresented (strong female) In Teen Fiction | @booksmugglers via @catagator

RT @DailyMirror Studious schoolgirl reads 942 books in a YEAR - and wishes she could have got through 1,000 

The @TIME "100 Best Young Adult Books Of All Time" Is Very White... And Not Very YA | @Bustle  via @PWKidsBookshelf

Love it. @medinger takes on @Time Magazine’s So-Called 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time (it includes #MGLit ) 

They Put THAT Into a Book for Kids?! Unexpected Elements in @NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing by @FuseEight 

The nitty gritty on authors, signings, and filthy lucre from @haleshannon  #kidlit

Breaking the Hypnotism of the Now | Mark Aronson in @sljournal on helping students break past immediate blockbusters 

Schools and Libraries

Ten Read-Aloud Lessons from group reading with Preschoolers, shared by @BookChook  #libraries

Five Trends That Make 2015 Worth Celebrating for school librarians | @sljournal Editorial by Rebecca T. Miller 

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Legacy Foundation aims to increase #literacy - @toledonews 

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | @Edutopia @WorldLib via @tashrow  #libraries

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools | @YohuruWilliams via @tashrow 

RT @JuleeMurphy Study: In-School Reading Time Is Key to Building Love of Reading via @educationweek

Very cool! Fayetteville Free Library’s Geek Girl Camp: Creating a Community of Future STEM Leaders | @sljournal 

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