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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 2

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are a LOT of links this time, because I was traveling over Christmas, and stored everything up for when I returned. Topics this week include book lists (many!), book awards, the Cybils awards (many links there, too!), diversity, growing bookworms, events, programs, research, schools, libraries, reading, publishing, and the kidlitosphere.

First up, just for fun (no link): My four year old daughter has started saying "YEZZZ!" instead of "Yes", in homage to the Fly Guy books @Scholastic

Book Lists and Awards

#BookList: 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2014, nicely categorized, from @fuseeight http://ow.ly/GFHHF #kidlit

Little Miss Muffet's Favorites: Great Books for 0-12 Month Olds from mom + former librarian @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/GBKwQ #kidlit

#BookList | A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | #kidlit featuring significant gifts of speculative nature http://ow.ly/GzhAy

#BookList | 10 Picture Books About the Calendar from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/GzbNk #kidlit

#BookList from @NonfictionDetec | The Best #Nonfiction Books for kids of 2014 http://ow.ly/Gz83E via @tashrow

#BookList |12 Favorite Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Books of 2014 from @semicolonblog http://ow.ly/GzhaT #kidlit

#BookList | Favorite Picture Books for Kids from the Picture Book of the Day Team @growingbbb http://ow.ly/Gz9PC #kidlit

Rounding out the Top 20 Books of 2014: 5-1 from @100scopenotes + @MrSchuReads http://ow.ly/Gz6ry #kidlit

Top Picture Books Lists of the Year (lists that received the most visits) from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/Gz9X9 #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for #Poetry + Novels in Verse Announced by @MaryLeeHahn @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/GE6rv #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for #GraphicNovels, shared by @katsok @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/GBKI9 #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for Early Readers and Chapter Books Announced by @alybee930 @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Gzhs7 #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for MG/YA #Nonfiction Announced by @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Gzh6Q #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for #Nonfiction Picture Books, announced by @CBethM @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/GzdBZ #kidlit

2014 Nerdy Awards for Fiction Picture Books, announced by #Cybils judge @ProfessorNana @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/GzcrG #kidlit


The #cybils Shortlists are LIVE! Happy New Year! http://www.cybils.com/2015/01/the-2014-finalists.html …

Jean Little Library: #Cybils Awards; or, Putting my money where my mouth is (for library purchases), edition 2014 http://ow.ly/GFHlR

The 2014 #Cybils Finalists have been announced! @bkshelvesofdoom throws confetti + shares the #YAlit finalists http://ow.ly/GFHaE

The #Cybils Shortlists + how to get involved next time for bloggers from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/GFH2n #kidlit

Story Time Secrets: #Cybils Finalists and Panelists: Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/GFGXH @Cybils

Starting the year off with a wee bit of squee! #Cybils Easy Reader finalist @melissawiley on this year's @Cybils http://ow.ly/GFGq9

They're Here! Some Observations on the 2014 #Cybils Awards from @aquafortis http://ow.ly/GFRkV  #diversity #kidlit


Yay! My #Cybils nominee for YA Speculative Fiction, The Living by @mattdelapena was shortlisted! http://www.cybils.com/2014-finalists-speculative-fiction-for-young-adults … @cybils

#Cybils Statistics on Fiction Picture Book Nominees from Round 1 Judge Jennifer at Jean Little Library http://ow.ly/Gzhne #diversity

Thoughts on being a Round 1 #Cybils panelist in Middle Grade Fiction from @ea12l http://ow.ly/GFRXs  #kidlit

Today's featured #Cybils Review: Don’t Even Think About It by @SarahMlynowski reviewed at In Bed With Books http://ow.ly/GBINy

Yesterday's Featured #Cybils Review: Blood of My Blood by @BarryLyga reviewed by @Polking at Guys Lit Wire http://ow.ly/GzeWY #YALit

Another belated #Cybils Featured Review: A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham, reviewed by @RemenarReads http://ow.ly/GzbH7

A belated Featured #Cybils Review: Bird & Squirrel on Ice, reviewed by Nicola at It's All Comic to Me: http://ow.ly/Gza7D

#Cybils Wrap-Up and Round 1 YASF Statistics from panelist @mosylu http://ow.ly/GCoxc #YALit

Round 2 easy reader/early chapter book judge @PragmaticMom shares her excitement on #Cybils judging http://ow.ly/Gz9vp

An Interview with Maureen @mosylu Librarian and KitLit Blogger, mentions #cybils http://ow.ly/GemiF #kidlit


DiversityMonthIconWorth reading! Why we host a month full of #diversity from @dos_twinjas http://ow.ly/GFHNZ #WeNeedDiverseBooks #kidlit

Representing #Diversity on 2014 YA Book Covers by @malindalo @diversityinya http://ow.ly/Gzgck via @CynLeitichSmith

2014 Overview from @TesseractViews | #Diversity in #kidlit Speculative Fiction for the Year http://ow.ly/GzeuI

Editorial from @RogerReads @HornBook on Why #WNDB and a diversity of #diverse books, too (not all prize-winners) http://ow.ly/GzfWI

3 On A #YAlit Theme: Characters With Disabilities from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/Gz6UK #WeNeedDiverseBooks

A nice resource: African-American Interest Young Readers Titles, 2014–2015 from @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/GzcgV via @FuseEight

Events, Programs and Research

Hpa-logoRead good books, do good deeds | Sara Danver @HornBook on @TheHPAlliance http://ow.ly/GzfsM #activism

January 27 Designated Multicultural Children's Book Day, reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/Gz7hO via @CynLeitichSmith #diversity

It's not too late! Make books + spreading the joy of reading part of your family traditions urges Carol Rasco @RIFWEB http://ow.ly/Gz7Cs

Growing Bookworms

Favorite #Literacy Ideas Posts of 2014 @growingbbb http://ow.ly/Gzhg3

10 Favorite #Literacy Ideas for Preschool (selected from posts during the year) @growingbbb http://ow.ly/GzbsX

#RaisingReaders Monday: Using e-readers with newly independent readers | @kateywrites http://ow.ly/Gzb57 #literacy

Delightful post from @momandkiddo | Learn to Read with Jokes: Laughter and #Literacy Go Together http://ow.ly/Gz75W

20 Great Travel or Holiday Games recommended by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/Gzbg3 #literacy


I found #10 timely: 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently W/ The World| Alena Hall @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/GBHHF via @SheilaRuth


KidlitCon2014_cubeSome great #KidLitCon photos in @dos_twinjas Year in Review roundup post http://ow.ly/GBJkw #DiverseBooks

In the midst of the #Cybils excitement, a #KidlitCon Announcement / Intermission from @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/Gz9IT

A Year of Reading Turns NINE! Happy Blog Birthday to @MaryLeeHahn + @frankisibberson http://ow.ly/GFHAy #kidlitosphere

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Perfect for holiday time, some nice excerpts showing Families in Books @medinger (inspired by @GuardianBooks ) http://ow.ly/GE6BL

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks reports @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/Gz8mj via @tashrow #GdnTeenMembers

"Where Are All The Boy Books?" You're Buying Them | @catagator @bookriot analyzes top @Amazon #kidlit sellers http://ow.ly/Gz6MY

Schools and Libraries

Food for thought for educators in this post by @cathymere | Teaching and Learning in an Idea Economy http://ow.ly/GBK6b

Seeing It For Myself – Top 10 Things I Have Observed as Young Readers Are Given Choice by @jamibookmom @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Gz9dl

Salt Lake City Public Library Proposes 24/7 Operations, reports @LibraryJournal http://ow.ly/Gz89x via @tashrow

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