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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 23

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This week we have, as usual, plenty of books lists, along with posts about the Cybils Awards, diversity, growing bookworms, reading-related events, literacy programs, reading, writing, publishing, schools, and libraries. 

Awards and Book Lists 

CCBlogC: Sparky! by Jenny Offill Wins 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a #PictureBook http://ow.ly/HJfww #kidlit

The 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards have been announced. @HornBook has the scoop (plus reviews) http://ow.ly/HEdR2 #kidlit

10 Math Books for Babies and Toddlers from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/HLTbR #kidlit #STEM

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Even More Science Fiction Picture Books! | #kidlit http://ow.ly/Hz7rM

20 New Classics Every Child Should Own by @JordanBNielsen @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/HMUEB #kidlit #diversity via @bkshelvesofdoom

So many of our favorites here: 12 Kids' Books Illustrated by @MarlaFrazee | compiled by @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/HEeOP #kidlit

10 Best Cootie-Free Valentine's Books for Boys from @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/HJf4l #kidlit

For MLK Day, @Book_Nut shares A Dozen Books about the African-American Experience http://ow.ly/Hz9Dz #kidlit

Soon to be needed in my house! 9 Easy Reader Series Starring Girls, from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/HLRul #kidlit

More titles for me to keep an eye on in: Series I'm Adding to 3rd Grade Classroom Library from @frankisibberson http://ow.ly/HLUZF

This week's Tuesday Ten @TesseractViewsshares books where humans have magical control or linking w/ animals http://ow.ly/HMORf #kidlit

Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers from Tom Palmer in @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/HN9kv via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

Ten Texts to Get Kids Talking by middle school language arts teacher Emily Rietz | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/HzcWx

At @HornBook @randyribay shares some of his favorite #GraphicNovels for high school students http://ow.ly/HMOqn #YALit

Stacked: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: YA Books With A Lot of Lying from @catagator http://ow.ly/Hz4b0 #YALit

The Great 2015 YA Series Round-Up from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/Hs3lY #YALit #BookList


Today's Featured #Cybils Revew is YA #Nonfiction title Be a Changemaker by @lauriethompson reviewed by Lcapizzo http://ow.ly/HMO3a

Today's Featured #Cybils Review: Brimsby’s Hats by Andrew Prahin, highlighted by @mteblogmama http://ow.ly/HEdBq

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is for #BookApp Angus the Irritable Bull – A funny story of friendship on the farm http://ow.ly/Hs1Du

This Month's Featured Blogger at #Cybils is Margo Tanenbaum, blogger at The Fourth Musketeer + @kidlitwhm http://ow.ly/Hz819 #kidlit

#Cybils 2014: A (Spoiler-Free) Peek Behind the Scenes from Round2 #GraphicNovel judge @aquafortis http://ow.ly/HEuZy


12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families from @momandkiddo #kidlit #BookList http://ow.ly/Hz0TW

Why Topics Of Social Justice Belong In Children's and Young Adult Books by @afrocubansista @dos_twinjas http://ow.ly/HMQ5g #diversity

More Libros Latin@s: 21 YA & MG Novels By/About Latinos in 2015! @LatinosInKidLit http://ow.ly/HLTAO #kidlit

#WeNeedDiverseBooks Launches Short Story Contest reports @CarolynSSun in @sljournal http://ow.ly/HEFOZ #diversity

Embracing the Modern Female Heroine – In All Her Forms | Ann Dye for @CBCBook #Diversity http://ow.ly/HEco0 #YALit

Women in Comics, #GraphicNovels Finally Getting Spotlight They Have Deserved for Generations @Bustle @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/HzaT3

Shining the Light: Announcing the Honorees for The Brown Bookshelf's 28 Days Later celebration of Black History Month http://ow.ly/Hz1u2

Where are all the interracial children’s books? asks @nevinmartell @washingtonpost http://ow.ly/HN8K8  via @PWKidsBookshelf

Events + Programs

It's Coming: Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10 (books you can't live without), says @cathymere #nf10for10 http://ow.ly/Hz28B

NationalReadathonDayThumb2A reminder from @abbylibrarian that Saturday 1/24 is National Readathon Day (12 to 4) http://ow.ly/HJfhy #timetoread @RandomHouseKids

More on National Readathon Day (Saturday, noon to 4 in your own time zone) from @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/HN7sO  #TimeToRead

Today is apparently National Hug Day. Here's a timely review from @cjfriess | Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo http://ow.ly/HIIba

What's happening in children's books in 2015? A literary calendar @GdnChildrensBks via @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/HLS89 #kidlit

IBGDposterLARGE-580x410Ahead of International Book Giving Day (2/14), get a book plate via @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/HEfvz #giveabook @bookgivingday (poster to left designed by Chris Haughton)

The @BookChook says: Let’s Celebrate International Book Giving Day 2015! Susan wrote a love letter to her #library http://ow.ly/Hz7V0

How can you get involved in International Book Giving Day, 2/14/2015? @cjfriess has the scoop! http://ow.ly/Hs2Qd #BookGivingDay

Spread the Word: Feb 4 is Global School Play Day says Peter Gray at Freedom to Learn blog http://ow.ly/HEfTz #GSPD

MCBookDay-white-21-300x234Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld says Claire Noland at A Field Trip Life http://ow.ly/HEFff

Press Release @MrSchuReads | CSLP Appoints Kate DiCamillo as New National #SummerReading Champion http://ow.ly/HEehf #libraries

PNC Bank’s $350 Million Early Learning Push | Lisa Kropp has the scoop in @sljournal http://ow.ly/HEFHj  #literacy

Gorgeous new PSA from @FirstBook + @Disney w/ goal to get 1M books to kids across the country #magicofstorytelling http://ow.ly/HEHAP

Growing Bookworms

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again @MaxEhrenfreund @washingtonpost http://ow.ly/Hs679 @Scholastic

True! How to get kids to read — let them pick their own damn books @voxdotcom via @tashrow http://ow.ly/Hs5E4 | Cites @scholastic report

Metacognitive (self-reflective) books: How early should they be introduced? asks Armida Lizarraga @HornBook http://ow.ly/HEgeo #kidlit

Read for Fun at Home (a.k.a. How to fight formal reading instruction in kindergarten) by @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/HIJlN

A defense from @ReadingShanahan of early reading instruction for kids (in response to a report to the contrary) http://ow.ly/HEuCq

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites : Martin Luther King, Junior Edition, supporting #literacy for kids in poverty http://ow.ly/Hz765

UK children’s reading shows simultaneous rise and decline. How can that add up? | @GuardianBooks via @tashrow http://ow.ly/Hs58H

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Do I Read This Sequel Or Not? Consult this Flowchart from @read4keeps http://ow.ly/HEtwA #kidlit #YALit

Funny post by @TheUglyVolvo | All of my Issues With the "Goodnight Moon" Bedroom via @FuseEight + @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/HIK4V

Over @bookriot a happy @catagator declares 2015 the Year of the Feminist YA Novel http://ow.ly/HMTUj via @bkshelvesofdoom #YALit

In a followup to earlier piece, @haleshannon answers readers' "burning questions about authors and filthy lucre" http://ow.ly/HMNyP

DBW 2015: @Amazon, Publishers Look to #Ebook Subscription Services as Discovery Platform http://ow.ly/HEGlp @matthewenis @LibraryJournal

Schools and Libraries

"Libraries are how people become readers" | A defense of funding for #libraries by Nicola Morgan @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/HMPlt

Fun photos! School #libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | @Guardian via @tashrow http://ow.ly/Hs4BB

The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing @anya1anya @NPR_ED http://ow.ly/HN8jI  via @PWKidsBookshelf

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