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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 9

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I have the usual smattering of book lists, along with links to stories about diversity, growing bookworms, literacy programs, reading, publishing, schools, libraries, parenting, and the kidlitosphere. As there were many links related to the Cybils awards this week, I published those separately yesterday

Book Lists + Awards

Four picture books to get your kid reading, selected by @JGCanada #KidLit #BookList

The SSHEL Library shares a #BookList to brighten January: Funny Fairy Tales #kidlit

30 Books to Share with Kids and Teens on Valentine’s Day from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit #YALit

New Thematic #BookList for kids from @missrumphius on Water and the Water Cycle #kidlit

Tissue Box Novels for Middle Graders | JLG’s Booktalks to Go | @sljournal #kidlit

Stacked: On The Radar: 12 #YAlit Books to keep an eye on for January, selected by @catagator

The latest Stacked: Get Genrefied post features #YALit Memoirs @catagator @kimberlymarief #nonfiction

New Stacked #BookList from @kimberlymarief : Ancient Historical YA Fiction #YALit

2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction Announced by @donalynbooks + @NerdyBookClub Part One #YALit

2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction Announced by @donalynbooks + @NerdyBookClub Part Two #YALit

Here's the @Time list of 100 Best Children's Books of All Time  via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit


Cybils-Logo-2014-Rnd1Good for a laugh. Several Huh? Moments in Middle Grade Speculative Fiction from @semicolonblog #Cybils

The rest of the Cybils-related links were shared separately this week.

Diversity and Diverse Book Lists

2015 New Releases in LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction rounded up by @molly_wetta #YALit

On finding Multicultural Books for Beginning Readers by Shari Frost @ChoiceLiteracy #kidlit

Guest post at Brown Bookshelf: This Black History Month, Let’s Support (Kids') Reading Achievement, Fitness, Health

Events, Programs and Research

Missouri: St. Louis County Library’s New “Born to Read” Will Give Free Books to Newborns and Parents | @infodocket

Nonprofit @FirstBook Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them @NPR  #literacy

Happy Meals Books return at McDonald's (+ they are real books this time!)  @suntimes @RIFWEB @harperchildrens

Growing Bookworms

How to Turn Kids into Readers: "it’s all about joy" says Josie Leavitt @PublishersWkly #literacy

The Most Popular New Year's Resolutions Parents Have For Their Kids? Reading reports @HuffingtonPost  @PWKidsBookshelf

Terry kicks off new her #Literacy + Life series @ReadingTub w/ Books + (easy) literacy activites about Snow 

#RaisingReaders Monday: Family Reading Round-Up @kateywrites has lots of great resource links, including #Cybils

Picture Books vs Beginning Reader Books as used with young learners at Home Grown Books via @ChoiceLiteracy

Study @Scholastic Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own, reports @NYTimes 


Lots of great tidbits in Morning Notes: Secret Town Edition @100scopenotes including #cybils + @goraina

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Giving Kids Their Future: Why We Need Science Fiction (beyond dystopias) For Kids @TesseractViews #kidlit

What’s Trending? Hot Themes in $kidlit and what we want to see @FuseEight for @sljournal #WeStillNeedDiverseBooks

Useful stuff for authors and bloggers, too | Social Media Marketing 101 for Authors from @PragmaticMom

Is It Possible to Read "Too Many Books?" @Miss_Fictional thinks so, and offers advice for avoiding reading burnout

The New Wave of #GraphicNovels, incl. expansion to include more women and younger readers @WSJ

Along with her 2014 Reading Stats, @catagator shares copy of a Google doc she's using to track reading-related data

Great tips from guest @SunlitPages at @momandkiddo | How to Find Time to Read (Without Neglecting Your Children)

Kudos from @FuseEight to those who Try Something New in the 21st Century Children’s Publishing Market #kidlit


Useful post from @BookChook | Helping Preschool Kids Get Ready for Big School #parenting

Ways to encourage your kids to be "geeks" w/ interest in “hard” subjects of STEM at

Schools and Libraries

Lots of tips! On author school visits....a school librarian's perspective from Dawn Finch @AwfullyBigBlog

Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015 | @NPR_ED via @PWKidsBookshelf #CommonCore #Testing #Teaching

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How #Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read @NPR via @PWKidsBookshelf #literacy

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