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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 13

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics include book awards, book lists (many!), the Cybils awards, diversity, growing bookworms, literacy-related events, reading, publishing, social media, libraries, and schools. And speaking of the Cybils Awards, stay tuned. Cybils winners will be announced TOMORROW, February 14th. I promise you, they are fabulous!


Book Awards: A defense of not including kid appeal in the criteria for the #ALAyma from @greenbeanblog #kidlit

RT @SevenImp: The 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners: … @EJKeats

2015 Kate Greenaway Medal picture book prize longlist - in pictures from @GdnChildrensBks via @100scopenotes

Nice #kidlit Awards Roundup @sljournal | The Cook Prize, Edgar Nominees, Sydney Taylor Award, and More

Rounding up the 2015 Mock Printz Awards @bkshelvesofdoom #ALAyma #YALit

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 longlist was announced, via @eurocrime #kidlit #YALit

2015 Notable Children's Books announced by @alscblog via @tashrow #kidlit #YALit

Book Lists

At Jean Little Library: Jennifer shares her verdict on several Valentine's Day Board Books #BookList #KidLit

17 Picture Books for Chinese New Year from @rosemondcates #BookList #kidlit

WOMEN MAKE PICTURE BOOKS TOO: the 2014 edition… from @LaurelSnyder via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

15 Guessing Game Picture Books from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit#BookList

A timely @missrumphius Thematic Book List for Northeasterners: Extreme Weather #kidlit #nonfiction

Another useful Thematic Book List from @missrumphius | Weather (An Introduction) #kidlit #nonfiction

Rhyming Books that You Can SING! (and why you should) from @ThisReadingMom #BookList #literacy

Math Books for Preschoolers, a #BookList from @momandkiddo #kidlit

9 Easy Reader Series Starring Boys from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit #BookList

A fun #BookList | 10 Adventure Early Chapter Books For Kids age 5-8 from @momandkiddo

Some series recommendations for newer readers for after they finish Magic Treehouse Books by @wendy_lawrence #kidlit

A #BookList for building empathy in students, from Stacy Tell @HornBook #kidlit

Here's a fun #BookList | 10 Books for Kids: All About Pizza! @growingbbb #kidlit

Ten Books for Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by @GigiMcAreads @NerdyBookClub #kidlit #BookList

Top 10 children's books on death and bereavement selected by Holly Webb @GdnChildrensBks #kidlit via @tashrow

Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews features Otherworld Fantasies (stories taking place completely in another world) #kidlit

The latest Stacked Get Genrefied post: #YALit Urban Fantasy @catagator @kimberlymarief

USBBY Presents Its 10th Annual Outstanding International Books List | @usbby @sljournal #kidlit

Graphic Nonfiction "is a surefire hit" for Teens says @DibblyFresh in @sljournal (w/ #BookList )

The 2015 Amelia Bloomer list of recommended feminist literature for kids has been released. See @bkshelvesofdoom

Roundup of @YALSA 's 2015 booklists plus links to relevant reviews from @bkshelvesofdoom #YALit

A 2015 #SummerReading List for Visually Impaired Young Patrons — @fuseeight @NYPL #KidLit


#Cybils winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 14 in all categories. Stay tuned for amazing, kid-friendly books!

Today's Featured #Cybils Review: Pointe by @brandycolbert reviewed by @whimsicallyours #YALit

Today's Featured #Cybils Review: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by @MayaVanWagenen reviewed by @scharle4

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, reviewed by @carriebrowntx

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Death Sworn by Leah Cypress, reviewed by @ceceliabedelia #YALit

Today's Featured #Cybils #GraphicNovel Review: Shadow Hero by @geneluenyang reviewed by @aquafortis

Yesterday's Featured #Cybils #BookApp Review: Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats by RocketWagon, blurbed by @colbysharp

#BookLIst of #Cybils Finalists featuring African American protags/themes/authors for Black History Month @aquafortis


Selection is Privilege, says @amyeileenk responding to librarians who don't select #diverse books for communities

Tackling #Diversity: One Writer's Story ("I'm limited by my experiences") by James Preller @NerdyBookClub

Stacked: 7 More 2015 YA Books with #Diversity on the Cover @catagator #YALit

Events + Programs

IBGDposterLARGE-580x410Coming Soon, International Book Giving Day 2015! Suggestions + links from @BookChook #BookGivingDay 2/14/15

At The Brown Bookshelf, information about the 23rd annual African American Children’s Book Fair #Diversity #kidlit

Comic Book Stores to Launch Children's Book Week with a Bang. Free Comic Book Day = May 2 @PublishersWkly

Growing Bookworms

Rekindling her blog, @donalynbooks shares research supporting the importance of kids' independent reading #literacy

#RaisingReaders Monday: Reading with Kids Gets Graphic | @kateywrites #kidlit #GraphicNovels

Books + Strategies for 8yo Boy Reluctant Readers @PragmaticMom #GraphicNovels #nonfiction

5 Graphic Novels we Loved! + benefits to reading #GraphicNovels from @StackingBks #RaisingReaders

Making Homework More Relevant and Useful for Learning by @TrevorHCairney #literacy

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Calling Illustrators … @SevenImp reports that Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is looking for illustrators (+ fun interview)

Detailed piece on Harper Lee Bombshell: How News of Book Related to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Unfolded from @WSJ

Literary Hub Is a New Home for Book Lovers, "one-stop shop of bookish aggregation" says @WSJ

For bloggers, thoughts on book reviews and criticism from @bkshelvesofdoom + her Twitter PLN

Stacked: The Rise of Suicide in YA Fiction and Exploring Personal Biases in Reading from @catagator #YALit

Schools and Libraries

Nice! "reasons to make books available to young people in school libraries, + to encourage their use" @AwfullyBigBlog

Social Media

Some suggestions for new users (especially educators) for Reaching Out on Twitter from @cathymere

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