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TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils Awards, diversity, black history month, international book giving day, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, and Dr. Seuss.


Press Release @MrSchuReads | 8th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalists Announced @CBCBook | Kids vote next! http://ow.ly/JlAjU 

Book Lists

Inventors, Innovators, and Inspirers | Great Picture Book Biographies | Joy Fleishhacker @sljournal http://ow.ly/JdxAq #BookList

Read it Again Momma! @BooksBabiesBows Two-Year-Old's Current Book Rotation, or books toddlers will want to re-read http://ow.ly/J8YZ5

18 Math Picture Books for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/JlzuD #BookList #kidlit

Nice resource from Jean Little Library: #BookList of Read-Aloud or Easy Nonfiction (mostly science + animal books) http://ow.ly/J8ZWZ

Another list from @momandkiddo for me to save for my daughter: Early Chapter Books for 5 to 8 Year Olds http://ow.ly/J8Yi0 #kidlit

Not-to-be-Missed 2014 Middle Grade Novels │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | Deborah B. Ford @sljournal http://ow.ly/JdxXg #BookList

The Best Place to Hide: Some Favourite Children's Books about Dens and Hiding Out by Emma Barnes @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/JdBV1

2015 Great #GraphicNovels for Teens selected by @YALSA via @tashrow http://ow.ly/JlsTc  #BookList


In case you somehow missed it, the 2014 #Cybils Award Winners were announced today. Some wonderful books here: http://ow.ly/J47h2

On the #Cybils blog: Fun Stuff! The Winners: What’s Being Said http://ow.ly/J8Zt0 #kidlit #yalit

On the #Cybils blog: A Note to Publishers, Authors, and Illustrators from Publisher Liaison @SheilaRuth http://ow.ly/Jlsym  #kidlit


Ciel Rouge - 2015 YA Reads Written by Authors of Color http://ow.ly/JdCQW via @bkshelvesofdoom #WeNeedDiverseBooks #YALit

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015) from @fuseeight http://ow.ly/JdBIf #DiverseBooks

Perceptions of #Diversity in Book Reviews, Part 1 "Scarcely Plausible" by @malindalo @diversityinya http://ow.ly/J20Y2 @bkshelvesofdoom

So Many (Too Many?) Issues": Perceptions of #Diversity in Book Reviews 2 @malindalo @diversityinya http://ow.ly/J21rT @bkshelvesofdoom

2015 Rainbow List, top 10 books w/ “significant GLBT content, and which are aimed at youth, birth - age 18” http://ow.ly/J8XMl @tashrow

Jen R at Biblio File graphs stats from @CCBCwisc report on 2014 books by/about people of color http://ow.ly/JltJd  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

And here are detailed @CCBCwisc 2014 Statistics on books by and about people of color http://ow.ly/Jlz5A  via @bkshelvesofdoom #diversity

The @CCBCwisc Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity reports @publisherswkly http://ow.ly/Jm3SG  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Other links re Children's Books by and about People of Color Published in the United States in 2014 @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/Jlzoi 

Events (Book Giving Day + Black History Month)

IBGDposterLARGE-580x410International Book Giving Day ... Books = Love, says A Field Trip Life http://ow.ly/J23A5 #BookGivingDay

7 Core Values to Celebrate During Black History Month from @LEEandLOW blog via @CynLeitichSmith http://ow.ly/J23hc

Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive @BooklistReader via @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/Jhc35 #BookList

Today kicks off #Nonfiction Picture Book Event: Reading Aloud Nonfiction #nf10for10 says @cathymere http://ow.ly/Jls4Q 

Growing Bookworms

TeenReadingDeclineInfographicNationalBookNew website http://SightWords.com has printable flashcards, teaching strategies, and games for kids learning to read http://ow.ly/J46SP

Video of the Week from @MrSchuReads : Kate DiCamillo Talks About the Importance of Reading Aloud http://ow.ly/JdY4Y #literacy

Sigh. Infographic from @nationalbook | Reading Among Teenagers in Decline | @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/JdBwn (click image to enlarge)

Sigh! 'The End' of the bedtime story? 1 in 3 parents never read to children before bed, says survey @DailyMirror http://ow.ly/J1zKv

How Children Learn To Read, research results shared by @mkonnikova in @NewYorker via @Jon_Scieszka http://ow.ly/J1Zbl

A Dr. + Researcher on Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind @NPR_ED via @Jon_Scieszka http://ow.ly/J1YJI

Do you give your kids books for Valentine's Day? Amy @SunlitPages does. http://ow.ly/J22ml


Finding your sweet spot: How to be happier and more productive – by doing less - @GlobeAndMail + @raisinghappines http://ow.ly/JhdFs

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Interesting... The Unlikable Female Character: Thoughts on Middle Grade Literature — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Jhd3j

Interesting post @TheVampedUpVan| Gem’s Rant: You Can’t Be Pretty in #YALit Unless You Say You’re Not via @GNomadness http://ow.ly/Jeflk

Reading, Depression + Me by @catagator @bookriot (treating depression -> enjoying reading more) http://ow.ly/JdCtr via @bkshelvesofdoom

Children’s books are written to be re-read. Why are they not considered worthy of major awards? @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/JdtLp

2015: The Year of the Spiders and the Flies in #kidlit, declares @fuseeight http://ow.ly/J8Ytr

Tips for Asking for Advice or Help from Professional Colleagues (or People You Know from the Internet)* @molly_wetta http://ow.ly/JigCl 

A new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss picture book is coming out July 28, says @AmazonBooks http://ow.ly/Jhe9T @RandomHouseKids

Really? Jonathan Franzen Says Young Adult Lit Equals "Moral Simplicity" and It's a Tired Insult says @Bustle http://ow.ly/Jm4lv 

We’re talking about young adult fiction all wrong, stop being reductive @kylefowle in A.V. Club http://ow.ly/Jm4Ll  via @PWKidsBookshelf

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