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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 21

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils awards, KidLitCon, feminism, growing bookworms, reading, kidlitosphere, literacy, brain activity, publishing, self-publishing, schools, and libraries. 

Book Lists

Does your child have Back to School Butterflies? @RIFWEB suggests 3 books to help. #kidlit  

Picture Books that Teach Kids to Combat Racism, a new @momandkiddo #BookList #DiverseBooks 

Race, Racism & Equality: Children's Books for all Ages, a #BookList from @TrevorHCairney #DiverseBooks 

Tears will Be Shed: Heart-Wrenching Novels for Middle Grades │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | @sljournal #kidlit 

A Tuesday Ten #BookList from @TesseractViews | Female Protagonists in 2015 Middle Grade Fantasy 

Urban YA Fantasy Genre Guide from @molly_wetta  "a blend of the magic + the mundane... in a real-world urban setting"


Cybils-Logo-2015-Web-LgIsn't the new 2015 Cybils Logo beautiful? Great work by @aquafortis in honor of #Cybils 10th birthday! 

Hey there kidlit + YAlit bloggers: t's time for the 2015 #Cybils Call for Judges #poetry #graphicnovels #nonfiction 

New blog post: Announcing the 2015 #Cybils organizing team, including returnees @ReadingTub + @aquafortis #kidlit 

Get involved with the 2015 #Cybils awards or watch the Walking Dead? @ReadingTub on why this is a no-brainer #kidlit  

5 Things I Love About Judging the Cybils from @mrskatiefitz | Connecting, deep discussions, prof development + more 

5 reasons to apply to be a #Cybils Judge (w/ particular reference to middle grade spec fic) from chair @charlotteslib 

Five Reasons to Apply as a #Cybils Judge + what @SheilaRuth is looking for in #YALit Speculative Fiction panelists 

"It's the most wonderful time of the year! The #Cybils are starting!" @MsYingling has the scoop 

Love reading + discussing #kidlit ? 3 reasons why #Cybils judging may be just the place for you, from @brandymuses 

Diversity + Gender

Stacked: Announcing: Part One of FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD (feminist anthology for teens) Contributions @catagator  

Understanding + exploring ways dift forms of social oppression intersect, intersectional feminism #BookList @bookriot 

Growing Bookworms

How Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren worked as a family read-aloud for @SunlitPages #kidlit 

Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Zoo, fun ideas from @mrskatiefitz  

Must-read post by @Cynthia_Lord @NerdyBookClub on the importance of making kids feel good about their reading choices 

Reading to kids has a "very important role to play in building brain networks", among other benefits @PerriKlass 

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites | On the joy of imaginary friends, with #KidLit #BookList 

Avoid the Summer Snide | validation from @readingtub for parents feeling guilty over letting reading practice slide 

A List of Visual #Literacy Resources for kids from @BookChook | from storytelling to activities 

Choosing a great chapter book to read aloud | advice from @MaryAnnScheuer + some friends for home or school #kidlit 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareYay! Due to exciting early registration numbers + some generous sponsorships we are extending the #KidLitCon Early... 

New podcast show about children's books from @100scopenotes + @colbysharp | The Yarn  

Double the shark books for #KidLitCon attendees, thaks to Dr. Ellen Prager and @MightyPress 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

12 Things Every Book Nerd Loved As A Kid, Like Book Fair Books (OBVIOUSLY) @juliaseales @Bustle  via @PWKidsBookshelf

Why aren't there more grandparents in children's books? asks @brushingboots in @TeleGoodLife  via @PWKidsBookshelf

The books I loved as a child have lasted – but the world has changed | Owen Duffy @GuardianBooks 

Why do books still exist, asks a teenager. Because they are "truly magical" | @GdnChildrensBks 

From Harry Potter Latin to Hunger Games Rome: the classical jokes hiding in #kidlit @GdnchildrensBks  @PWKidsBookshelf

Schools and Libraries

50 Lbs of Books, Paper, + Toys Delivered to South African Preschoolers from kids in VA @amlibraries @PWKidsBookshelf 

Study finds taking notes in longhand (more selective) -> better performance than taking them on PC  @MindShiftKQED 

On accepting the identify of students who hate reading, and helping them to like it a bit more by @PernilleRipp 

At Any Given Moment We Have the Power to Stop the Hate of Reading, and make reading fun again  @PernilleRipp #teaching

Useful post (+ comments) for Indie authors: Why Librarians Don’t Want to Buy Your Self-Published Book by @molly_wetta  

w/ focus on boosting the weakest students, America’s smartest children aren't being pushed to do their best @WSJ OpEd 

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