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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 18

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the National Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, Caldecott Awards, board books, books for babies, picture books, manga, diversity, magic tree house books, growing bookworms, events, literacy programs, parenting, kidlitcon, Pippi Longstocking, Jeff Kinney, schools, and libraries. 


Gallery: The 2015 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature — @100scopenotes #kidlit  

2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards Finalists Announced | via @tashrow #kidlit 

Recent #PictureBooks that the Calling Caldecott team @HornBook thinks you should have on your radar 

Book Lists

KidPages: Six (Recent) Board Book Favorites of @SunlitPages son (at ~1 year old)  #kidlit

Build a baby's library | 10-12 board books from categories like "high contrast" + "photographs" by @growingbbb  

For the end of summer: 10 Super Cool #PictureBooks about Ice Cream recommended by @rosemondcates #BookList 

A Tuesday Ten: 2015 Speculative Fiction Picture Books! | @TesseractViews #kidlit 

8 Wonderfully Wordless Picture Books (including WHERE'S WALRUS?) | Janssen Bradshaw @ReadBrightly 

10 to Note: Fall Children's Book Preview 2015 from @100scopenotes 

A useful resource for anyone: Best Books to Give at a Baby Shower: The Librarians’ List, compiled by @rebeccazdunn 

#Nonfiction #PictureBook Wednesday: 10 beginning read alouds | @carriegelson 

A list I'll be saving: 19 Book Series for Kids Who Like Magic Tree House, from @momandkiddo #kidlit 

Blowing the shofar, again, for fine books celebrating Rosh Hashanah for boys and girls @HornBook  #kidlit 

15 New Manga Series to Freshen Up Teen Collections |Brigid Alverson @sljournal #YALit 

Events + Programs

Charleston Library Hands Out “Some Girls Are” After School Bans Book | by @Llauren @sljournal  @catagator @courtney_s 

At Stacked, @catagator shares the very positive response to the Some Girls Are by @courtney_s Donation Drive 

On the joy of running into "Jack and Annie" at the JetBlue terminal (my kid would be thrilled) from @HornBook... 

Book Truck to tour U.S. to promote reading in Spanish | @FoxNewsLatino via @PWKidsBookshelf #DiverseBooks 

Growing Bookworms

#RaisingReaders Monday: The Importance of #ReadingAloud w/ Older Kids, guest post by @emmablandsmith @kateywrites 

A post (w/ photos) to inspire any book loving parent from @SunlitPages | #RaisingReaders: Make a Library in Your Home 

What I’ve Learned (about my sons) from the Books My Kids Love | @DeniseSchipani @ReadBrightly 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareDon't miss the Middle Grade Madness Panel at #KidLitCon, Saturday 10/10 at 2:45 - @MsParenthetical #kidlit 

Attend #KidLitCon 2015. Meet Fellow #KidLit Fans like @MsYingling @lizb @Everead @bottomshelfbks @Book_Nut + more! 

This month's Featured Blogger at #Cybils is Paula Wiley ( @pwbalto ), this year's #KidLitCon co-chair w/ @SheilaRuth 

Going Wide: Beyond Your Blog | writing for yourself vs. writing for pay - Saturday at 1:30 at #KidLitCon  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Pippi Longstocking: a feminist, an optimist, a free thinker, an inspiration | @GdnChildrensBks via @PWKidsBookshelf

Author, Artist, + Now Bookstore Owner: “Wimpy Kid” Creator Jeff Kinney’s Latest Endeavor | Brigid Alverson @sljournal  

Pictures, advice + more | 10 Reason to Read Kids' Books Instead of ‘Grown-Up’ Books by Isabelle Sudron @NerdyBookClub 

I LOVE this. Top Ten Reasons You Should Be “Playing Booky”, e.g. "Reading diminishes stress", from @kateywrites 

Market or Institutions or Both? Which Route Produces the Best Kids' Books by @EmmaBarnesWrite @AwfullyBigBlog 

Disability in Kidlit is seeking a new team member for their blog @DisabilityInLit #DiverseBooks 


"When we model... behavior of being plugged in... it shows our kids that technology is more important" @greenbeanblog  

Schools and Libraries

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use #PictureBooks w/ Middle and High School Students | Linda Jacobson @sljournal 

"You can protect the read aloud" + more | What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture – @PernilleRipp  

Pedaling Librarians Bring 'Books on Bikes' to Children and the Masses - NBC's @joefryer via @PWKidsBookshelf 

How to help kids prioritize reading during the school year as "Reader Leaders" by @donalynbooks @Scholastic 

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