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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 25

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, picture books, chapter books, norse mythology, the Cybils Awards, pirates, Poetry Friday, raising readers, kidlitcon, imaginary friends, monsters, school and diverse books. 


It's time for the Newbery / Caldecott 2016: Fall Prediction Edition @fuseeight #kidlit  

Celebrating the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award Winners @HornBook  #kidlit

Today is 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book #Nonfiction Award Day @HornBook #kidlit 

Book Lists

Great #PictureBooks to Use for Teaching Kids about Aha Moments from @PernilleRipp  #kidlit 

#BookList of #PictureBooks About Monsters, with "scare factor numbers" from not scary at all + up, by @growingbbb 

All In A School Day | #PictureBook Perspectives on the School Experience, #BookList by Joy Fleishhacker @sljournal 

Big List of Favorite Books About Fall from @rebeccazdunn | apples, equinox, harvest, leaves, scarecrows + more 

Funny Early Readers Sure to Hook Kids Who Are Learning to Read | @MirandaBW@ReadBrightly #kidlit

22 Alternative (appealing, funny, kid-friendly) Book Series to Junie B. Jones for Kids from @momandkiddo #kidlit 

Companions Steadfast and True | Great Books about Imaginary Friends |#BookList by Joy Fleishhacker @sljournal

Get Ready for @CampHalfBlood 's The Sword of Summer w/ 6 Books Featuring Norse Mythology, @charlotteslib @BNKids 


Cybils 2015: @kimberlymarief a #YALit Speculative Fiction Judge for Round 1 shares titles she thinks may be nominated 

Start thinking about your #Cybils nominations. Here's the Easy Reader/Early Chapter Books Category Description 

To help you plan for #Cybils nominations (Opening 10/1), here's the Fiction Picture Books Category Description 

 Fiction #PictureBook Introductions (Round 1 Panelists) from new category chair @ReadingTub

As you think about what #GraphicNovels to nominate for the #Cybils Awards on 10/1, here's the Category Description  

Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-LgDid you know that the #Cybils Awards include a #BookApps Category? Here's the Description from @cppotter

Are you thinking about #Cybils nominations? Here's the Elementary/Middle Grade #NonFiction Category Description

Meet the 2015 #Cybils Fiction #PictureBookJudges (Round 2) | @readingtub

What the #Cybils YA #Nonfiction Category is looking for in 2015 nominations by @scharle4

"The @Cybils hopes to find realistic fiction books that ... make Middle Grade readers want to keep turning the pages"

Events + Programs

Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here are some #kidlit pirate book recommendations from @ReadBrightly @tashrow 

#PoetryFriday: Constitution Day, Citizenship Day Plus Announcement of #Cybils #Poetry Panels from @JoneMac53  

Now this is cool McDonald’s in UK to distribute extracts from Roald Dahl stories | @TheBookseller @PWKidsBookshelf 

Growing Bookworms

How to Start Reading Chapter Books with Your Preschooler or Kindergartner | Janssen Bradshaw @ReadBrightly 

How I get my kids to read | @kateywrites re-shares post w/ tips by @JuliaAnnMace for #Rasising Readers Monday  

Early #Literacy Around the House: The Washing Machine (e.g. "Sort clothing into given categories") from @mrskatiefitz 

6 Tips to Make Reading Fun, Not Frustrating (e.g. "Let kids choose their own books")| @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquare“And the winner is …” @zaftigbabe will moderate panel on #kidlit book awards at #KidLitCon Friday 9/9 at 2pm  

Some fabulous new additions to the #KidLitCon 2015 attendee list here:  It's not too late to sign up!

Lots of #KidLit Tidbits in Morning Notes: Baton-Twirling Edition — @100scopenotes 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Children's Books as Windows, Mirrors, and temporary escapes from difficult lives by @katsok #kidlit   

The Plot Twist: #EBook Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead | Alexandra Alter @NYTimes 


Useful: 5 Questions Better Than "How Was Your Day?" to ask kids after school, by @DrAndreaBonior via @ReadBrightly 

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