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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 4

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: book awards, writing contests, nonfiction, book lists, picture books, young adult fiction, easy readers, diversity, the Cybils awards, growing bookworms, raising readers, book clubs, writing, intersectionality, learning to read, kidlitcon, kidlitosphere, entitlement, schools, and libraries. 

Awards + Contests

The 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Award Shortlist via @tashrow  #kidlit #YALit 

It's time for the @MrsPStorytime 7th Annual “Be-A-Famous-Writer” Contest! @MrSchuReads has the scoop 

Book Lists

#Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: A Starter Kit Collection for teachers from @CarrieGelson #kidlit  

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Four New Books reviewed, plus list of other #kidlit titles from @randomlyreading 

Women Make #PictureBooks Too, the 2015 edition!!! from @LaurelSnyder | She welcomes your suggestions #kidlit 

Best #PictureBooks for the New School Year! suggested by Esme Raji Codell #BookList 

Great #kidlit resource: Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, August 2015 from @mrskatiefitz 

Great resource! 6 Multicultural Easy Reader Series, with title lists, from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit #DiverseBooks 

Real World Readers: Focus on Attention-Grabbing Titles: comic adventure, humor, nonfiction + more from @sljournal 

Read Aloud Books for Autumn that the Whole Family Will Love (they have a cozy feel) from @momandkiddo 

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | Speculative #kidlit Fiction from 2015 focused on animals

On The Radar for @catagator at Stacked: 14 September YA Reads  #YALit #BookList

There's a lot of great new #YALit coming out in September | @bkshelvesofdoom has the scoop @KirkusReviews  

Audiobooks: Realistic fiction tackles teen issues while it entertains | Sharon Grover & Liz Hannegan @sljournal 

Books (beyond bestsellers) To Read If You Love The Perks of Being A Wallflower from @catagator @bookriot  #YALit

Stacked: Big round-up of this fall's new #YA Horror novels from @catagator 


Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-LgAn Ode to the @MotherReader of the #Cybils Fiction Picture Books category from new chair @ReadingTub #kidlit 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: Anne Levy ( @zaftigbabe ), Executive Director 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: @SheilaRuth Publisher Liaison (and #KidLitCon co-organizer this year) 

JenRobinsonArmor2Hey, that's me being profiled on the @Cybils blog today, as #Literacy Evangelist + Social Media Guru #Cybils 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: Sarah Stevenson ( @aquafortis ), Co-Blog Editor  

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: Melissa Fox ( @Book_Nut ), Co-Blog Editor 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: Cathy Potter ( @cppotter ), Book Apps Chair 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2015 Organizers: Katie Fitzgerald ( @mrskatiefitz), Easy Reader/Early Chapter Books...


Hearing Diversity, on the role of audiobooks in connecting #DiverseBooks w/ young audiences @thombarthelmess @CBCBook 

"if ... a character’s racial identity never comes up? They’re not ‘race neutral.’ They’re white." @LindaSuePark  

Favorite "books where girls are just as sordid and snarling or wild and wacky as their male counterparts" @FuseEight 

Intersectionality: The Next Step in #DiverseBooks | A #KidLitCon panel Oct 10 w/ @ZettaElliott @dos_twinjas Mary Fan 

Growing Bookworms

Reading with toddler Little Miss Muffet, August - New book behaviors, favorite titles, + tip from mom @mrskatiefitz 

Parents/teachers: "small acts remind our kids (+ us) that reading is a joy, not a chore" @bookopolis @ReadBrightly  

12 Ways Your Parents Turned You Into A Book-Lover | @juliaseales @Bustle  #RaisingReaders

Learning to Read: A Survival Guide for Parents | Useful tips for this oft-frustrating stage from @ReadBrightly 

#RaisingReaders Monday: Tips for Starting a Boys’ Book Club by @ddaurelio, guest post on @kateywrites blog 

Don’t Let Reading Take a Back Seat This Fall, concrete suggestions from @Booksforchildrn  #GrowingBookworms


2015-KidLitConLogoSquare"It's about connecting in real-life with people you've spoken with, or read, online" @LizB on attending #KidLitCon  

How Graphic Novels Work #KidLitCon 2015! @limeminearia quizzes @jayhosler @maggiethrash @rafael_rosado1 & @jorgeagu 

Lots of #kidlit tidbits in today's Fusenews: Anagnorisis, Masks of the Oculate Being, and More @fuseeight 

Still more #kidlit news in Morning Notes: Expeditious Edition — @100scopenotes  (thanks for #kidlitcon mention)

September Activity Calendar w/ book birthdays, #literacy events, authors + celebrations @MrSchuReads @LibrarySparksMg 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Not if it's the right author: @StaceyLoscalzo Shares her Answer to the Question: “Can a Novelist Be Too Prolific?” 

"gave myself permission to stop reading a book if there wasn’t some sort of spark propelling me onward" @SVChristine 

Good advice for #Writers in this @HornBook @RogerReads Editorial: Read (lots of children's books) Before You Write 


How 10 Minutes a Day Can Tame the Entitlement Trend | @AmyMcCreadyPPS @ReadBrightly  #Parenting 

Schools and Libraries

Teacher's Choice…some old and new favorite picture books about school from @randomlyreading  #BookList

Teacher's Choice - some favorite chapter + middle grade books about school from @randomlyreading #kidlit 

Taking It to the Kids—Lessons Learned from 3 authors about planning middle grade author library visits @sljournal  

"Books are valued here" | The First Days of school: What Do Our Classroom Libraries Say to Young Readers? @cathymere 

How I Select A #PictureBook For Our Classroom – helpful tips from @PernilleRipp (+ some new favorite titles) 

How and Why to Set up a Read It Forward program at your school, to encourage lifelong readers by @goodbooklady 

Getting to E: The State of the School #Ebook Market | @matt_pc @sljournal 

#PictureBooks are "sacred texts we are bringing in, ones that will build our community, inspire us..." @PernilleRipp 

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