Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses: Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard
Completion of the 2015 #BookADay Challenge

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 2

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Eric Carle Awards, the Cybils Awards, book lists, picture books, early readers, diversity, Banned Books Week, Read A Child A Book You Like Day, graphic novels, growing bookworms, learning to read, bedtime stories, road trip games, parent volunteers, and schools. 


Honoring #PictureBook Champions at the 2015 Eric Carle Awards  Matia Burnett @PublishersWkly 

The 2015 Kirkus Prizes Finalists were announced yesterday. @tashrow has the scoop on the Young Readers category 

Book Lists

10 + 1 Picture Books to Teach Kids About Inference from @PernilleRipp | @burstofbeaden at top of the list, of course 

I love this list from @MaryAnnScheuer | Top 5 stories with a spark of science, especially for girls (ages 4-14) 

Women Scientists: 5 great nonfiction books to spark a love of science (ages 5-12) from @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit 

5 #PictureBooks to use when teaching math, shared at Adventures in #Literacy Land  #BookList

12 #PictureBooks about Refugees, selected by @momandkiddo can help you talk with your kids about the current crisis 

Great resource: Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, September 2015 from @mrskatiefitz (plus #Cybils news) 

9 Super (and less well-known) Series 6–8 Year Olds Are Buzzing About | @bookopolis @ReadBrightly #kidlit  

A Tuesday Ten: The creepier titles being published this year, a @TesseractViews #BookList  #kidlit

On The Radar: 12 #YA Books to watch for in October from @catagator | @RainbowRowell @Patrick_Ness + more 


Some suggested #Cybils nominations in Middle Grade Realistic Fiction from @brandymuses | Nominations open tomorrow! 

It's #Cybils Award Time: On your marks, get set…get ready to Nominate! @randomlyreading shares rules + categories  

Nominations Please: @readingtub Shares her #Cybils Nomination Prep Steps before the 10/1 kickoff! 

Not sure what to nominate for #Cybils? Here are some suggestions! from @bkshelvesofdoom in YA + MG, Fiction + SF/F 

#Cybils nominations open tomorrow! Here's the Young Adult Speculative Fiction Category Description from @SheilaRuth 

#Cybils Nominations, festive @Cybils swag, and Are Banned Books Passé? from @aquafortis 

Who Am I To Judge? Well... @gail_gauthier on beauty of #Cybils "You can keep checking back to watch the lists grow." 

Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-LgGet ready for #Cybils nominations! Here's the #Poetry Category Description, in verse, from @jonemac53 

Are YOU ready for #Cybils nominations? Here's the Young Adult Fiction Category Description from @interactiver 

#Cybils nominations open Thursday, 10/1. Here's the Elem/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Description @charlotteslib 

Two Cool Things: #Cybils and #KidLitCon from 2015 panelist + presenter @Everead 


The state (or lack) of (racial) #Diversity in 2016 #YALit Book Covers So Far by @catagator 

Charts and Graphs and Data: Gender in SFF Awards. — @bkshelvesofdoom  #Diversity 

UK Schoolboy calls for more disabled characters in children's books | @Guardian via @tashrow #DiverseBooks 

Study to Explore Link Between Book Challenges and #DiverseBooks | Emily J. Knox @ShiftTheDigital @sljournal Journal 

Events + Programs

Apparently I missed Read a Child a Book You Like Day, which @BookChook reports was yesterday. Never too late, I say! 

Gncelebration_squareTop 10 Reasons to Join Us in our October #GraphicNovel Celebration! | @frankisibberson (+more) share @NerdyBookClub 

We’re All Hooked on #GraphicNovels says @katsok @NerdyBookClub for #GNCelebration | Her reasons + #BookList 

National Squirrel Awareness Month and more, in the LibrarySparks October Activity Calendar from @MrSchuReads 

I Read Banned Books And So Do My Kids | @dcorneal @ReadBrightly  #BannedBooksWeek #kidlit 

#BannedBooksWeek ! A Speculative Ten of well-known, classic titles that have been challenged, by @TesseractViews 

Here's the scoop on #BannedBooksWeek 2015 from @HornBook w/ links to reviews of top challenged titles from 2014 

This Is Why You Should Celebrate #BannedBooksWeek by @maddiecrum @HuffingtonPost  via @PWKidsBookshelf

Beyond Walls: Libraries bringing books and authors to Incarcerated Youth | Linda Jacobson @sljournal 

Growing Bookworms

Reading with toddler Little Miss Muffet, September 2015 | Asking friends' moms to read aloud + more by @mrskatiefitz 

Study: books for kids contain "substantially more unique words than ordinary parent-child conversation" via @tashrow  

9 Ways People Who Read (a lot) As Kids Have An Advantage Over Everyone Else | Crystal Paul @Bustle via @tashrow 

Why I don't teach kids to sound it out, but use stretching and chunking instead at Adventures in Literacy Land 

Bedtime story (including for older kids) is key to #literacy, says children's writer Cottrell Boyce | @Guardian 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareJust Announced: The #KidLitCon author signing and reception on October 9th at 3-5pm, will be open to the public! 

Onsite registration is still available for #KidLitCon 10/9-10. Maybe our rows and piles of swag will entice you...  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Tough to choose just 10 | Top Ten Worst Parents in Tween Lit by @hmx_mse @NerdyBookClub  #kidlit 

What Would The YA Canon Look Like? asks @catagator @bookriot | @realjohngreen + @halseanderson + ??? | Which books? 


20 Wet Weather or Travel Games for Kids 3-12 years. "They're fun, they teach + are good for families" @TrevorHCairney  

Schools and Libraries

5 Reasons to Teach with #GraphicNovels, w/ suggested titles by grade, by Marissa Wasseluk @FirstBook  

"an easy, no hassle way to incorporate parent reading volunteers in your classroom" at Adventures in #Literacy Land 

Shared Reading in the First Days of School --- and ALWAYS, possibilities + considerations from @cathymere 

"lack of access library is often symptomatic of a far-larger problem: unequal access to books"  @HornBook

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