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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 23

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It was a bit of a light week this week (particularly compared with last week). Still, topics this week include Astrid Lindgren Award, Caldecott Award, Halloween books, book lists, diversity, gender, #StoriesForAll, #KidLitCon, libraries, growing bookworms, reluctant readers, readcations, reading, and The Hired Girl. 


Which month has birthed (seen published) the most Caldecott Medals? @100scopenotes has a handy chart #kidlit http://ow.ly/TDZKf  

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Longlist has been announced | @tashrow has the scoop + some American + UK nominees http://ow.ly/TBjYX 

Book Lists

Top 10 Halloween Picture Book Read Alouds according to @MrBenjiMartin (includes Creepy Carrots + The Dark) http://ow.ly/TGVBz 

Monster Mayhem | Great #PictureBook Read-Alouds for Inspiring Shivers and Giggles | Joy Fleishhacker @sljournal http://ow.ly/TDYvg 

#PictureBooks to Read for National Reptile Day! a #BookList from @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/TH0QB 

#PictureBooks that Teach Kids About the Writing Process, a #BookList from @ThisReadingMama http://ow.ly/TBfqx  

14 Favorite Books for 4-5 Year Olds from @growingbbb | Bill Peet, Chris Van Dusen, @BobStaake + more http://ow.ly/TuRMa 

Graphic Novel is a Format, Not a Genre, by @MaryLeeHahn for #GNCelebration w/ #BookList http://ow.ly/TJznx 

Diversity + Gender

Recommended Children's-YA Books and Related Resources for LGBTQ Youth from @leewind via @CynLeitichSmith #CASC15 http://ow.ly/TuLwU 

"When you don’t know any PoC, even with the best research in the world, you’ll get things wrong." @JustineLavaworm http://ow.ly/TEg0M 

"No one should be writing for boys. Or writing for girls. Please don’t do that." @Jon_Scieszka for #StoriesForAll http://ow.ly/TuqlC 

"I also hope my work opens up the world a bit for readers who are not black, not female @reneewauthor #StoriesForAll http://ow.ly/TuX1T 

For #StoriesForAll @Everead is thinking about our culture + gender in books (w/ link to fab #PrincessInBlack review) http://ow.ly/TGYzl  

15+ Strong & Fierce Princess Chapter Books both Boys + Girls Will Love, from @momandkiddo #StoriesForAll http://ow.ly/TBdlh 

Noting that "science books that specifically speak to women and girls" are rare @LoreeGBurns shares 2 @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/TE0fV 

Events + Programs

"Jungle Books" Library in the Calais Refugee Camps, "a haven of peace and quiet", by Tess Berry-Hart @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/TuUNT  

This I love. Bus service partners w/ libraries, targets young riders w/ storytimes, songs @thebulletin via @tashrow http://ow.ly/TuK5R 

2 out of 3 Kids Living in Poverty Don’t Own Books. Help w/ Picture Book Pass it On #PBPiO challenge says @Lauri14o http://ow.ly/TJC3I 

Growing Bookworms

13 Children's #Literacy Activities About Spiders from @mrskatiefitz (e.g. Play name game w/ The Silly Willy Spider) http://ow.ly/TuNij 

Integrating Reading Into Everyday Life for Reluctant Readers, e.g. "Introduce Pig Latin" | @Scholastic Parent+Child http://ow.ly/TB8HC 

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read +time in school to enjoy them @ValerieStrauss @washingtonpost @NancieAtwell http://ow.ly/TB7Ol  

Exploring Onomatopoeia (words which mimic the sound something makes) with Kids @BookChook http://ow.ly/TJCkR 

Moving Beyond the "Just Right" Book Conversation, balancing self-selection w/ books that are a good match @cathymere http://ow.ly/TBjua  


2015-KidLitConLogoSquare#KidLitCon 2015 (+ Baltimore) in Pictures from @Book_Nut including #Cybils birthday cake http://ow.ly/TBiOl  

Kickin’ Back With #KidLitCon, guest post by @afrocubansista @LatinosInKidLit on intersectionality, being a POC +more http://ow.ly/TuOly 

A Middle Grade Librarian Spills Secrets @TheKidliterati interviews @MsYingling | Books for boys, unmet needs + more http://ow.ly/TJAkJ 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Tips for Taking a Readcation (one of my favorite things, a staycation with books) from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/TuTBS 

Top 10 Fictional Places in Literature by Isabelle Sudron @NerdyBookClub | For me it would be ZKSnyder's Velvet Room http://ow.ly/TBjEF 

We don’t commit to reading + writing once in our lives. We recommit to reading + writing again + again @donalynbooks http://ow.ly/TBgYu 

New Pew Survey Finds Young Adults (18-29) Reading More Than Adults @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/TEfkI 

Book Advisory from @semicolonblog inc. seeds+botany, long picture books + chapter books for 5 y.o. strong readers http://ow.ly/TBjcl 

Lots of discussion here: Are Historical Heroes Allowed to Have Prejudices in Children’s Literature? asks @fuseeight http://ow.ly/TBaVJ 

Which book will hurt which reader how? @RogerReads continues discussion from @FuseEight on The Hired Girl (+more) http://ow.ly/TBcxi 

Another controversy discussed @fuseeight Hands Off, Hussy! Hot Men of Children’s Literature Under (Too Little?) Fire http://ow.ly/TBfvb 

Another viewpoint from @amyeileenk on a recent topic | Problematic Trust: Why We Can't Just "Trust Child Readers" http://ow.ly/TGYQz  

.@HMHKids Debuts Kids’ Digital Subscription Service w/ interactive digital content for 3-7 year olds http://ow.ly/TJQgE  @PublishersWkly

Interesting: Kids Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults @TaniaLombrozo @NPR @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/TJQEP 


For parents: How to Have Courageous Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher (plus a word for teachers) @PernilleRipp http://ow.ly/TJBJ1 

Some ideas for parents to get better answers to "What Did You Do Today?" + ways teachers can help http://ow.ly/TJBbn 

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