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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 30

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. The roundup a bit of a light week this week because I had some travel for work. I'll get you caught up for next week. Topics this week do include book lists, Halloween books, diverse books, picture book month, literacy activities, #KidLitCon, Tracey Baptiste, Carrie Mesrobian, prioritizing, depiction of slavery, schools, and poetry. 

Book Lists (Halloween-ish Lists at the Top)

Halloween Books for Kids, grouped by age range up to 13, from Bex at Adventures in #Literacy Land

KidPages: Four Favorite Picture Books About Ghosts (w/ detailed recommendations) from @SunlitPages

Halloween #PictureBooks: 5 new favorites (ages 4-9) from @MaryAnnScheuer

All Treats, Not Tricks: Some Books for Halloween, a #BookList from @randomlyreading 

Roundup of The Stars So Far in #kidlit + #YA @PWKidsBookshelf via @ehbluemle @100scopenotes

Top 10 books about adoption, chosen by adopted children @GuardianBooks for UK National Adoption Week, via @tashrow

Read Aloud Chapter Books for Every Type of Parent, from those who love animals to those who want silly @momandkiddo

List of #YA novels featuring Parallel Worlds (not alt histories) from @kimberlymarief at Stacked 

12 Amazing #YA Books By Latino Authors You Wont Be Able To Put Down, by Farrah Penn @buzzfeed  via @PWKidsBookshelf


Leila Rasheed on writer development scheme aimed at increasing #diversity in #kidlit @MegaphoneWrite @AwfullyBigBlog

Events + Programs

PictureBookMonthComing Soon: November is Picture Book Month! A reminder from @100scopenotes#PictureBookMonth

The November #kidlit Activity Calendar from @MrSchuReads is now available #PictureBookMonth + more! 

Growing Bookworms

10 #Literacy Activities About Monsters, including Monster Stomp action rhyme, from @mrskatiefitz

Reading with Little Miss Muffet and Little Bo Peep, October 2015 from @mrskatiefitz w/ baby + toddler book picks 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareLinks to various #KidLitCon 2015 Recaps available at the @KidLitCon blog:

Don't miss @CarrieMesrobian 's keynote speech from #KidLitCon 2015, now available on YouTube thx to @SheilaRuth

Now live on YouTube! @TraceyBaptiste 's Keynote Speech from #KidLitCon 2015 w/ intro by @SheilaRuth


I really like this manta for prioritizing by @SunlitPages | Secrets of Adulthood #2: I'd Rather Read Than Waste Time

Guest post by @catagator at @twloha | Five Lies Depression Told Me (starting with "that I did not have depression")

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Response to concerns about the depiction of Slavery in A Fine Dessert by @SophieBlackall

#KidLit Conspiracy Theories: Are Harold and his Purple Crayon in Journey? (+ Quest) | @MrBenjiMartin  @storybreathing

You Have to Read the Book: "critiquing a book or reviewing it requires knowledge of the entire book." @fuseeight 


Giftedness: How to Identify, Develop & Support It: Ideas for parents + teachers from @TrevorHCairney 

Schools and Libraries

10 Tips to Get HS Students (+ more) Interested in AND Excited about #Poetry w/ @KwameAlexander by @JoEllenMcCarthy

Sigh. Our high school kids: tired, stressed and bored by @gtoppo via @thereadingzone

On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity - a defense of taking your time from @PernilleRipp

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