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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 13

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, picture books, Thanksgiving books, Christmas books, gift guides, historical fiction, diverse books, folktales, reading aloud, reading choice, Elephant & Piggie, social media, parenting, and libraries. 


The 2015 Irish Book Award Shortlists in youth categories from  

2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books | @tashrow #kidlit #nonfiction 

. Best Books of the Year for Young Adults | Their pick for best is AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by sabaatahir

See also Best Books of the Year for Kids | Top pick is by

Book Lists + Gift Guides

10 Great Picture Books About Art by Elizabeth Dillow

Happy Veterans' Day + a Picture Book List to help explain today to your kids, from @rosemondcates 

A Generous Helping of Thanksgiving Day Books for kids from at Adventures in Land

New Favorite Christmas Books for Kids from including Gingerbread Man + Doreen Cronin's Duck

It’s Not a Hobby, It’s a Postapocalyptic Life Skill: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction | @pwbalto @sljournal 

Find the Perfect Chapter Book for Every Child: A Gift Guide from w/ lots of series + boxed sets  

Holiday Shopping Ideas that encourage kids + teen to unplug (no batteries required) from

Exploring America’s Past: "Superbly written" Historical Fiction for Middle Grade Readers Joy Fleishhacker

Early Chapter Books with Fierce Female Characters | @denabooks @ReadBrightly 


The Life and Death of the African Folktale in American Publishing w/ of titles from recent yrs

Publishers, Editors, Everyone: Keep Your Courage and Keep Up the Good Work! | on  

Inviting all our readers into stories: Reflections on talk at Author Banquet 

Events + Programs

Connecting the World Through Books: Tips from the Global Read Aloud by  

Our own is in the news | Charlottesville Nonprofit Developing App to Help Illiterate Parents

The Return of the Book Fair for Ballou High School Library! (now on ) from 

NYCReads365, a new multi-year citywide #literacy effort to promote reading every day, in/out of schools @BklynEagle 

The NCBLA just launched Great Reads initiative, author + illustrator recommendations to connect kids w/ great books 

Growing Bookworms

I tend to agree: Kids Should Read Whatever They Want, Whenever They Want by via  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Delightful post from | Everything I need to know, I learned from Elephant and Piggie |  

Calde-Snacks — Favorite snacks from most of the 2015 Caldecott honorees

Food for thought on The Downfall of Social Media (when it puts up walls instead of enabling discussions) 

"why picture books don’t come with batteries ... they’re powered by mind melding with their audience" 


The Lost Art of Saying Thank You: concrete ways to actually cultivate gratitude in our kids from  

Schools and Libraries

SchoolLibrariesWorkWhen school librarian staffing is reduced, achievement in ELA suffers @MrSchuReads @Scholastic School Libraries Work 

Three Phoenix Public Library Branches Now Offer Treadmill Workstations for patrons | Gary Price  

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning | @dfkris @MindShiftKQED  #literacy

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