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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. 

Awards

The 2015 Irish Book Award Shortlists in youth categories from  

2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books | @tashrow #kidlit #nonfiction http://ow.ly/Uxtrb 

. 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 http://ow.ly/UxtAy 

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 http://ow.ly/Uxq05 

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 http://ow.ly/Uxv6w 

Diversity

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 ow.ly/Uu3Wx 

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 tinyurl.com/BookFairforBallou 

NYCReads365, a new multi-year citywide #literacy effort to promote reading every day, in/out of schools @BklynEagle http://ow.ly/UxpuA 

The NCBLA just launched Great Reads initiative, author + illustrator recommendations to connect kids w/ great books http://ow.ly/Uxrl6 

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) ow.ly/Urglv 

"why picture books don’t come with batteries ... they’re powered by mind melding with their audience" ow.ly/Urf6U 

Parenting

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 http://ow.ly/Uxule 

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 http://ow.ly/UxqnV  #literacy

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