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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 20

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, book awards, National Book Awards, Thanksgiving books, book-themed gift guides, nonfiction, diverse books, literacy programs, Shakespeare, reading aloud, libraries, Little Free Libraries, and growth mindset. 


Neal Shusterman Takes National Book Award for “Challenger Deep” | +

Great annual resource from 2015 Best Children's Books of the Year: A List of Lists + Awards  

Book Lists

Sharing family time this Thanksgiving: four to share (ages 3-8) chosen by

20 that "capture the essence of childhood" per (Yay for BLIZZARD from )

Early Chapter Books to Match Every Child's Interest (Gift Guide) e.g. Books that Feature Strong Girls 

Holiday High Notes 2015: Annual selection of new holiday books, w/ reviews by staff 

Something to Read for the Whole Family Gift Guide, new + classic books by age range (inc parents), from 

Going Viral: Books About Infectious Diseases, from historical overviews to fiction | Ragan O’Malley 

A Tuesday Ten | Books to help in Growing a young Star Wars Fan  

Best New for kids for the School Year! per Esme Raji Codell

Ten Books that Imagine the Unimaginable: Genocide (for middle schoolers + up) by


WNDBLogoSqaurePress Release Fun: Picture Book Summit Raises Over $7000 for

Libraries Reach Out to Young Black Men | Linda Jacobson | Finding hooks + building bridges to

On Making and Using Book Lists - Considering A Recent Mighty Girl Book List by

Nominations are now being accepted for the 9th annual campaign, a literary showcase  

Events + Programs

Reachoutandreadbwlogo#Literacy oriented charities to consider for year-end giving from +more 

: the invisible crisis that we can no longer ignore via w/ UN Petition

Taylor Swift (partnering w/ ) Donates 25000 Books to New York City Schools

It's very easy to donate a book! Update on the Book Fair for Ballou!!!! (now ) from  [I donated Fake ID by Lamar Giles]

On why "we cannot continue to accept or perpetuate inequities limiting children’s open access to books 

What is An Illiterate Life Like? | 1 in 5 adults struggle to read. Here's what is doing to help: 

Fun Ideas For Kids: A Book Club Podcast from Details in 

Growing Bookworms

Introducing Young Children (as young as 7-8) to Shakespeare, how and why from  

How—and WHY—to Book Talk with Your Child by

Learning to Love Audiobooks: ways to cultivate a listening interest in kids by visiting

"How many of the children we teach know in their core that they are readers?" How can we help them? 


Various items in today's Fusenews incl. co's adaption of top 100 list w/ image descriptions  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Conspiracy Theories: Is There a Second Murder in 's I Want My Hat Back? |

Essay by Kate DiCamillo: ‘Reading aloud binds us together in unanticipated ways.’ via  

Declining Sales Hit Home in publisher bottom lines via

Schools and Libraries

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions, adding nuance to the framework | Eduardo Briceño

I was wrong: How learned that taking away recess is not a good way to motivate student behavior  

Great photos: The Public Collection Installs Artistic in Indianapolis via 

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