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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 6

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, "best of" book lists, Mock Newbery, Mock Caldecott, book lists, the Cybils Awards, diverse books, #Readukah, #GNCelebration, graphic novels, growing bookworms, schools, banned books, #KidLitCon, picture books, and over-scheduled kids. 

Awards and Best Of Lists

Books on Civil Rights + Social Justice Honored at Annual @janeaddamspeace Awards Celebration @roccoa @sljournal http://ow.ly/Ud0Lk 

2016 Children’s Book Award Shortlist (formerly Red House Award) via @tashrow #kidlit http://ow.ly/UcvHE 

The 2015 @NYTimes Best Illustrated Children's Books, judges @medinger @MarjorieIngall + @VIVAandCO @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/U3Ti4 

PW's Best Children's Books of 2015 in #PictureBooks, Middle Grade + #YA http://ow.ly/UdcLD  @PublishersWkly #kidlit 

Emerson School's 2016 Mock Newbery Nominations from @MaryAnnScheuer w/ links to other Mock lists http://ow.ly/Uct0U  #kidlit

2016 Mock Caldecott, 22 #PictureBooks assessed by @MrSchuReads college students + @colbysharp 's 3rd graders http://ow.ly/U9vOK 

If the Public Picked the Newbery… — @100scopenotes shares mock-Newbery results from Goodreads http://ow.ly/U3Yh3  #kidlit

Best Children's Books of 2015 per @ParentsMagazine | 1 each in 12 categories from board book up via @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/UfGfv 

Book Lists

Fun Monday Early Chapter Book Battle: Piper Green and the Fairy Tree #2 vs. Junie B. Jones #2 by @MrBenjiMartin http://ow.ly/U9B4G 

Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, Oct. 2015 (w/ huge influx of #Cybils panelist reviews) @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/U3ZX8 

16 Holiday Read Aloud Chapter Books, old + new (that the whole family will enjoy) from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/U9y3y 

On The Radar: 9 #YA Books to watch for November by @catagator at Stacked http://ow.ly/U9xyb  

Numbers Are Nifty: 7 Books That Help Make Math Fun (picture books + middle grade) | @dcorneal @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/Uisk0 

From Hamster Princess to Cakes in Space: 2015’s Funny Fantastic books for kids from @TesseractViews http://ow.ly/Uiw1E 


On the #Cybils blog: @ABABook Indie Next Revisit & Rediscover initiative + the Cybils lists @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/U9wwM 

A #Cybils Spider chart from @kimberlymarief tracking connections between her Round 1 Cybils #YA SFF reads http://ow.ly/UctvL  


.@LEEandLOW Partners with Simmons College Center for Study of Children's Lit to Create #Diversity Scholarship http://ow.ly/UdcW2  

WNDBLogoSqaureWNDB Announces Inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant Recipients #WeNeedDiverseBooks @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/U3TkG 

.@Scholastic Reading Club + @DiverseBooks teaming up on flyer w/ >75 diverse books for kids http://ow.ly/Ucqdn  #WEHAVEDIVERSEBOOKS

Black Girls Matter: A #YA Reading List from @catagator at Stacked #WeNeedDiverseBooks http://ow.ly/UivzL 

"I don’t think much will be accomplished by sprinkling #diversity into stories" like rainbow sprinkles @RogerReads http://ow.ly/U41de 

Emily Jenkins Apologizes for A Fine Dessert, intends to donate writing fee to @DiverseBooks says @Llauren @sljournal http://ow.ly/Ud06D  

A Slightly Different Take on A FINE DESSERT from @varianjohnson for whom the book works as a gateway to conversation http://ow.ly/Ucu4M 

On #Diversity: "we can't nod our heads dumbly without exploring the nuances" of each situation" @MitaliPerkins http://ow.ly/U3XM5 

Can We Talk of Solutions? Regarding Diversifying Children’s Literature | @fairrosa via @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/UfHMC 

A Bibliography of recent discussions on A Fine Dessert from @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/Uiw5e  [the above few links + more]

Events + Programs

Get Ready for #Readukkah | @JewishLibraries 1st Reading Challenge | @heidiestrin The Whole Megillah http://ow.ly/U40Wc  @CynLeitichSmith 

A Sleigh Load of Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids from @BookChook | Websites, puzzles, worksheets + games http://ow.ly/UitbG 

Congratulations to @FirstBook Honored with# Literacy Award by Library of Congress + now serves >200,000 educators http://ow.ly/U3Zy3 

Closing out #GNCelebration @MaryLeeHahn + @frankisibberson focus on #GraphicNovel Publishers, Websites, Imprints http://ow.ly/U3Zfi 

PictureBookMonthSudipta Bardan-Quallen: "Picture books are conversations, which later become relationships" http://ow.ly/UiuAe  #PictureBookMonth

Why Picture Books Are Important, "a critical entrée to reading" by @MatthewGollub for #PictureBookMonth http://ow.ly/UczdO

This is excellent. Project to build laundromats in poor areas + use time to teach reading to kids @libromathub @NPR http://ow.ly/U3U40 

Growing Bookworms

Why #GraphicNovels Are Storytelling Quicksand for Reluctant Readers | @JuddWinick @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/U3RAY 

"So when they hate reading we must attack that first... (+ create a) culture of love for our subject" @PernilleRipp http://ow.ly/U9v7q  

An apt post on #RaisingReaders @SunlitPages | The Quiet Security of Books |"Books give the family a shared language" http://ow.ly/UfEi2 

7 Ways to Grow a Reader on a Neighborhood Walk from @growingbbb (e.g. play I Spy) http://ow.ly/UfF2P 


The Five Best Things About #KidLitCon from Community to Enthusiasm to #Cybils | @LizB sums it up for @sljournal http://ow.ly/U3ShM 


Just for fun: Adult Coloring Books that are Perfect for Gift Giving! from @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/U3ZOx 

Just for fun: Incredible Literary Jack O'Lanterns by @KarinaYanGlaser @bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/U3Uge  

Even More Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature in Very Adult Places — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Uiwq9  #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Is Reading Entertainment? Yes, but "the truth is that it sometimes feels like work for librarians" @abbylibrarian http://ow.ly/UfCtj 

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books on "the good things that come" from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/UcyKS 

.@Amazon opening first real bookstore in Seattle | All books will be face out + feature review or rating from web http://ow.ly/UcrI3 

I’m a Girl, and I’m a Huge Fan of Comic Books — Here’s Why You Should Be Too @TeenVogue http://ow.ly/U40Tp  via @tashrow

Drop the guilt: Laws of Reading you can freely break, like "You can enjoy not reading" by @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/U3ZFU 

Useful tips: How to Find Time to Read (for yourself) When You Have Young Kids | @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/UisFn 

"We believe that comic books and graphic novels ... are picture books" Elisa + Patrick Gall @HornBook http://ow.ly/Uiv2m 


"the freedom to think ... is something (kids + adults need). We need to allow ourselves to be bored" @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/U3YRB  

Schools and Libraries

Support from L. Frank Baum explaining which skills + attributes @BooksBabiesBows wants for her kids from elem school http://ow.ly/U9tXk 

We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much... pressure @VickiAbeles @salon http://ow.ly/UcBcN  

Useful + funny: The Ten Commandments of Letting Your Child Visit Their School Book Fair @buildalibrary @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/U3RSJ 

This is encouraging: Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia | @HKorbey @MindShiftKQED http://ow.ly/Ufp4k 

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