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1. Prose and Poetry Competitions for Women: A Room of Her Own

$1000 Poetry and Prose Publication Prizes for women
 

A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO), a transformational community for women writers and artists, is seeking submissions from women writers for the $1,000 To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize (previously unpublished collection of poetry 48 to 96 pages in length) and $1000 Clarissa Dalloway “everything but poetry” Book Prize (previously unpublished, 50,000 to 150,000 words)

There is a $20 submission fee for each manuscript. Our 2014 deadline has been extended to July 31st. Winning manuscripts will be published by Red Hen Press.

Read more here on how to apply.

Please address all inquiries to:


infoATaroomofherownfoundationDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )


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2. Post Publication Book Awards: Housatonic Book Awards

We invite you to nominate your 2013 titles for the inaugural Housatonic Book Awards, operated by the MFA in Creative in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University in cooperation with the MFA Alumni Writer's Cooperative (AWC). The mission of the awards is to promote excellent writing, to identify authors who serve as professional role models for writing students, and to develop the WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing scholarship fund.

Five recipients will be honored in the areas of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Writing for Middle Grades and Young Adults, and Professional Writing. Any publisher, author, agent, or legal representative may enter a title in the appropriate award genre.

The Housatonic Book Awards are open for nominations between March 15 and June 15. This is a postmark deadline. Recipients receive $1500 and will appear at a WCSU MFA Residency in 2015.
 

Guidelines, the entry form, and the electronic submission portal may be found here.

The awards subscribe to the CLMP Code of Ethics.

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3. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 11

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists

Stacked: Revisiting YA Verse Novels: A 2014 Guide to the Format http://ow.ly/vwXku #yalit

Always good choices | Waterstones Children’s Book Prizes 2014 | @tashrow http://ow.ly/vwXAV #kidlit

A roundup of Rapunzel retellings from @alibrarymama http://ow.ly/vCtot #kidlit

Diversity

Color Your Bookshelf: 39 Diverse Board Books to Give a Baby or Toddler from @SproutsBkshelf http://ow.ly/vx18R #kidlit

On not stereotyping | Joseph Bruchac responds to "You Don't Look Indian" @CynLeitichSmith http://ow.ly/vwV9z

Entertainment Weekly — Kid Lit’s Primary Color: White — thoughts on @ew article from @lizb http://ow.ly/vzC4X #diversity

Events (National Poetry Month)

Poetry writing for kids: 14 Ideas from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/vzBCc #NationalPoetryMonth

For #NationalPoetryMonth, Five Teen Poet Ambassadors Will Present their Works Across the Country | @sljournal http://ow.ly/vzD4h

Growing Bookworms

Nursery Rhymes: Not Just for Babies! (Activities for older and younger kids)| @ReadingRockets via @librareanne http://ow.ly/vwMHP

How Can a Child Learn to Write in 30 Minutes? (after lots of groundwork) by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/vwZ7a #literacy

Relevant for many! The Lesson I Learned From My Daughter About Reading Choice by @littlemamab @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/vwWR2

Great advice from @SunlitPages Raising Readers: Teaching Children to Read With Expression http://ow.ly/vzCnu #literacy

Miscellaneous

Fusenews: All you need is love (and books before the age of 3) — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/vCuGS#kidlit

Very cool! See a time-lapse video of LEGO Fenway Park being built | BetaBoston http://ow.ly/vwAqG via @tonkazona #RedSox

MagicAndMLK3My photo w/ Magic Johnson + Martin Luther King III at We Day CA, in blog post by my friend Jonathan White http://ow.ly/vwB90 #WeDay

OK, this is very fun! From @escapeadulthood | Dude Transforms Deck Into Pirate Ship http://ow.ly/vzACo

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

The 9 Most Mischievous Literary Pranksters, Ranked | @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow http://ow.ly/vx0wm

Perspective, people. Thoughts from a mother + author on why she can't respond to everyone's emails from @haleshannon http://ow.ly/vwUtU

Yes (most anyway). Should celebrities stop writing children's books? | The Observer @Guardian http://ow.ly/vzKex via @PWKidsBookshelf

LA Times - 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech by @Gwenda via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/vzK3U

How I learned to stop worrying and love the @Kindle @DailyDot via @tashrow http://ow.ly/vx0Th

Schools and Libraries

Nice! New Jersey Librarians Get $116,000 in Makerspace Grants - @ShiftTheDigital http://ow.ly/vzCV6

SummerReadingKids-1Infographic about positive impact of library #SummerReading programs as reported by parents http://ow.ly/i/5a9ww @SantaClaraLib @alscblog

Nice infographic about the positive impact that library #SummerReading programs have on kids http://ow.ly/i/5a9qN @SantaClaraLib @alscblog

Parenting

Food for thought | I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical | @BunmiLaditan @HuffPost http://ow.ly/vwYp1 via @FreeRangeKids

Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It | Peter Gray at Psychology Today http://ow.ly/vwWcx

What Parents Should Know About Kids’ Social Networking from @StratfordSchool http://ow.ly/vwXwZ

Programs and Research

News: @Scholastic Launches Classroom and School-wide Registration for Students to Join the #SummerReadingChallenge http://ow.ly/vwJ8h

Join the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge - @CoffeeandCrayon http://ow.ly/vzBqR #STEM

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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4. Environmental Book Club

The Nature Generation announced its shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Awards. The award is given to books that "best convey the environmental stewardship message to youth" and "inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment."

Winners will be announced on Earth Day.

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5. Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Recently The New York Times paired articles by Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers, discussing the lack of representation of people of color in children’s literature. Those excellent articles—which pointed out that in the long history of children’s literature we haven’t made much progress—caught the attention of best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, who started the #colormyshelf hashtag on Twitter asking for suggestions of diverse books that she could go purchase for her daughter. What a wonderful way to bring attention to what parents can do!

Just because diverse books don’t always show up front and center in bookstores doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Here’s a list of places to find great diverse books for young readers. Buy them, read them, recommend them. Showing demand for diverse books is one of the best ways to encourage the publication of more of them!

1. PublishersSeveral small publishers (us included) focus on diverse books. They’re a great place to start, and you can usually buy books from them directly, order them through an online retailer like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or ask your local bookstore to order them (which also displays a demand for diverse titles):

Lee & Low Books (diverse books for young readers featuring a range of cultures)Rainbow Stew image
Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low (diverse middle grade and young adult speculative fiction)
Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low (bilingual English/Spanish picture books)

Cinco Puntos Press (adult and children’s literature, and multicultural and bilingual books from Texas, the Mexican-American border, and Mexico)

Just Us Books (black interest and multicultural books for children and young adults)

Roadrunner Press (fiction and nonfiction for young readers focusing on the American West and America’s Native Nations)

Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público (juvenile and young adult books focused on Hispanic culture and by U.S. Hispanic authors)

Groundwood Books (Canadian publisher of books for young readers with a focus on diverse voices)

2. Blogs That Recommend Diverse BooksThere are some great bloggers out there who do the hard work of seeking out, reading, and recommending diverse children’s books, so you don’t have to! Just hop over to their blogs to find great new books to add to your collection:

The Brown Bookshelf (African American books)

American Indians in Children’s Literature (Native American books)

Latinos in KidLit (Latino books )

BookDragon (all diverse books, with a special focus on Asian/Pacific Islanders cultures)

Diversity in YA (diverse young adult books)

Rich in Color (diverse books for all young readers)

Crazy QuiltEdi (diverse books for all young readers)

Lee & Low Pinterest Board (diverse books searchable by genre and age)

playground image from Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash

3. AwardsIf you’re simply looking for the best of the best that’s been published each year, awards are the place. Books that win these awards have been vetted by experts (mostly librarians) so you can expect them to be top quality, beautiful, and culturally accurate.

Coretta Scott King Award (African American books)

Pura Belpré Award (Latino books)

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Middle East Book Award

American Indian Youth Literature Award

South Asia Book Award

Américas Book Award (Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino books)

Tomás Rivera Book Award (Mexican American books)

Notable Books for a Global Society (outstanding trade books that help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity)

4. Bookstores: If you prefer to purchase your books through good old-fashioned browsing, there are several great independent bookstores that make it a point to stock diverse books. Below are a few we’ve been to, or that have been recommended to us by readers. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to support them!

Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

Calamus Bookstore, Boston, MAGirl Reading, from Destiny's Gift

La Casa Azul New York, NY

Quimby’s, Chicago, IL

Women and Children First, Chicago, IL

The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Politics and Prose, Washington DC

Busboys and Poets, Washington DC

The Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT

Birchbark Books, Minneapolis, MN

Ancestry Books, Minneapolis, MN (coming soon)

Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Librería Martinez, Santa Ana, CA

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!


Filed under: Diversity Links, Publishing 101 Tagged: book awards, Bookstores, colormyshelf, diversity, multicultural, multicultural books, publishing, resources

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6. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 14

CTwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Tons of links around gender this week, as you would expect right in the middle of Women's History Month. 

Book Lists and Awards

Start your voting engines! Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards voting will open March 25: http://bit.ly/1gf3ZPr ! @cbcbook #CCBA14

5 Comic Strip Anthologies for Kids recommended by @delightchildbks http://ow.ly/uz6pn #kidlit

2014 is The Year of the Whale, declares @100scopenotes + he has books to prove it http://ow.ly/uz6AE #kidlit

Suggestions for a dinosaur-themed storytime from @lochwouters http://ow.ly/uz6Gv #kidlit #commoncore

Booklist: A Tuesday Ten: Citizens of Fairyland | Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/uvWuA #kidlit #sff

Read Aloud Chapter Books for 4 and 5 (and 6) Year Olds @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/uqQTc #kidlit

Kid-tested list | The Top Ten Favorite Picture Books So Far in @SagesHoots class | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/uoxS5 #kidlit

Stacked's latest Get Genrefied zooms in on Fairy Tale Re-tellings (there are MANY) http://ow.ly/ujWtW #yalit

Congratulations to @medinger ! Africa is My Home is a 2014 Children’s Africana Book Award Winner http://ow.ly/umFMw #kidlit

The 2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalists have been announced. See list at @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/umF6c #yalit

NAACP Outstanding Literary Work Awards via @tashrow + @FuseEight http://ow.ly/ujWHh #kidlit #yalit

Diversity and Gender

Is your default character white and male? asks @haleshannon | I, too, have noticed this with my child's toys (male) http://ow.ly/uqPqB

Stacked: I love "unlikable," I write "unlikable," and I am "unlikable" @tehawesomersace on "Unlikable" Girls http://ow.ly/uz6wt #yalit

Guest Post @cynleitichsmith : Ellen Oh on The Ongoing Problem with Sexism http://ow.ly/uvVpb

Stacked: @CherylRainfield , A Hero for Girls: Guest Post by Jennifer Brown http://ow.ly/uvWBk #yalit

Stacked: Positive Girl Friendships in YA: Guest Post by Jessica Spotswood http://ow.ly/utOpx #yalit

Stacked: The Unlikable Female Protagonist: A Field Guide to Identification in the Wild -- Guest Post by Sarah McCarry http://ow.ly/uqTt5

One example of why we should care about the Campaign: Let Books Be Books via @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/umxd4 #LetBooksBeBooks

Gender-specific children’s books are easier to sell, insists children's book publisher| Independent http://ow.ly/uudlA @PWKidsBookshelf

Parents push to end gender division of boys' and girls' books | @GuardianBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/uuddj #letbooksbebooks

Food for thought! Sheryl Sandberg and Anna Maria Chávez on 'Bossy,' the Other B-word - @WSJ http://ow.ly/uoyuS

Further thoughts on the “She’s Being Bossy” @WSJ piece from @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/uqS5F

Events

Laurel Snyder on the joy for authors in participating in World Read Aloud Day http://ow.ly/ujWnk @LaurelSnyder #kidlit

An invitation! @LizB is Revisiting Harriet The Spy, and she's looking for company http://ow.ly/uz6k3 #kidlit

#Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month: Two Eminent Victorians: Emily Carr and Lillian Gilbreth (an ind engineer!) http://ow.ly/uvVK5

Yesterday was International Women's Day. @MaryAnnScheuer is celebrating women who have won a Nobel Prize (ages 10-14) http://ow.ly/uoxPE

Great Kid Books: Time for Kids: Online resources to celebrate Women's History Month (ages 7-10) @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/utNyF

On the #cybils blog: @Cybils Judges and Authors on Women's History at Stacked http://ow.ly/uriGg @aquafortis

Growing Bookworms

Igniting a Passion for Reading: A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by @leaderandreader @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/uz68d #literacy

Share the Love (of books), Grasshopper by Michael Guevara | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/utNVH #literacy

"Reading and discussing these books with my kids has to be the best single thing I can do to encourage reading." http://ow.ly/uqRJQ

Useful! Suggestions to encourage unique, out-of-the-box readers by @NancyTandon @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/ujVGp #literacy

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Makes sense to me! What Most Successful People Do Before Bed: READ | @tashrow @businessinsider http://ow.ly/uvUQw

Study finds: "people who read regularly tend to be more satisfied with life in general" says @tashrow http://ow.ly/utNry

It's not only adults who need comfort reading | Alison Flood @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/umFg9 via @tashrow #kidlit

Schools and Libraries

Philip Pullman: 'every school should have a good library' | @TheBookseller http://ow.ly/ukaVF via @PWKidsBookshelf

A Pre-Kindergarten Teacher's Perspective on Reading Aloud at @BooksBabiesBows for @ReadAloud_org Read Aloud month http://ow.ly/utOFg

On Taking Vacation Time to Read Aloud at her kids' school, by @BooksBabiesBows http://ow.ly/uoy5F

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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7. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 7

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This week we are heavy on events, and lighter than usual on book lists. Major events in the children's book blogging world this week included: the start of Women's History Month, World Read Aloud Day (March 5th), and Read Across America Day (March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday).

Book Lists and Awards

55 Science Picture Books for Kids from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/ucCso #nonfiction #booklist

Winners of the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards,#kidlit voted on by UK schoolkids http://ow.ly/ujTKJvia @tashrow

2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners from @tashrow at Waking Brain Cells http://ow.ly/ucBUc #kidlit

Middle Grade Science Fiction recommendations (old and new) from Stephanie Whelan @greenbeanblog http://ow.ly/ueoji #kidlit

Diversity and Gender

Must-read from @catagator at Stacked on Why Talking About Girl Reading Matters http://ow.ly/ucxdX #kidlit #yalit

Interesting thoughts from @haleshannon On neutral characters and relating to the specific http://ow.ly/ucu4W #yalit #diversity

This is very cool! Initiative on Fighting Gender Stereotypes in Kids' Publishing http://ow.ly/ukaB5  #LetBooksBeBooks @PWKidsBookshelf

Events: Women's History Month

The #Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month blog is back in action for 2014 http://ow.ly/ucwJc @kidlitwhm

Very nice! Great Kid Books: Celebrating Women's History Month: a challenge for the month of March http://ow.ly/ucyUR @MaryAnnScheuer

Celebrating the life & work of Jane Goodall with kindergartners (ages 4-8) by @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/ujU5K #kidlit

Events: World Read Aloud Day

On National Grammar Day, World Read Aloud Day, and the grammar benefits of reading to kids from @BooksBabiesBows http://ow.ly/uhmb7

World Read Aloud Day (And Why I Do It) from @NoVALibraryMom http://ow.ly/uhlAh #literacy @litworldsays

Read Aloud. Change the World | @pamallyn on World Read Aloud Day @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/uerS2 #literacy

Thoughts on tomorrow's World Read Aloud Day from @frankisibberson http://ow.ly/ueoxV @litworldsays #literacy

Very nice! A Year of Reading is Celebrating @NerdyBookClub with a Donation to LitWorld! http://ow.ly/ucyfc @MaryLeeHahn @frankisibberson

Coming Soon: World Read Aloud Day, on March 5th. Read @BookChook thoughts! http://ow.ly/ucyEk @litworldsays

Events: Read Across America Day

Oh, the Quotations You’ll Forget! @PhilNel sets the record straigt on things Dr. Seuss didn't say http://ow.ly/ucyvf

A bit late, but a nice list of resources for Read Across American Day / Seuss Day yesterday at Wendie's Wanderings: http://ow.ly/ucyoa

Growing Bookworms

RT @tashrow Getting the right books into every young child’s hands | Dallas Morning News http://buff.ly/OzdFgt #kidlit #reading

Many of you will be able to relate to this: On the joys of Good Old-Fashioned Books by @growingbbb http://ow.ly/ujV63

Quick #literacy ideas for Snow Days at Family Bookshelf http://ow.ly/ucBRj @readingtub

On encouraging new readers to check in less frequently, and have more confidence @ReadingWithBean http://ow.ly/ucxJA

True! Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents | Joe Paradise @HuffPostEducation http://ow.ly/u6ny5 via @tashrow

Kidlitosphere

Via @tashrow good news for bloggers. Most of the many Getty Images will soon be Free to Use | http://ow.ly/ujTuu

An introduction to @sljournal Battle of the Kids’ Books by @medinger @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/u6mQO #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Get Pinterest list of "What (children's) books taught me...", shared by @rosemondcates http://ow.ly/ujUhq #kidlit

Lovely post on The Warmth of a Shared Experience (crying while reading aloud) by Cynthia Lord | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/ueoZb

Thoughts from @LizB On Liking (and not liking) Characters and why we should ask ourselves why we do (or don't) http://ow.ly/ucCbJ

Great stuff! A strong defense of Reading children's books as an adult from Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/ucwZ7

Schools and Libraries

Shanahan on #Literacy: Don’t Give the #CommonCore State Standards a Close Reading and Other Culinary Tips http://ow.ly/u6mF6

For those interested in good elementary school #nonfiction, @frankisibberson is having A @mstewartscience Week http://ow.ly/ucCzh

Is Homework Beneficial? Four Steps to Improvement from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/uhLZX

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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8. First Novel Award: The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

This annual award was created in 2006 to honor the best first novel of the year and carries with it a $10,000 prize. Each shortlisted author will receive $1,000. The shortlist for the award will be announced in September 2014 and the prize will be given at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner held in December this year.

2014 Submission Guidelines

Any U.S. publisher may enter books that will be published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. We prefer that these be submitted as finished copies, if available. Bound galleys and bound, edited manuscripts are also acceptable. There is an entry fee of $50/title. You may pay online and apply with this entry form, or you may send the entry form and fee directly to:

The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
The Center for Fiction
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Small independent publishers may apply for a fee reduction; please contact us at:

saraATcenterforfictionDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) or call 212-755-6710 for more information.

All entry forms and books must be postmarked no later than March 14, 2014. Entry forms and books may be sent separately. The Center for Fiction must receive eight copies of each book, bound galley, or bound, edited manuscript.

Publishers are urged not to hold submissions until the last possible date, but to send books, bound galleys, or bound, edited manuscripts AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. Our reading process begins immediately upon receipt.

ELIGIBILITY

Only first-time novelists who are American citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this award.

Only full-length first novels written in English are eligible. Novellas, collections of short stories, whether related or unrelated, and YA novels are NOT eligible.

Novels in ALL genres are welcome.

Only books published for the first time in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible.

Books previously published elsewhere are NOT eligible.

Self-published books and eBook-only editions are NOT eligible.

There is no limit on the number of books entered by each publisher, provided each submission complies with the rules as above.

In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, The Center for Fiction will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.

Any books entered for the Awards process by the publishers that are subsequently determined to be ineligible, will still be subject to the stated entry fee of $50 per title.

The panel also may request titles that have not been submitted by publishers. Publishers are then asked by the Center to submit these titles for consideration and the entry fee will be waived.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection of the shortlist and winning novel is determined through a two-tiered process. The Center’s network of booklovers, which includes writers, librarians, and staff, will act as first-tier readers. The long list recommended by these readers is then forwarded to a committee of distinguished American writers. From those recommended novels, our panel of judges chooses the shortlist and the winner. (Our judges in 2013 were Victor LaValle, Roxana Robinson, Christine Schutt, Luis Alberto Urrea, and the previous year's winner, Ben Fountain.)

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF THE AWARDS

Publishers of the winning and shortlisted books must agree:

A. To indicate that the book is a finalist or winner of the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize by including the award medallion or approved text on future editions.

B. To inform authors of entered books that if chosen for the shortlist they must be present at the Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City and The First Novel Fête, both held in December. Travel and accommodations for each shortlisted author will not be covered by The Center for Fiction.

C. To inform authors that, if shortlisted, they must agree to participate in the Center’s related publicity, including a finalist reading (The First Novel Fête), at The Center for Fiction, just prior to the Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner. The shortlisted authors agree that their readings may be used in audio and/or video formats on The Center for Fiction’s website.

D. All shortlisted writers agree to be interviewed for the Center’s website in audio and/or print formats. The shortlisted writers also agree that the interview may be used in an anthology of first novel finalist interviews.

E. The recipient of the Award must agree to allow his/her acceptance speech to be published in print, audio or video formats by The Center for Fiction on its website, and to be published in the Center newsletter and in a future anthology of first novelists’ interviews.- See more at our website.

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9. Poetry Competition: Moon City Poetry Award

• The Moon City Poetry Award is for an original collection of poems written in English by a single author.

• Individual poems in the collection may be published in periodicals or may have appeared in a chapbook, but poems should not be previously published in full-length manuscript form.

• Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press, its editors, or its judges, past or present. Missouri State University students, alumni, and employees are ineligible.

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages. Please include a Table of Contents and an Acknowledgements page.

• Manuscripts should be submitted via Submittable.

A $25 entry fee is due via Submittable at the time of submission; entry fees are nonrefundable.
• Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though manuscripts should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Deadline: May 1, 2014. Winners will be notified fall 2014 and the winner will be published in 2015.

First prize: $1000, publication by Moon City Press (including international distribution through the University of Arkansas Press), and a standard royalty contract. Three additional finalists will be named and considered for publication.

• For questions, please visit our website or contact Moon City Poetry Editor Sara Burge at:

saraburgeATmissouristateDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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10. Caution: Witch in Progress-Award Winner!

We did it! Thank you so much to each and every one of you who voted!

Book Awards Winner February14

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11. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 14

Cybils2013SmallHappy Valentine's Day, International Book Giving Day, and Cybils Day! You can find the Cybils winners on the Cybils blog, in categories ranging from picture books to young adult fiction and non-fiction. This set of winners is the culmination of tons of work on the part of many bloggers, and is NOT to be missed. You can also find out where to get started for International Book Giving Day at Playing By the Book. Wishing you a wonderful, book-filled day!

TwitterLinksMeanwhile, here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

At Stacked: A new #YAlit Mini-trend: Circuses http://ow.ly/tyZ4R

A Tuesday Ten: Speculative #kidlit with A Dash of Romance | Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/tyYVq

SLJ’s Battle of the Books’ Contenders Revealed | @sljournal http://ow.ly/tyZt9 #SLJBOB #kidlit

2014 American Indian Youth Literature Awards | @tashrow #kidlit http://ow.ly/twQb8

A roundup of best book lists for different types of readers from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/3h9AMB

On the #cybils blog: The 2013 Cybils Winners Are Coming... http://bit.ly/LFiXo8

Common Core

Meet the Parents: Critical for Implementing the #CommonCore | @sljournal Editorial http://ow.ly/twPKg

New York teachers get five years to fully enact #CommonCore @NYDailyNews http://ow.ly/twPA5 via @PWKidsBookshelf

Diversity and Gender

2014 New Releases: More LGBTQ YA Fiction collected by @molly_wetta http://ow.ly/tumKV #yalit

Resources to encourage girls to be The Next Generation of Coders @oceanhousemedia via Jeff Berger http://ow.ly/tou7V

Black History Month: Strong Women for Strong Girls (a collection of biographies) | @ReadingTub http://ow.ly/totgb #kidlit

Mitali's Fire Escape: "Casual Diversity" Depends on the Unseen Work of the Author @MitaliPerkins http://ow.ly/tunDo

Events

For the Love of Reading | The @bookchook on International Book Giving Day and Library Lovers Day http://ow.ly/tBcUE #literacy

Ibgd-blog-badge200pxMake Valentine's Day Sweeter with International Book Giving Day! says @BooksBabiesBows http://ow.ly/twZTD #kidlit

Love our Library Lollapalooza Honors Supporters and Raises Money, reports Cynthia Cheng in Santa Clara Weekly http://ow.ly/tBahd

Using the Olympics to help teach kids geography from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/twZYi

Growing Bookworms

Using poetry to help kids learn to love reading, from @ReadingWithBean | "poetry is like a good fling..." http://ow.ly/tx0bX

Good stuff! The importance of the home/school partnership in raising readers by @carriegelson @KirbyLarson http://ow.ly/twQor

This made me think! | A Little Stone: The Rippling Repercussions of Bookshaming by Priscilla Thomas | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/tuo2T

Ideas for using Environmental Print when raising readers @ReadingRockets via @librareanne | http://ow.ly/tqrld #literacy

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

When Adults Read Books For Teens — @lizb | A reminder that "Books for teens are, well, for teens." http://ow.ly/tBrSE

Can Re-Illustration Ever Be Justified? asks @fuseeight (with examples) http://ow.ly/tx01w #kidlit

PercyJacksonPosterCovers for new paperback editions of @camphalfblood the original Percy Jackson series are being announced next week pic.twitter.com/GpM94gu7C5

Pretty neat! Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time @medkh9 http://ow.ly/ttJEb via @cmirabile

Parenting

Another good post from @SensibleMoms | Kids Need the Word "No" | http://ow.ly/tumOI

Schools and Libraries

Mid-Continent Public Library Proves Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement | @sljournal http://ow.ly/tBwJY

Good points | The trouble with calls for universal ‘high-quality’ pre-K @alfiekohn @washingtonpost http://ow.ly/tunbc via @FreeRangeKids

Teachers, "I would encourage you to keep in mind that some readers hate reading" by @booktoss @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/tumAR

Technology and Social Media

It's complicated | Five Myths About Teens, Technology, and Social Media | Peter Gray at Psychology Today http://ow.ly/tB6Lv

The Revenge of the Printed Book (why people, inc young people like books) @StephenMarche @esquiremag http://ow.ly/ttIGt via @cmirabile

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A) | Internet & Media @cnet http://ow.ly/ttHZE via @cmirabile

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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12. Gender and the ALA Awards


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The Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Siebert and other awards for the best books of children’s/teen literature were announced recently. And every year the question of gender bias is raised. Overwhelmingly, the industry is dominated by female authors/illustrators, yet the awards go to male authors/illustrators.

This year the Caldecott went to 75% male illustrators, with the winner a male.
The Siebert is 20% male, with the winner a female.
The Newbery is 40% male, with the winner a female.
The Siebert is 20% male, with the winner a male.

Except for the Caldecott, it seems the awards are spread out.

Considering the possibility of gender bias–which is generally skewed toward male authors/illustrators, it’s interesting to read this article by Lilit Marcus, who spent 2013 only reading female authors. She was accused of being sexist, reverse sexist, and misandrist. “One Flavorwire commenter dismissed the significance of focusing on female authors and announced that he would only be reading books by authors who were tall.”

And yet, many readers are now contacting Lilit and asking for recommendations for women authors.

I wonder what it would look like to only read women’s fiction and nonfiction for a year. What picture books would emerge as winners? What middle grade novels would you champion? What YA novels would rise to the top? What if you spent the next year only reading men’s fiction and nonfiction? What would you learn from each year’s experiences?

Do you feel that the world of children and teen publishing carries gender biases? Where do you see it most?

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Children's Literature.

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Children’s Literature.



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13. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 31

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists

Updated list of African American speculative fiction for kids from Zetta Elliott http://ow.ly/t86wa #kidlit via @FuseEight

POLL from @NerdyBookClub : What 2014 Books Are You Most Looking Forward to Reading? | #kidlit http://ow.ly/t86im

The 2014 Rainbow List, best GLBTQ books for kids and teens | Waking Brain Cells @tashrow http://ow.ly/t85FA #kidlit

Picture Book Biographies about African-American Women (Chapter Books, too) @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/t0eTz #kidlit

Some suggestions from @bkshelvesofdoom @KirkusReviews for books to help Survive the Polar Vortex http://ow.ly/t85ng

Picture books featuring penguins and polar bears from @bookblogmomma http://ow.ly/t3ljc #kidlit

I Would NOT Want To Be In These Books: A Top Ten Tuesday from @scharle4 http://ow.ly/t3l3U #yalit

In Bed With Books: 9 Books to Get in a Winter Olympics Mood! (Skating Shoes!) http://ow.ly/t0fCH #kidlit

ALA Award Responses

Candid thoughts on not winning the Newbery from someone who has been involved in the selection process @medinger http://ow.ly/t8616

People do feel strongly about this year's ALA awards. See comments on this @HornBook post: http://ow.ly/t859m #kidlit

Words of understanding and appreciation from @lochwouters Post ALAYMA http://ow.ly/t0wXb #kidlit

The ALA Youth Media Awards are announced: Predictions and Reactions — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/t0eld #kidlit #yalit

10 recent Newbery winners that were fantasy / SF titles from Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/t3kVT #kidlit

Common Core

As crises ebb, educators adjust to new #CommonCore curriculums | Chalkbeat http://ow.ly/t83cO via @PWKidsBookshelf

Political Rivals Find Common Ground Over Common Core @NPR http://ow.ly/t3lAq via @PWKidsBookshelf

Cybils

Exciting! The #Cybils winners will be announced 2 weeks from today, on 2/14. Stay tuned! #kidlit http://ow.ly/tarai

Diversity

28_days_laterShining the Spotlight: 28 Days Later 2014 Honorees for Black History Month at The Brown Bookshelf http://ow.ly/t0eBt

Lots of great posts today around Multicultural Children's Book Day, hosted by @ValarieBudayr and @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/t0dRt #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Reissue of a useful guide on how kids Learn How to Spell by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/t84Qn #literacy

Kidlitosphere

The @AboutKidsBooks latest Children's Book Newsletter is up, including 2 interviews w/ Kate DiCamillo http://ow.ly/t9SI4

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

If All Adults Reread 'The Berenstain Bears,' The World Would Be A Much Better Place @HuffPostBooks http://ow.ly/t9WfV via @tashrow

Food for thought | The Value of Young Reading Experiences by @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/t0hy2

Books, Introversion, and Giving Yourself Permission by @Emily_YA @jennadoesbooks http://ow.ly/t0hc2 via @catagator

Jane Kise @NerdyBookClub | "A life filled with books is still full, even if many other things go missing" http://ow.ly/t0frK

Bookaday_270"recommending an exciting title and connecting with readers every day adds to the beauty of the world" @anitasilvey http://ow.ly/t0gpb

Programs, Events, and Research

Sigh! Report: 250 million school age kids worldwide can't read @AppealDemocrat: http://ow.ly/t9WM5 via @tashrow

A Special @WWEmoms Twitter Event! The WrestleMania Reading Challenge on 2/6, encouraging kids to read http://ow.ly/t9RTB via @ginaruiz

Summary of results of Early Reading Proficiency Report from Annie E. Casey Fdn @tashrow | Poor overall + disparities http://ow.ly/t5izN

Let's Celebrate Digital Learning Day on Feb 5th, 2014, says @BookChook http://ow.ly/t0fWz #literacy

Schools and Libraries

Middle School Readers, Keeping the Passion Alive! teacher Sue Johnson @KirbyLarson blog http://ow.ly/t85Tl #literacy

SnicketPrizeLemony Snicket Sponsors Prize for Librarians Facing Adversity | @sljournal via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/t832s

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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14. Call for Book Submissions: 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award

THE 2014 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

SMALL PRESSES * ACADEMIC PRESSES * MICRO PRESSES * SELF-PUBLISHERS -- $2,000 GRAND PRIZE -- LOW ENTRANCE FEE ($50) All books accepted. 

The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Prizes awarded by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. (See submission guidelines below, in Writer’s Market, or by visiting HofferAward.com.) E-books also accepted.

A single registration qualifies you for:
* $2,000 grand prize (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up in your selected category
* Honorable Mentions for your selected category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Legacy categories for any book older than two years (fiction and nonfiction)
* Award coverage in the US Review of Books and on the Hoffer Award website
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure Categories include Art, Poetry, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction. (There is a category for every book.)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2014):
Awards are open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the Legacy Fiction or Legacy Nonfiction category.) One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by category and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.

For each entry, submit the book, entry form, and $50 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to:

Hopewell Publications, LLC
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2014.

ENTRY FORM on our website. (submit one entry form per book). Click on the “Nominate” link.

AWARD CATEGORIES (select one per entry application):
* ART: titles involving the experience, execution, or demonstration of the arts, including art, fine art, graphic art, architecture, performing arts, design, photography, coffee table books, and poetry.
* POETRY: Titles with poetry or highly stylized prose.
* GENERAL FICTION: non-genre specific fiction, including literary, short story collections, and mainstream.
 * COMMERCIAL FICTION: genre specific fiction, including mystery, thriller, suspense, science fiction, religion, romance, and horror.
* CHILDREN: titles for young children, including stories and picture books.
* YOUNG ADULT: titles aimed at the juvenile and teen markets.
* CULTURE: titles demonstrating the human or world experience, including multicultural, essay, women’s issues, sexuality, gay, lesbian, memoir, aging, travel, sports, true crime, and current events.
* MEMOIR: titles capturing specific personal experience.
* BUSINESS: titles with application to today’s business environment and emerging trends, including general business, career, computer, and Internet.
* REFERENCE: titles from traditional and emerging reference areas, including history, psychology, biography, science, philosophy, education, sports, recreation, training, travel, and how-to. * HOME: titles with practical application to home or home-related issues, including general home, gardening, cooking, parenting, family, interior design, animals, and pets.
* HEALTH: titles promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being, including psychology, fitness, and sex.
* SELF-HELP: titles involving traditional and emerging self-help subjects.
* SPIRITUAL: titles involving the mind and spirit, including religion, metaphysical, and mystical. * LEGACY FICTION: all fiction titles over two years of age. (Unlike major trade organizations, we think good books last more than a single season.)
* LEGACY NONFICTION: all nonfiction titles over two years of age. (Unlike major trade organizations, we think good books last more than a single season.)
* E-BOOK FICTION: any fiction titles published in e-book format.
* E-BOOK NONFICTION: any nonfiction titles published in e-book format.

INDIVIDUAL PRESS AWARDS (select only one): In addition to the above category awards, books will be singled out for additional awards in the micro press, small press, academic press, as well as self-published arenas. Please check one of the following types on the application.
* SELF-PUBLISHED – title financed by author or not by the publisher (regardless of press size).
* MICRO PRESS – title from a press producing 24 books or less per year.
* SMALL PRESS – title from a press producing 25 books or more per year.
* ACADEMIC PRESS – title from a press with an academic or library affiliation.

ADDITIONAL AWARD DISTINCTIONS: All registered titles will automatically be considered for the following:
* MONTAIGNE MEDAL – most thought provoking book(s).
* DA VINCI EYE – books with superior cover art.
* FIRST HORIZON AWARD ¬– superior books by debut authors.

If you don’t see your category or cannot determine your press designation, please e-mail us with a description and our staff will guide you. A great book will supersede any category designation. QUESTIONS: Visit our website.

Email:

infoAThofferawardDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Fax: (609) 964-1718

The Eric Hoffer Awards
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

Please be patient, we receive many inquiries this time of year. We will help you.

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15. Book Awards for Poetry and Prose: The 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose

The 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and GRASSROOTS.

SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine, are pleased to announce the 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards. One book of poetry and one book of prose (novel, short fiction, or literary nonfiction) will be selected from submissions of titles published in 2013, and the winning authors will receive an honorarium of $1000 and will present a public reading and participate in panels at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The dates for the 2014 festival will be October 22-24, 2014. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the two winners.

Entries may be submitted by either author or publisher, and must include a copy of the book, a cover letter, a brief biography of the author including previous publications, and a $20.00 entry fee made out to SIUC - Dept. of English.

Entries must be postmarked December 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014. Materials postmarked after February 1 will be returned unopened. Because we cannot guarantee their return, all entries will become the property of the SIUC Department of English. Entrants wishing acknowledgment of receipt of materials must include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Judges will come from the faculty of SIUC's MFA Program in Creative Writing and the award winners will be selected by the staff of GRASSROOTS. The winners will be notified in May 2014. All entrants will be notified of the results in June 2014.

The awards are open to single-author titles published in 2013 by independent, university, or commercial publishers. The winners must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the 2014 Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival (October 22-24, 2014) to receive the award. Entries from vanity presses and self-published books are not eligible. Current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.

Entries must be postmarked December 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014
(please do not send materials early or late).
Send all materials to:

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards/GRASSROOTS
Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

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16. Book Award for Fiction or Literary/Narrative Nonfiction: The Chautauqua Prize

Entry form.

Chautauqua Institution, the pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, is pleased to invite 2014 submissions for The Chautauqua Prize, a distinguished national literary prize for a work of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction.

Awarded annually since 2012, The Chautauqua Prize draws upon Chautauqua's considerable literary legacy to celebrate a book that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honor the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts. The author receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in western New York.

Eligible books for the 2014 prize will have been published in English in the United States during 2013. Nominations will be accepted beginning Sept. 9, 2013, from publishers, agents, authors, and readers. The deadline for nomination is December 31, 2013. Longlist finalists will be notified in February 2014, at which time authors will be asked to select their summer visit time to Chautauqua should they be awarded the prize. Shortlist finalists and the winner will be notified in April and May 2014. Chautauqua Institution will celebrate the winner in the summer of 2014, at a time selected by the winner and Chautauqua Institution.

Chautauqua’s commitment to the literary arts is immersed in its rich history. In addition to the 135-year-old Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, Chautauqua’s literary arts programming includes summer-long interaction of published and aspiring writers at the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, the intensive workshops of the nationally recognized Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, and lectures by prominent authors on the craft and art of writing.

The Chautauqua Prize is awarded through a two-tiered judging process that includes Chautauquans who are writers, publishers, critics, editors, librarians, booksellers, and literature and creative writing educators. Each nominated book is evaluated by three reviewers, with the final selection made by a three-member, independent, anonymous jury.

- See more at our website.

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17. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 13

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. As in last week's roundup, there are lots and lots of book lists, as well as several links to holiday gift guides. I will certainly be giving lots of books this year, especially to the kids in my life. Can't think of any of the kids who aren't getting at least one book, actually... Happy reading and gift-procuring!

Apps

Literacy, families and learning: Great Science Apps for Kids Aged 6-12 Years from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/rIFJl

Author Musings

Author Jeff Kinney: I’ve realised childhood is a universal condition | @MetroUK http://ow.ly/rIIeK via @PWKidsBookshelf

Dolls in Literature: An Author Panel http://ow.ly/rIHAK @PublishersWkly #kidlit

Susan Cooper: libraries are the frontline in the war for the imagination | @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/rIHUy via @PWKidsBookshelf

Book Lists and Awards

Some different choices from other lists in the Parents Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2013 | @tashrow http://ow.ly/rIEKi #kidlit

Stacked: "Best of 2013" YA List Breakdown, Part 2 http://ow.ly/rGaEk @catagator #yalit

Can't argue with most of these: 10 Young Adult Novels That Adults Should Read from @airshipdaily http://ow.ly/rE9BN #yalit

Latino Children's Literature That Should Top Lists from @NPRBooks http://ow.ly/rE9ka via @PWKidsBookshelf

Responding to last week's @WSJ article, @StaceyLoscalzo shares recommended Children’s Books for Grown-Ups http://ow.ly/rE2RW #kidlit

2013-0829_frca-logo_for-webInto the Wardrobe: The Winners of the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards http://ow.ly/rE2NJ @TarieS #kidlit

The best children's literature of 2013 according to @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/rE2hF via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

The Cath in the Hat: A Year-End Round-Up of favorite #kidlit. Like me, Cath adores SOPHIE'S SQUASH and PENNY http://ow.ly/rE28B

12 Days of Mysteries: Day 1 at Sleuths, Spies, Aliblis with fine #kidlit mystery picks from @KKittscher http://ow.ly/rBlid

16 Winter-themed Chapter Books for Kids recommended by @momandkiddo (I love BREADCRUMBS) http://ow.ly/rBkEQ #kidlit

Guy Friday- Foul Trouble review plus list of basketball-themed books for middle schoolers from @msyingling http://ow.ly/rx25o #kidlit

It's Here! NYPL's Children's Books for Reading + Sharing 2013 | @NYPL http://ow.ly/rwYX1 via @bkshelvesofdoom @FuseEight #kidlit

Diversity

Quite a solid response from @Jonathanhliu @GeekDads to questions about his male-author dominated picture book list http://ow.ly/rwZZj

Nice! Raising sci fi/fantasy loving kids to be the decent fans of tomorrow, w/ diverse SFF for kids @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/rz6Ma

Gift Ideas and Guides

A message to those without children about buying gifts for kids from the mom at I Gave Up By Noon http://ow.ly/rE3AQ via @fuseeight

Matchmaking with Books | How Becky Levine helps find books as gifts for kids http://ow.ly/rBmtD #kidlit

Making a list? Check these twice! | Suggestion lists for finding holiday gifts for kids from Joanne @ReadingRockets http://ow.ly/rBmRT

Looking for the just-right children's book this holiday season? @Scholastic Give the Gift of Reading Guide can help: http://bit.ly/1966CCJ

Growing Bookworms

I do love the idea of book advent calendar. I'm going to try it next year. Meanwhile, read about one at Sunlit Pages http://ow.ly/rGqlY

Boys Read: Want a Boy to Read? Listen First. Guest article from Jake Ball @Booksforchildrn on helping boys find books http://ow.ly/rBmbv

Matching Books to Readers: @growingbbb reviews + likes @ZoobeanForKids book subscription service http://ow.ly/rBkc0

The 5Rs: Encouraging Early #Literacy Skills while reading with toddlers + preschoolers, from @readingwithbean http://ow.ly/rBhk1

Kidlitosphere

Very nice! @100scopenotes + @mrschureads are giving away The 2013 Notable Children's Books from @NYTimes list http://ow.ly/rBlC7

Infographic | Homes of Classic Literature w/ floor plans. Incl. The Secret Garden http://ow.ly/rx2tC @terrysfabrics via @bkshelvesofdoom

On Reading, Writing, Publishing

Stacked: "Best of 2013" and "Best of 2012" YA Lists Compared & What We Should Talk About http://ow.ly/rIFFa @catagator #yalit

A Writer Can Be... a Super-Sneaky #Cybils Student: A Guest Post By @LauraPSalas http://ow.ly/rG6QS @scbwi via @leewind

Remember when books looked like this? "Who decided that only baby books should have pictures?" asks @LaurelSnyder http://ow.ly/rE2wC

Cynsations: Guest Post: @gregpincus on Writing & Marketing with Serious Lead Time http://ow.ly/rE2mR @CynLeitichSmith

Down-to-earth advice for writers on the publication process from @camphalfblood Rick Riordan http://ow.ly/rz6Qf

Love this! Waterstones spoofs Amazon drones with owls @TelegraphBooks http://ow.ly/rx0mN via @tashrow

RT @tashrow Kent University ‘penitent’ after belittling children’s books | Books http://buff.ly/18Xv8py #kidlit

Well-done piece by Alexandra Alter in @wsj on adults reading + driving up sales for #kidlit http://ow.ly/rwWKV #ChooseKind

Parenting

Words on parenting to live by in this post sharing thoughts from Erma Bombeck @staceyloscalzo 's blog http://ow.ly/rBl4R

Picture Book News

Mr-Tiger-Activity-Kit-cover-231x300Mr. Tiger Goes Wild fans, you can now download a printable activity kit from @itspeterbrown website http://ow.ly/rE5zj via @blueslipper

Via @100scopenotes the next @The_Pigeon Pigeon book will be THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH (4/1/14) http://ow.ly/rGaRF #kidlit

Programs and Research

Good to hear at Guys Lit Wire: Many Thanks for a MOST Successful Holiday Book Fair for Ballou! http://ow.ly/rIFg2 @chasingray

Have You Registered for World Read Aloud Day? How will you celebrate? asks @frankisibberson http://ow.ly/rBkv9 @litworldsays

Schools and Libraries

Depressing! Los Angeles School Libraries Losing Materials as They Lose Librarians | School Library Journal http://ow.ly/rIHer @sljournal

Pew's Internet Study: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities. http://ow.ly/rG9jo via @bkshelvesofdoom

Top Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Read Over Winter Break by @katsok @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/rz6WW #literacy

A very nice success story on creating a reading culture in a high school by @djolleywrites @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/rx1I1

© 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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18. An Opportunity For Unpublished Connecticut Writers

Submissions are open for the 2014 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award. This award contest is open to not only unpublished authors in Connecticut but unpublished authors throughout New England. Winners will present their work at the Discovery Evening in May and have their work submitted to a participating publishing house.

Guidelines, people. February 2, 2014 is your deadline.

So now you have something to look forward to once you're past the hurdle of Christmas. 

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19. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 20

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

Road Trip! 10 (Classic) Audio Book Suggestions for the Whole Family | Redeemed Reader http://ow.ly/rTuiJ

Reviews on a Theme: Time Travel #YAlit from @lenoreva http://ow.ly/rTtP3

A list of SFF #kidlit where SNOW is an important part of setting at Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/rTtHV

Plenty of great ideas here (categorized by age + genre) | 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013 — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/rTwps #kidlit

RT @90SecondNewbery: @anitasilvey's predictions about the books from 2013 that we are unlikely to forget any time soon. http://ow.ly/rPFIj

Armchair #Cybils Picture Book Round-up 2 | alibrarymama http://ow.ly/rOE3x  #kidlit

Sport-themed Books Not for Sporty Kids only #Kidlit #Cybils from Jennifer @5M4B http://ow.ly/rOD3i

The 2013 Nerdy Award Ballot is up @NerdyBookClub (voting open to end of day 12/21) http://ow.ly/rODNj #kidlit

New Book Read Alike Recommendations by @heisereads NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/rVszq #kidlit #yalit

14 Children's Books about Trying New Things from @momandkiddo | Includes my fave THE PINK REFRIGERATOR http://ow.ly/rOBxx #kidlit

Green Light YA Reads: A Flowchart (books ok for 11-12 year olds) | @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/rKzYE #yalit

Book list: African-American Interest Young Readers' Titles 2013–2014 http://ow.ly/rKsNA via @CBCBook #kidlit

Best Books of 2013 from @NPRBooks via @tashrow #kidlit #yalit http://ow.ly/rVr17

Stacked: Looking Ahead to Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2014: Part One http://ow.ly/rVtpX  #yalit

Gender and Diversity

No Girls Allowed — @lizb on a truly dreadful revelation, how superhero cartoon execs seek to portray girls as lesser http://ow.ly/rTvYR

Sigh RT @tashrow Of the 124 Authors Who Made the ‘Times’ Top 10 Bestseller Lists in 2012, Only 3 Were People of Color http://buff.ly/18mAJY1

BooaholicGrowing Bookworms

A good early #literacy activity from @NoVALibraryMom | Santa Letters http://ow.ly/rTv71

RT @FirstBook: Great articles @washingtonpost on inspiring #reluctant #readers! So many books from our dear friend @The_Pigeon! http://wapo.st/Jtd7Wl

Good tips for Encouraging Your Child to Read Over Winter Break from Raising Great Readers with Great Books http://ow.ly/rODHR #literacy

Encouraging kids with the "luxury" of extra reading time over the holidays, by @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy http://ow.ly/rOA5R

Holiday Gift Guides

It's beginning to look a lot like BOOKSHELF - Great pairs of book to give kids 2013 from Paula at Pink Me http://ow.ly/rTyL0

A holiday #kidlit book-giving guide with reccommendations based on emerging #literacy levels from @ReadingWithBean http://ow.ly/rODp6

Kidlitosphere

Always entertaining | 2013 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea — @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/rTxd7 #kidlit

On Reading and Writing

Here's What Your Favorite Children's Book Series Says About You, @HuffPostBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/rRAEU

Lots of great titles: Children's Publishers Choose Their 2013 Favorites in @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/rRAfh #kidlit

What’s New About New Adult? by @catagator @sophiebiblio + @LizB in @HornBook http://ow.ly/rRxAz #yalit

RT @BookPatrol: "the results are clear and consistent" - Readers are not nerds! Studies show adult readers "active and social" http://ow.ly/rQMlv

Lumos! How Harry Potter Switched the Light On My Reading Life by @AnnieWhitlock @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/rOCQz

Parenting

Popcorn Surprise is the latest Random Act of Kindness for Kids from @CoffeeandCrayon http://ow.ly/rTyVF

10 Ways to Get Your Children Writing in the Holidays from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/rVsiQ  #literacy

Programs and Research

BookOnBedbanner180Ask Amy makes her annual pitch for the Book on Every Bed movement (with Family Reading Partnership) http://ow.ly/rTsIY [Image credit to Family Reading Partnership]

U.S. Math Education Still in the Doldrums, @Freakonomics blog on PISA results and poverty not being the explanation http://ow.ly/rOAKD

Heartwarming | The Wonderful Joy of Ballou HS & Their New Books! Guys Lit Wire and @chasingray http://ow.ly/rVsUj #yalit

Schools and Libraries

Tweet, Tweet: Using Twitter to Promote A Culture of #Literacy by teacher @thereadingzone @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/rRzYQ

What One Resource Would You Refer to for Teaching and Learning? asks @ReadByExample | Replies here: http://ow.ly/rKAnS

How to teach… reading for pleasure | @Guardian Teacher Network via @librareanne http://ow.ly/rVna1

© 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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20. The Cybils Shortlists Are Nigh!

Cybils2013SmallTonight at midnight (Arizona time), the Cybils shortlists will be announced in all 11 categories (plus some sub-categories). Stay tuned at Cybils.com for the finalists. 

I truly believe that the Cybils shortlists are one of the finest resources that the Kidlitosphere has to offer. They are the result of > 50 round 1 bloggers (teachers, librarians, parents, authors, and more), who have read their way through more than 1300 nominated titles across the various categories. These tireless readers have winnowed each category down to a list of five to seven titles that believe are the most kid-friendly and well-written of the bunch. 

The Cybils shortlists are available by age range and genre (poetry, graphic novels, non-fiction, fiction, speculative fiction, book apps). Each list offers a wonderful starting place for anyone who is looking for great new books for a particular child. You can browse past shortlist by going to Cybils.com and following the links in the upper right-hand corner. For this year's lists, as I said, stay tuned. They are coming in just a few short hours. And they are fabulous! 

© 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook

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21. Happy New Year! The 2013 Cybils Finalists Are Here

Cybils2013SmallAs I promised yesterday, the 2013 Cybils shortlists have been announced, and they are fabulous. Cybils Editor-in-Chief Anne Levy says: 

"Happy Cybils New Year! Really, when all the confetti is swept up, the champagne bottles put in recycling, and your hangover nursed back to a semblance of sobriety, what else is there? Us, that's what!

We're back again with another list of books that kept our panelists riveted through the holiday season. We sifted through more than 1,300 books and apps this year. Phew! We have this down to a science by now, but even so, there have been a few changes." (Click through for more detail about the changes, and trends we've observed in this year's crop of finalists)

Some highlights for me: 

The Fiction Picture Books list includes 3 of my favorites: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Open this Little Book, and Sophie's Squash (links go to my reviews). Kinda glad I'm not on the Round 2 panel that has to select between those and several other well-regarded titles. But one day, I would like to be a Round 1 judge again in this category. So many wonderful books.

Penny and Her Marble on the Easy Readers shortlist (how have I not reviewed this one?). With, of course, an Elephant & Piggie title, and several others that I look forward to checking out with my daughter. I see this category becoming increasingly important for reading suggestions for my household in the next couple of years, along with the Early Chapter Books category. 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and The 14 Fibs of Gregory K on the Middle Grade Fiction shortlist. I'm extra-happy for Gregory K author Greg Pincus, who is a real-world friend. 

The Young Adult Speculative Fiction list is chock full of books that I've been wanting to read, and one that I did read and enjoy: Dark Triumph from the His Fair Assassin series. 

But really, all of the lists are amazing. Need recommendations for nonfiction? YA graphic novels? Poetry? Book apps? The Cybils organization has your back. But don't take my word for it. Click through and see. You won't be disappointed. Happy New Year and Happy Cybils Day! 

© 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook. This site is an Amazon affiliate. 

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22. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 10

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It was a bit of a light week overall, but, happily, there are a number of excellent articles dedicated to growing bookworms. 

Book Lists and Awards

Some good books in the Newbery / Caldecott 2014: Final Prediction Edition from @FuseEight http://ow.ly/sqTfx #kidlit

These are standouts | Picture Book Gems of Years Past 10 years recommended by @fuseeight http://ow.ly/somuE #kidlit

Neat to see so much #kidlit in the top 20 books of last year (w/ a middle grade title at the top) http://ow.ly/smEkF via @100scopenotes

Another good list: 2013 Best Children’s Fiction from @tashrow Waking Brain Cells http://ow.ly/smDZO #kidlit

Diversity

At Random Musings of a Bibliophile @brandymuses reviews the fabulous The Latte Rebellion by my friend @aquafortis http://ow.ly/sqSRS

The folks @bookriot are looking to cover more books by people of color, and are looking for your author suggestions http://ow.ly/somRL

Events

2013-badge-chocolateandpink (1)It's that time of year | Launching A #KidLit Celebration of Women's History Month, 2014! http://ow.ly/skog9

The 2014 SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is ramping up! http://ow.ly/solzx via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Nice! Through the Years: Reflections on Raising a Reader by Monica Babaian @txlibrarianbabs @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/smFrw

The Importance of Reading Bedtime Stories to Big Kids | @Scholastic http://ow.ly/soRa4 #literacy

Because kids need books! Ten Ways to Find Children's Books on the Cheap from @BooksBabiesBows #kidlit #literacy http://ow.ly/smF2B

Excellent! Matt Renwick’s Top 10 Takeaways from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease @NerdyBookClub @ReadByExample http://ow.ly/smEMf

On her daughter finding "Her Book", "THE book that spoke to her" by @GigiMcAreads @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/sfHA8

Excellent resource! Chapter Books to Read With Children 5-12 from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/sfHpz #literacy

Miscellaneous

Twenty Questions from @escapeadulthood to Start Your Year with a Bang. I like "What's my perfect day?" http://ow.ly/sonlc

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Stacked: The Reductive Approach to YA Revisited: Contemporary YA & Generosity to Readers http://ow.ly/smDMe @catagator #yalit

Food for thought from @haleshannon at Squeetus: The young adult book tropes that ate the world http://ow.ly/sko3K

Schools and Libraries

A great idea! Nonfiction in the School Cafeteria | @ReadByExample http://ow.ly/smFb0 #literacy

© 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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23. Book Competition: Waxing Press, the Tide Lock Prize

Waxing Press announces its inaugural contest for works of fiction, the Tide Lock Prize. We are seeking new work in the form of a novel, novella or collection of short stories. A single prizewinner will be selected and awarded with publication in both print and digital editions. There is a modest $5 entry fee.

Submissions are due February 1st, 2014.

For more information and guidelines, please visit our website or our submissions page. We are also on Facebook and on Twitter.

About the press:
Based out of Cincinnati, OH, Waxing Press is an independent small book publisher. We prize, above all else, literary excellence and work that pushes the bounds of what fiction does, what fiction can do and what fiction should do. Writing that is deeply intellectual. Work with big ideas, and navigates risk and experimentation with a masterful hand.

All other inquiries can be directed to us at:

info[AT]waxingpress(DOT)com (Change [AT] to @ and (DOT) to .)

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24. Post-publication Book Awards: The 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose

The 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and GRASSROOTS, SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine, are pleased to announce the 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards. One book of poetry and one book of prose (novel, short fiction, or literary nonfiction) will be selected from submissions of titles published in 2013, and the winning authors will receive an honorarium of $1000 and will present a public reading and participate in panels at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The dates for the 2014 festival will be October 22-24, 2014. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the two winners.

Entries may be submitted by either author or publisher, and must include a copy of the book, a cover letter, a brief biography of the author including previous publications, and a $20.00 entry fee made out to "SIUC - Dept. of English."

Entries must be postmarked December 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014. Materials postmarked after February 1 will be returned unopened. Because we cannot guarantee their return, all entries will become the property of the SIUC Department of English.

Entrants wishing acknowledgment of receipt of materials must include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Judges will come from the faculty of SIUC's MFA Program in Creative Writing and the award winners will be selected by the staff of GRASSROOTS. The winners will be notified in May 2014. All entrants will  be notified of the results in June 2014.

The awards are open to single-author titles published in 2013 by independent, university, or commercial publishers. The winners must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the 2014 Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival (October 22-24, 2014) to receive the award.
Entries from vanity presses and self-published books are not eligible. Current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.

Past winners of the Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Entries must be postmarked December 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014 (please do not send materials early or late).
Send all materials to:

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards/GRASSROOTS
Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

(please indicate "Poetry" or "Prose" on envelope)

For further information, e-mail:

grassrootsmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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25. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 24

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

Stacked: A Couple of #YAlit Mini-Trends: Downton Abbey Clones + The Wizard of Oz reimagined http://ow.ly/sVmsS

Mock Newbery, Caldecott + Printz Lists – The Ultimate Round-Up — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/sVmh4 #kidlit

25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read – @Flavorwire http://ow.ly/sTBQn via @PWKidsBookshelf

RT @pragmaticmom: 10 Perfect Read Aloud Books for 3rd Grade http://bit.ly/1fXujC6 #3rdGrade #KBN @ColbySharp #KidLit

CCBlogC: The 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award Goes to Lemony Snicket http://ow.ly/sQR6M #kidlit

The Fairytales and Folktales of 2013: An Accounting — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/sOfVU #kidlit

Great book ideas | Emily’s Library ( @PhilNel 's 3/yo niece) Part 7: 31 Good Books for Small Humans http://ow.ly/sM8Fa #kidlit

Congratulations to @LaurelSnyder + other winners of 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards http://ow.ly/sOdXR @JewishLibraries

10 (Really Good) Books That Didn't Make Our #Cybils Shortlist from @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/sM6Iz #kidlit #sff

Always a worthy goal | Titles That Have Legs by @katsok + @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/sM7rv #kidlit

The 2014 Edgar Award Nominees (best mysteries by category, inc. #kidlit and #yalit ) http://ow.ly/sFnuW via @bkshelvesofdoom

Diversity

Mitali Perkins’ Students Debate Whether or Not Faces Belong on Book Covers | @CBCBook http://ow.ly/sVenT @MitaliPerkins

2014 Releases: LGBTQ Young Adult Literature | @molly_wetta at wrapped up in books http://ow.ly/sLZS6 #yalit

A Tuesday Ten: African American Characters in Fantasy and SF | Views From the Tesseract http://ow.ly/sQSrT #kidlit

MCBookDay-21-300x234Multicultural Children’s Book Day is Coming Jan 27th! – by @PragmaticMom @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/sHil7 #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Can you make kids love books? asks @salon http://ow.ly/sTBLx via @PWKidsBookshelf

RT @katsok: THIS is why reading aloud to children (yours & your students) is magical & important. http://sharpread.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/a-crooked-kind-of-perfect-reading-moment/ … Thanks for sharing, @colbysharp

Lovely! On reading picture books to my 10/yo son - a sentimental post about why it's been a nice thing @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/sM8i2

Fancy Nancy-like Books "For Boys" (and girls) from @abbylibrarian http://ow.ly/sHhVv #vocabulary and love of words

Seven Things You Should Be Doing as You’re Reading to Your Child - I Can Teach My Child! http://ow.ly/sHh4I via @tashrow #literacy

Kidlitosphere

Introducing the First Ever, Absolutely Fantastic, SLJ Pre-Game and Post-Game Show!!! — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/sM5kF #kidlit

Regarding Independent Booksellers, @gail_gauthier asks: Why Can't I Shop In Both Places? http://ow.ly/sM2KK

First installment of a very cool new #YAlit Roundup @tordotcom http://ow.ly/sM8ws (via Tanita Davis)

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

RT @RIFWEB: Well said @CharlesMBlow! THANK YOU for sharing your story about the power of books and reading. #bookpeopleunite http://goo.gl/MVJup7

KidlitCon2013Tip for authors from #KidLitCon | How Do You Know Which Blogs To Tell About Your Book? @leewind @scbwi @MotherReader http://ow.ly/sQjNr

Very nice! Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by @BethShaum @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/sM5Hg #kidlit

Fascinating Numbers About Children's Book Sales + a decline in teens reading for fun @leewind @scbwi http://ow.ly/sFn4Z via @FuseEight

Parenting

Why Is Narcissism Increasing Among Young Americans? asks Peter Gray in Psychology Today http://ow.ly/sFmPl

Picture book suggestions for Beating the Monsters from @ReadingWithBean http://ow.ly/sM5f1 #kidlit

Programs and Research

Sigh! RT @FirstBook: 61% of low-income families have no age appropriate books at home. http://bit.ly/1c8EGKU @cliforg

eReading Is Rising, But It’s Not Replacing Print: Pew Research @GalleyCat http://ow.ly/sHhqi #literacy via @tashrow

Schools and Libraries

What is the Best Starting Age for Schooling, some guidelines from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/sQSOs #parenting

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/sM7PD via Wendie Old

Library Programming for Preschoolers: Take a Tip from Preschool Centers | @hiMissJulie http://ow.ly/sM3tD #libraries

It DOES Make a Difference. @lochwouters seconds @hiMissJulie on boosting your youth librarian colleagues http://ow.ly/sFmCY

Social Media and Devices

True! Why patting the bunny is better than swiping the screen @OnParenting via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/sTBsP

Words of reason from @katsok about Social Media and Our Students (applies to our kids, too) http://ow.ly/sM5QL

Everything I Need to Know About Twitter I Learned in Kindergarten by @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/sQS6Q

The Book Chook: 2013 iPad App Reviews at @bookchook http://ow.ly/sM7AR #literacy #kidlit

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