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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 21

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week (plus a few from last week when I was on vacation) @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

New book list at Stacked: Writing Duos, Or When Authors Team Up http://ow.ly/mcy4y @catagator #yalit

10 picture books written +/or illustrated by African-Americans that celebrate spirit of summer | The Brown Bookshelf http://ow.ly/mbWPc

New series launch @GreenBeanBlog: So You Want To Read Middle Grade? http://ow.ly/mcxIT #kidlit

The Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Winners have been announced, reports @tashrow http://ow.ly/mcv0N #kidlit

More books for kids who love Percy Jackson, various categories, from @pragmaticmom http://ow.ly/mbZFP #kidlit

Diversity (or Lack Thereof)

Sigh! In the 101 top-grossing family films from 1990 to 2004, 75% of characters were male http://ow.ly/mbZTl via @haleshannon

A look at diversity in middle grade fantasy and science fiction so far this year from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/meuYt #kidlit

On the state of diversity in children's books @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/mev3J #kidlit

YA author Tanita Davis chimes in on the diversity gap in children's books http://ow.ly/meH2x #kidlit

First Book Tackles Lack of Diversity in Children's Books http://ow.ly/macoL via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

I love this! Top Ten Signs You Are Raising an Avid Reader http://bit.ly/19a8k3Y

Check out the lovely Reading Cave built by librarian @lochwouters. Would be easy to do at home, too... http://ow.ly/mbZaG

Are eReaders the Answer for Dormant Readers? asks @readingtub http://ow.ly/mbY41 #literacy #kidlit

Libraries

Every Library + Museum in America, Mapped. Yes, there are more libraries than McDonalds Emily Badger @AtlanticCities http://ow.ly/mai1K

ALA Promises Expanded School Library Advocacy in 2013–2014 | @sljournal http://ow.ly/macPN

Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | @sljournal http://ow.ly/lMJUR

The Great Summer Library Challenge for Kids takes on Non-Fiction @momandkiddo + @bethanyntt http://ow.ly/meuww + http://ow.ly/meuDz

Today's Summer Library Challenge for Kids focuses on Fiction | from @bethanyntt and @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/lMMF2  #kidlit #literacy

Play

Using Language Experience Stories for kindergarten readiness {Get Ready for K Through Play} from @coffeeandcrayon http://ow.ly/mbYTb

Suggestions for Travel Games to keep kids busy without screens from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/mbWrW

This sounds fun! Summer Boredom Buster: Make Your Own Board Game! from @LiteracyLaunch http://ow.ly/mcycF

Very cool! 22 Children's book inspired dolls' houses | @playbythebook http://ow.ly/lQnC4 #kidlit

Research

Americans: The world’s sleepiest students, and it's hurting #literacy http://ow.ly/lMBF7 @postlocal via @scholastic

Parents Who Own Bookshelves Raise Kids Who Do Better in Schoolhttp://ow.ly/macH8 Gizmodo via @PWKidsBookshelf #literacy

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | Annie Murphy Paul at TIME.com http://ow.ly/mc0oK via @medinger

Summer Reading

Now I need to re-read The Great Brain books! Summertime and the Reading is Nerdy by Erica S. Perl @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/mcvxW

Delightful! Host a Summer Reading Party! by Jenny Meyerhoff | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/mbZrx

This is great! Irving Reads Initiative Provides Books for 20k Students for#summerreading | @nbcdfw via @Scholastic http://ow.ly/lMwVU

Sounds smart to me. Terry suggests trying "Reading Buddy" programs during the summer @readingtub http://ow.ly/mcunX

Teaching

Must-read for teachers: The Kids are Still All Right, Despite What Accelerated Reader Might Say | @thereadingzone http://ow.ly/mbYLA

Teachers! @KirbyLarson is looking for guest posts about your experiences connecting kids with books http://ow.ly/lOROA @NerdyBookClub

Writing

Worth reading for any mom trying to also do something else: Writing + mother: how I (sort of) do both by @haleshannon http://ow.ly/mc1hu

This bugs me, too (made-up dialog in nonfiction). Notes from The Nonfiction Dialogue Stickler of Doom @fuseeight http://ow.ly/meujj

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