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Links I Shared on Twitter This Week: August 3

Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week:

Some very nice 2012 #kidlit and #yalit booklists from Bankstreet College of Education http://ow.ly/cHnAK via @bkshelvesofdoom

Week 8 of Free SYNC YA MP3s includes DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by @LainiTaylor w/ Tale of 2 Cities http://ow.ly/cH2bJ 

RT @playbythebook: What is the most popular aspect of chaos theory in children’s literature? Find out here

RT @imaginationsoup: It's not too late to host a fun summer book club for kids! Or a fall book club What do you think? http://fb.me/1uZqgTVcB

Just in time for the Olympics: Good Game! Children's Sports Books via ESSL Children's Literature Blog http://ow.ly/cFVxZ

Check out the @toonbooks Messy Eater Giveaway. Share your child's messy photo/video, winner gets a free book http://ow.ly/cFD74

Dedication: an ode to #picturebook friends by Annette Simon on @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/cFApw #kidlit

Reading, Teaching, Learning: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! http://ow.ly/cE5Q4 Also references @anitasilvey

Sad! Maeve Binchy, bestselling Irish writer, dies aged 72 | Books | The Guardian http://ow.ly/cE5Gg via @bkshelvesofdoom

Looking forward to this! Dystopian August Kick-Off + 5 Marked-Up Novels Giveaway! @lenoreva http://ow.ly/cE5nN #yalit

J.K. Rowling to Give Webcast to Launch New Harry Potter Reading Club http://ow.ly/cE56J  #hpREADS @Scholastic #kidlit

Friday Confession: I’ve Forgotten How to Read Adult Novels |@NoVALibraryMom http://ow.ly/cE3ZC via @ShiftTheDigital

Can Kids Be Taught Persistence? | MindShift http://ow.ly/cE3LA via @ShiftTheDigital @sljournal

RT @CowsCantJump: Several Super Summer Reading Tips via @GailTerp including "Show your kids you value reading by reading yourself." http://ow.ly/cBM3h  #ece

RT @rileycarney: Why Are We Wired for Story? by Lisa Cron http://ow.ly/cAM93  @WriterUnboxed #amwriting #writers

Stacked: So You Want to Read YA?: A Series Wrap-Up + Survey http://ow.ly/cBAE6 #yalit #kidlit

Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says @EducationWeek http://ow.ly/cBzXt #literacy

Lucky, lucky kids! JK Rowling is building Hogwarts-style treehouses in her back yard http://ow.ly/czOLW via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

The July Carnival of Children’s Literature is up at Anastasia Suen's new blog http://ow.ly/czMyR @asuen1 #kidlit

Boy Books or Girl Books. Thought-provoking comments from @LizB on issue raised by @haleshannon http://ow.ly/cyAn7 #kidlit

Fascinating RT @tashrow: Want to help books survive? Promote authors yourself | Books | http://guardian.co.uk http://buff.ly/OfUwtw

That's all for this week. Follow me @JensBookPage for more children's literature and literacy-related links. 

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