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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 15

Here are some highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Note that links that I'll be including in the upcoming mid-month children's literacy and reading news roundup are not included here, making this a bit of a shorter recap than usual.

Book Lists and Awards

RT @santaclaralib: Have you discovered the genre of steampunk yet? Here’s a list of recommended children’s books. http://fb.me/2wXZg7p76

RT @MrSchuReads: 2013 ALSC & YALSA Book Picks: The year’s best titles for children and teens via @sljournal

2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Awards (#picturebooks) via @tashrow http://ow.ly/iLgtP #kidlit

What books are in your personal canon, asks @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/iLfnz

Book Suggestions from those who know books, Capitol Choices: http://ow.ly/iocHI (via @ldonline) #kidlit

At Cozy Up and Read, Valerie shares several Easy Readers that are lively and fun (not always the case): http://ow.ly/iLdic

Thinking ahead to St. Patrick's Day--Irish Fantasy (Middle Grade) for Kids http://ow.ly/iWQk6 from @charlotteslib #kidlit

Boys will be boys: 4 recommended middle-grade adventures from @HornBook http://ow.ly/iSZof

Books and Gender

Must-read from @charlotteslib: International Women's Day, reviewing + raising the next generation of male book reviewers http://ow.ly/iDk0E

Food for thought: What Happens When Your Son Falls in Love with a "Girly" Book Series? | @BitchMedia http://ow.ly/iDjo7 via @catagator


An older post but still delightful, @debnance shares photos of little libraries http://ow.ly/iLfE3 (via @semicolonblog )

RT @bkshelvesofdoom: Good project to do with discarded library books, possibly? | Miniature Houses Built of Books: http://wp.me/p2Xrlp-1zG8 via @flavorwire

The weight of books, thoughts on personal libraries by David L. Ulin @latimes http://ow.ly/iDiXX via @catagator

RT @tashrow At A Pakistani Mobile Library, Kids Can Check Out Books, And Hope : NPR http://buff.ly/YLn3hH #literacy


How the Nerdy Book Club Changed [Saved] My Life by @brianwyzlic |@NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/iGT28

RT @howeprincipal: IRA's Reading Today is free for this monthhttp://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91b2897c#/91b2897c/12 …

Literacy Programs and Research

RT @FirstBook: Competitors or Collaborators? A Q&A w/ Carol Rasco puts the myth to rest & explains how @FirstBook works with @RIFWEB http://ow.ly/iP6uC

RT @HowePrincipal: The literacy crisis: Searching for solutions in Mississippi | News | The Sun Herald

RT @PennyKittle: Mexico is floundering socially, politically and economically because so many of its citizens do not read. http://nyti.ms/W4VX4m Thx, Anna.

Most Influential #kidlit Publisher You've Never Heard Of | @roomtoread http://ow.ly/iWXdU Publishing Perspectives via @PWKidsBookshelf

I'll continue to share children's literacy and reading news @JensBookPage. You can also follow me at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

This post © 2013 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved.