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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 29

Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I sometimes share links in other places, too, like on my Growing Bookworms Facebook Page or on Google+. But I try to always share things on Twitter, so that I have a full collection there.


RT @readingrockets: How the Children's Choice Book Awards @CBCBook help kids develop critical thinking: http://ow.ly/jqCSe #kidlit

The 2013 Astrid Lindgren Award Winner is Argentinia illustrator Isol, reports @tashrow http://ow.ly/jrnnD #kidlit

Waterstone’s 2013 Children’s Book Prize Winner | Waking Brain Cells http://ow.ly/joX1G via @tashrow #kidlit

Book Lists

My Top 10 Easter Egg Books - No Twiddle Twaddle http://ow.ly/joWTk @bethanyntt #kidlit

Suggested Reading for a Fifth Grade Boy who doesn't love fantasy from @StorySnoops http://ow.ly/jtylt #kidlit

Top Ten Picture Books I Recommend the Most from @thepbreview http://ow.ly/jroQg #kidlit

Ten MG Books Featuring Homeschoolers by Carrie Cox | @NerdyBookClub @wonderwegian http://ow.ly/joYfw #kidlit

List of Haiku #Poetry Books for Kids from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/joVrE  #kidlit

Growing Bookworms at Home

Nice post by @365gcb about two #literacy milestones from her 2 1/2 year old daughter things... http://ow.ly/joDfh

Must read post from @BookChook on letting kids read books that they enjoy, so they learn to love reading http://ow.ly/jrq5m #litrdup

Read the Same Book to All Your Children, urges @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/jrosp #literacy

Books, Babies, + Bows shares heartfelt post on the @Scholastic Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life Campaign http://ow.ly/joYUn #literacy

Teaching Reading

Shanahan on Literacy: Why Discussions of Close Reading Sounds Like Nails Scratching on a Chalkboard http://ow.ly/joZlv #literacy

Rt @jkloczko: Teaching Readers, Not Books http://wp.me/p2A2k7-ds via @nicolekukral Great post about reading and the whole class novel

Programs and Research

RT @tashrow Love! Cleveland project to turn vacant lots into literary spaces inspired by children’s books http://bit.ly/Yr2MOG @pageturner

Impact of TV watching on children's ability to fall asleep | Sound It Out by Joanne Meier | @ReadingRockets http://ow.ly/jtu1D

Demoralizing but important: how children's play is being sneakily redefined, by @alfiekohn on @joe_bower 's blog http://ow.ly/joWoQ


Fun stuff! Reading Too Much Into It: When Simple Picture Book Plots Take on Lives of Their Own — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/jtxMj #kidlit

A wonderful resource! The March 2013 Carnival of Children's Literature is now up @SharingSoda http://ow.ly/jydx9

GottaBook: Announcing the 2013 Edition of 30 Poets/30 Days! (And hosting Poetry Friday, too!) http://ow.ly/jkBJE @gregpincus

A celebration of one of my favorite books: Noel Streatfeild Read-Along: Ballet Shoes @bonnyglen http://ow.ly/jkycn #kidlit

Really fun post @bookpatrol with photos of gigantic books from old movies http://ow.ly/jky6a via @bkshelvesofdoom


So true! RT @bookchook: Yay for school libraries! The library: beating heart of the school http://gu.com/p/3ej57/tw @readingtub

RT @mrschureads: 50 things kids will miss if they do not have a school librarian:@colbysharp

RT @tashrow Play Boxes: Mini Playspaces in Your Library | http://buff.ly/13bIlK4


This is disturbing. Amazon still featuring porn as 'teen books for girls' | @todayshow http://ow.ly/jyciv via @PWKidsBookshelf

Amazon buys Goodreads. People are not going to be happy.

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