Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 18
Eight Recent Baby Bookworm Favorites: April 19

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 19

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Some of these were also shared on my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

Book Lists

Stacked: Unlikable Female Characters in YA Fiction: A Reading List from @catagator #yalit

Book list: Early and First Chapter Books for Kids {Mysteries and Detective Stories} from @momandkiddo

Perfect list for Poetry Month: Top Ten Novels in Verse by Lauren Strohecker | @NerdyBookClub


Lovely Boston music mix and tribute from Philip Nel, who grew up in the same town my dad did

Have you read Carrie Jones' post about the Boston Marathon (she was there). You must:


This is good news. Simon & Schuster Launches Ebook Lending Program With NYC Libraries - @ShiftTheDigital

An excellent question: RT @tashrow: Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books? #ebooks

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Activities for Children's Book Week, 2013 from @BookChook #literacy

How to Use Your Child's Interests to Make Reading Fun from @LiteracyLaunch #literacy

Helpful stuff! How to Read Wordless Picture Books to Kids from @momandkiddo #literacy

A cautionary tale for parents: Confessions of a Former “Really Good Reader” by @tobeyant | @NerdyBookClub

Fun post from Bob Staake: 31 Things Parents and Kids Can Do Without a Screen  #literacy

Encouraging post from @carriegelson @NerdyBookClub on school-based grade 4-7 book club success: Book Monsters Unite

Roundup of some Early #Literacy Outdoor activities from @bookblogmomma

RT @tashrow: Reading with Babies and Board Books for Babies – Mama Smiles-Joyful Parenting

Programs and Research

One Million Books Available Now for Schools and Programs in States Affected by Hurricane Sandy @FirstBook

Learned about a new #literacy nonprofit that gives books to foster kids: The Book Train, via Gail Gauthier  #litrdup

Guys Lit Wire: It's Time for the Annual Spring Book Fair for Ballou High School Library!!!  @chasingray #literacy

This is a neat article. Cincinnati pediatrician trades ER for children's bookstore  #literacy

Gender and Society

Parents (esp. of daughters) should check out @StaceyLoscalzo post on the evolution of "Skinny Toys" for girls. Sigh.

I sure hope so. Article asks: Can Building Toys for Girls Improve Math and Tech Skills? - @WSJ

An important post. @haleshannon launches a discussion about "rape culture" (an environment conducive to rape)


RT @bookchook: Great tips for #parents Playground Etiquette

Must-read from @thereadingzone "Start treating teachers like professionals" in “You’re Too Smart to be a Teacher!”

RT @CPPotter: Do you use ARCs? @catagator and @LizB are looking for librarians, teachers and bloggers to answer a short survey.

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