Creepy Carrots!: Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown
Two Taro Gomi Board Books

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 19

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past couple of weeks @JensBookPage.

Book Lists and Awards

Get Genrefied: Historical Fiction #yalit roundup at Stacked

Nice list of books to read aloud for families just starting to read together from 1000 Acre Woods #literacy

There are some good books on the : Best Children's Books of 2013 So Far lists (by age range)

The Top 10 #kidlit Crying Books | @NerdyBookClub

RT @RandomHouse: 15 Series to Read If You Enjoyed The Hunger Games: @BuzzFeed

Fun booklist dedicated to Growing A Detective from One Thousand Acre Woods blog #kidlit

Diversity (or Not)

Sigh! Children’s Picture Books Retain Stubborn Stereotypes reports@pacificstand via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

RT @tashrow Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White, Even as Demographics Shift – Atlanta Black Star #kidlit

Diversity_tinakuglerI really like this graphic from @firstbook (as shared by @msyingling) about diversity in #kidlit

New Disability in #Kidlit Blog launching this month — @lizb

Growing Bookworms (and Summer Reading)

Thoughts on Summer Reading from an English teacher from @thereadingzone @NerdyBookClub #kidlit #literacy

Ideas for finding time and space to read in the busyness of summer from Amy @literacylaunch #literacy

How books can help kids find their inner nerd @nerdybookclub

How to Read Aloud to Your Child from @CoffeeandCrayon #literacy #summerreading

Interesting! Vocabulary Learning (lessons from my 2 year-old) - Growing Book by Book #literacy

Free resource: Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! via @bkshelvesofdoom

More Read Aloud Please @StaceyLoscalzo on how hard it can be to keep reading aloud, even for a #literacy advocate

RT @ShannonMiller: How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer from @MindShift #tlchat #iowatl #vanmeter

New blogger Ali Posner has 3 posts w/ #summerreading tips. Start here: | Raising Great Readers w/ Great Books

Let’s avoid the #summerslide – Summer reading tip #7: Read Aloud | Raising Great Readers with Great Books @aliposner

StallRT @ReadAloud_org: Studies have shown that low-income students are particularly vulnerable to the summer slide. #readaloud

RT @ReadAloud_org: "Summer Learning Loss Study: Can 'Summer Slide' Be Prevented?" YES! Keep reading aloud every day!

Great ideas for @readaloud_org's Seize the Summer campaign from @BooksBabiesBows #literacy

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Classroom into a Hotbed of Enthusiastic Readers @megangreads + @muellerholly @NerdyBookClub

Ideas for enriching the learning of gifted children from @trevorhcairney #Literacy

On Reading and Books

Stacked: Five Essential Elements for Great Audiobook Narration, with examples #yalit

What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books? asks @catagator @bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf #yalit

Fun Infographic by Laura E. Kelly: What Reader Species are You? via @bkshelvesofdoom

Thoughts on authors as inspiration in Fangirl by @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub #kidlit

RT @tashrow Does E-Reading Change the Way You Read? #ebooks #reading

Entertaining: The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks @NYTimes via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

Programs and Research

Sigh! Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book @Guardian via @PWKidsBookshelf

Pew Study: Technology Aids Students’ Writing Skills Though Challenges Remain - @ShiftTheDigital via @PWKidsBookshelf

Impressive long-term results of a Jamaican program that taught parenting skills to low-income families @freakonomics

Publishers and eBooks

SummerChallenge4Color-300x206So glad to hear that the @Scholastic Summer Challenge has reached 100 Million Minutes Read already #literacy

NPR’s All Things Considered on @Scholastic #literacy mission @NPRBooks #kidlit

Fun! Zoe @playbythebook says @MacKidsBooks looking for people in UK/Ireland to break longest paper doll chain record

RT @tashrow Apple Violated Antitrust Law By Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices, Judge Rules #ebooks

Do ebooks spell the death of the print textbook—and the 50-pound bookbag @usatoday via @PWKidsBookshelf

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