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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 7

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This week we are heavy on events, and lighter than usual on book lists. Major events in the children's book blogging world this week included: the start of Women's History Month, World Read Aloud Day (March 5th), and Read Across America Day (March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday).

Book Lists and Awards

55 Science Picture Books for Kids from @momandkiddo #nonfiction #booklist

Winners of the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards,#kidlit voted on by UK schoolkids @tashrow

2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners from @tashrow at Waking Brain Cells #kidlit

Middle Grade Science Fiction recommendations (old and new) from Stephanie Whelan @greenbeanblog #kidlit

Diversity and Gender

Must-read from @catagator at Stacked on Why Talking About Girl Reading Matters #kidlit #yalit

Interesting thoughts from @haleshannon On neutral characters and relating to the specific #yalit #diversity

This is very cool! Initiative on Fighting Gender Stereotypes in Kids' Publishing  #LetBooksBeBooks @PWKidsBookshelf

Events: Women's History Month

The #Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month blog is back in action for 2014 @kidlitwhm

Very nice! Great Kid Books: Celebrating Women's History Month: a challenge for the month of March @MaryAnnScheuer

Celebrating the life & work of Jane Goodall with kindergartners (ages 4-8) by @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit

Events: World Read Aloud Day

On National Grammar Day, World Read Aloud Day, and the grammar benefits of reading to kids from @BooksBabiesBows

World Read Aloud Day (And Why I Do It) from @NoVALibraryMom #literacy @litworldsays

Read Aloud. Change the World | @pamallyn on World Read Aloud Day @HuffingtonPost #literacy

Thoughts on tomorrow's World Read Aloud Day from @frankisibberson @litworldsays #literacy

Very nice! A Year of Reading is Celebrating @NerdyBookClub with a Donation to LitWorld! @MaryLeeHahn @frankisibberson

Coming Soon: World Read Aloud Day, on March 5th. Read @BookChook thoughts! @litworldsays

Events: Read Across America Day

Oh, the Quotations You’ll Forget! @PhilNel sets the record straigt on things Dr. Seuss didn't say

A bit late, but a nice list of resources for Read Across American Day / Seuss Day yesterday at Wendie's Wanderings:

Growing Bookworms

RT @tashrow Getting the right books into every young child’s hands | Dallas Morning News #kidlit #reading

Many of you will be able to relate to this: On the joys of Good Old-Fashioned Books by @growingbbb

Quick #literacy ideas for Snow Days at Family Bookshelf @readingtub

On encouraging new readers to check in less frequently, and have more confidence @ReadingWithBean

True! Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents | Joe Paradise @HuffPostEducation via @tashrow


Via @tashrow good news for bloggers. Most of the many Getty Images will soon be Free to Use |

An introduction to @sljournal Battle of the Kids’ Books by @medinger @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Get Pinterest list of "What (children's) books taught me...", shared by @rosemondcates #kidlit

Lovely post on The Warmth of a Shared Experience (crying while reading aloud) by Cynthia Lord | @NerdyBookClub

Thoughts from @LizB On Liking (and not liking) Characters and why we should ask ourselves why we do (or don't)

Great stuff! A strong defense of Reading children's books as an adult from Views From the Tesseract

Schools and Libraries

Shanahan on #Literacy: Don’t Give the #CommonCore State Standards a Close Reading and Other Culinary Tips

For those interested in good elementary school #nonfiction, @frankisibberson is having A @mstewartscience Week

Is Homework Beneficial? Four Steps to Improvement from @TrevorHCairney

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