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News Release: 2014 Scholastic #SummerReading Challenge Launches Today

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 2

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Please note that I am not sharing my many #WeNeedDiverseBooks retweets, because there are quite a few of them, and they are links to photos, rather than links to articles and blog posts. Instead, I refer you to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag, where you can find tons of interesting stuff. I do have many other diversity-themed links here. 

Book Lists

What’s Old is New: Recent YA Books with Allusions to Classic Lit | @sljournal Spotlight |

What Makes a Family?: Novels for Middle Grade Readers | JLG’s Booktalks to Go | @sljournal #kidlit

10 Books With Meaning, suggested by @Book_Nut #kidlit #yalit

Very nice list: 10 Books for Teaching Kids About Responsibility from @PragmaticMom #kidlit #parenting

Nice list of Rick Riordan Read Alikes from @alibrarymama #kidlit @CampHalfBlood

RT @PoesyGalore @JensBookPage @alibrarymama @camphalfblood Don't miss this list, too-they cover dif't titles & I learned lot frm both …


DiversebookslogoDiversity Social Media Campaign Goes Viral, reports @PublishersWkly #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Have you heard about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign? 3 days starting May 1 | Details here: via @CynLeitichSmith

3..2..1..Action, the steps to take to support the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, starting tomorrow!

Tanita Davis "Diverse books remind us that our stories are varicolored, many shaped, multi-shaded @WeNeedDiverseBooks

Photo of Charlotte's son + focus on diversity in MG fantasy/science fiction from @charlotteslib #WeNeedDiverseBooks 

DiverseBooksPhoto.@thereadingzone | #WeNeedDiverseBooks in Class "The world is more diverse than panels... would lead us to believe" 

(My #WeNeedDiverseBooksPhoto to the right, click to enlarge)

Thoughts @greenbeanblog on why #WeNeedDiverseBooks and what you can do as a librarian to support this

"All I want are books that reflect the world I live in" - Jennie @kidsilkhaze on #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Sprout's Bookshelf: #WeNeedDiverseBooks - For My Family and Yours @SproutsBkshelf

Melissa from @Book_Nut on why #WeNeedDiverseBooks and the #greatgreenchallenge at the bookstore where she works

Handsell-Off for Varian Johnson's upcoming novel: Here's what's going down, launched by @KateMessner via @haleshannon

Update on The Great Greene Heist Challenge from Varian Johnson #kidlit #diversity

Leila from @bkshelvesofdoom shares highlights from @sljournal : The Diversity Issue. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

How Author G. Neri and Librarian Kimberly DeFusco Changed a Life | @sljournal via @medinger #diversity

Should white people write about people of color? @malindalo via @FuseEight #diversity

#Diversity, Authenticity, and Literature | Pretti Chhibber @bookriot

eBooks and Screens

SFW-logo-with-2014-dateI like this idea | @lochwouters library to having "Less Screen Week" b/c true screen free is "practically impossible"

What You Need to Know Before Letting Your Kids Read E-Books | @Time via @PWKidsBookshelf

Online skimming probably hasn’t affected serious reading after all | Valerie Strauss in @washingtonpost via @tashrow

Growing Bookworms

10 Steps to Raising a Lifelong Reader | @HarperChildrens via @tashrow (great references too) #GrowingBookworms

Raising readers: How to share a love of literature with your kids. Thoughts from Anna Quindlen @cnn

SRC Book swap event imagePress Release Fun: A Virtual Book Swap on #SummerReading@fuseeight + Lori Ess + @Scholastic

What a fun idea! Story-inspired decor @365gcb | Using picture book jacket covers as art!

Great stuff from @SproutsBkshelf | 7 Gifts of Read-Aloud, Or Why I'll Read (Almost) Any Book to My Kid #literacy

The 5 Rs of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary | Anjali Joshi @HuffPost via @ReachOutAndRead

Teaching Kids How to Take Care of Books - @growingbbb #GrowingBookworms

National Poetry Month

NationalPoetryMonthBlackout Poetry and the New York Times | @medinger wraps up her #NationalPoetryMonth posts

Liz In Ink shares Haiku 30 for #NationalPoetryMonth

GottaBook: Wrapping up 30 Poets/30 Days for #NationalPoetryMonth w/ Pat Mora and Walter Dean Myers @gregpincus

Wrapping up #NationalPoetryMonth from @MaryLeeHahn Our Wonderful World 30: People

#NationalPoetryMonth - Recap and Reflections from @missrumphius

Wrapping up Science Poetry Pairings @missrumphius with All Things Science #NationalPoetryMonth

Tanita Davis wraps up her poem a day series for #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Reading Challenge for Kids {Final Week} @momandkiddo #NationalPoetryMonth

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Why I Am Mad at the New York Times Best Seller List by @StaceyLoscalzo on Frozen adaptation topping the list

On the joy of talking about books by #literacy specialist Lindsey Jones @NerdyBookClub

Programs and Research

Cheerios launches 11th year of putting kids' books in cereal boxes, now including chapter books via @rosemondcates

El Paso Public Library, Parks and Recreation give 25,000 books given to area children - @bobmoorenews via @FirstBook

RIF_Primary_VerticalIf you send a Mother's Day ecard Macy's will donate $2 to @RIFWEB | Details:

Schools and Libraries

Books to help teachers get ready for summer vacation (and recommend titles to kids) @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy

Getting rid of weekly prizes in #SummerReading program by @lochwouters #libraries

Good advice for what to say when you don't know the answer from @mollyidle @NerdyBookClub on impact of great teachers

Girls Do Better Than Boys in School at All Ages and Subjects, Study Finds - @NBCNews

7 Big Myths About #Libraries | Erinn Batykefer @HuffPostBooks via @somers_library

Interesting post at the relaunched blog The Uncommon Corps: Thinking About Graphical #Literacy

"Standards of some form, and hopefully #CommonCore, should still be in place for schools" @ReadByExample

Supporting the #CommonCore State Standards: #Librarians at the Center by @MaryAnnScheuer

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